December 7, 2016
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Labor Dept. Awards $55 Mil For Green Jobs And The Under-Served

 

US Department of Labor announces nearly $55 million in green jobs training grants through Recovery Act

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced nearly $55 million in green jobs grants, as authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The grants will support job training and labor market information programs to help workers, many in underserved communities, find jobs in expanding green industries and related occupations.

"Today's announcement is part of the administration's long-term commitment to fostering both immediate economic growth and a clean energy future. It's an investment that will help American workers do well while doing good," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "These grants provide an immediate return, and they are part of a larger green initiative that will help lead to increased job placements and promote economic growth."

The two categories of grant awards announced today are: State Labor Market Information Improvement Grants and Green Capacity Building Grants. Both will be administered by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.

Green Capacity Building Grants, totaling $5.8 million, will increase the training capacity of 62 current Labor Department grant recipients through a variety of strategies, and will offer training opportunities to help individuals acquire jobs in expanding green industries. These grants will help serve underserved communities. Targeted communities include American Indians, women, at-risk youth and farm workers.

State Labor Market Information Improvement Grants, totaling $48.8 million, will support the collection and dissemination of labor market information, and will enhance the labor exchange infrastructure to provide career opportunities within clean energy industries. Grantees will be able to employ strategies that enable job seekers to connect with green job banks and help ensure that workers find employment after completing training. Thirty awards ranging from about $763,000 to $4 million were made to state workforce agencies to utilize data for workforce development strategies. Multiple state workforce agencies partnering as a consortium will use this program to gather information that is likely to have a regional, multi-state or national impact.

The grants are part of a larger Recovery Act initiative — totaling $500 million — for green jobs training grants designed to promote economic growth. The Department of Labor expects to release funding for an additional three green grant award categories over the next several months.

For a full listing and project description of each grant recipient, visit http://www.doleta.gov/pdf/GreenJobs.pdf.

Charts reflecting grantees is below.


STATE LABOR MARKET INFORMATION IMPROVEMENT - CONSORTIUM AWARDS

ORGANIZATION

CITY

STATE

CONSORTIUM MEMBERS

AMOUNT

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Indianapolis

Ind.

Michigan and Ohio

$4,000,000

State of Louisiana Office of Occupational Information Services (OOIS), Research & Statistics Division

Baton Rouge

La.

Mississippi

$2,279,393

Maryland Department of Labor & Industry

Baltimore

Md.

District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Virginia

$4,000,000

Montana Department of Labor & Industry

Helena

Mont.

Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming

$3,877,949

Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation

Carson City

Nev.

Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Utah

$3,753,000

Vermont Department of Labor

Montpelier

Vt.

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island

$3,999,923

 

STATE LABOR MARKET INFORMATION IMPROVEMENT - INDIVIDUAL STATE AWARDS

ORGANIZATION

CITY

STATE

AMOUNT

Alabama Department of Industrial Relations

Montgomery

Ala.

$1,145,210

Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce

Juneau

Alaska

$800,000

Arizona Department of Economic Security

Phoenix

Ariz.

$1,211,045

State of California/Employment Development Department

Sacramento

Calif.

$1,250,000

Delaware Department of Labor

Wilmington

Del.

$889,404

Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation

Tallahassee

Fla.

$1,250,000

Georgia Department of Labor

Atlanta

Ga.

$1,177,975

Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

Honolulu

Hawaii

$1,247,343

State of Idaho

Boise

Idaho

$1,250,000

Iowa Workforce Development

Des Moines

Iowa

$1,172,614

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet

Frankfort

Ky.

$1,250,000

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

St. Paul

Minn.

$1,155,488

Missouri Department of Economic Development

Jefferson City

Mo.

$1,227,192

NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Trenton

N.J.

$1,249,995

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

Albuquerque

N.M.

$1,250,000

New York State Department of Labor

Albany

N.Y.

$1,112,207

Employment Security Commission of North Carolina

Raleigh

N.C.

$946,034

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Columbus

Ohio

$1,015,700

State of Oregon Employment Department

Salem

Ore.

$1,250,000

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Harrisburg

Pa.

$1,250,000

Puerto Rico Department of Labor & Human Resources

San Juan

Puerto Rico

$1,248,388

South Carolina Department of Commerce

Columbia

S.C.

$763,175

Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Nashville

Tenn.

$765,340

Washington State Employment Security Department

Olympia

Wash.

 

GREEN JOBS CAPACITY BUILDING AWARDS

 


STORY TAGS: labor department, green jobs, underserved, recovery, act, training, stimulus, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, green industries, industry, business, technology, employment



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