The Green Jobs Innovation Fund is part of the Department s vision for ensuring that workers have the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities to succeed in a knowledge-based economy that includes high growth and emerging green industries.
Green industries include the energy efficiency and renewable
energy industries as well as sectors that impact our environment such as transportation, green construction, environmental protection, sustainable agriculture, forestry, and recycling and waste reduction.
The Green Jobs Innovation Fund will allow ETA to build upon the lessons learned from the green job investments provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Through competitive grant opportunities, the Fund will help workers receive job training in green industry sectors and occupations and access green career pathways.