The Department of Labor (DOL) announces the availability of approximately $190 million in grant funds to State Workforce Investment Boards of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the U. S. territories.
In order to highlight the important role States play in building a national green
economy, the Department is investing in workforce sector strategies that target energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.
DOL encourages a strategic planning process that aligns the Governors overall workforce vision, State energy policies, and local and regional training activities that lead to employment in targeted industry sectors.
This strategic planning process is an opportunity to develop a statewide energy sector strategy through a comprehensive partnership and development of a Sector Plan.
If an energy sector strategy is currently in place, that strategy should be reviewed and evaluated to address the requirements of this funding opportunity.
As a result of this Solicitation for Grant Application (SGA), the Department is fostering the development of a national workforce that is ready to meet the demands of the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.
A portion of the funds under this SGA will be reserved for communities or regions undergoing auto industry related restructurings.
The eligible applicants for this SGA are State Workforce Investment Boards in partnership with their State Workforce Agency, local Workforce Investment Boards or regional consortia of Boards, and One Stop Career Center delivery systems.
ETA intends to fund grants ranging from approximately $2 to $6 million.