Green Jobs Innovation Fund

The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $40 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Title I, Subtitle D, Section 171(d), Public Law 105-220 for the Green Jobs Innovation Fund (GJIF) to increase


the number of individuals completing training programs who receive industry-recognized credentials and to increase the number of individuals completing training programs for employment in green jobs.

ETA proposes to fund approximately five to eight grants to national and statewide organizations with local affiliates with existing career training programs to provide technical and basic skills training that lead to green job opportunities in at least six communities per grant with this SGA.

With these grants, the Department is emphasizing critical steps along green career pathways by:
1) forging linkages between Registered Apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs, and/or 2) integrating the delivery of technical and basic skills training through community-based partnerships.

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Green Jobs Innovation Fund Grants

Department of Labor

Agency: Department of Labor

Office: Employment and Training Administration

Estimated Funding: $40,000,000

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These funds are available to applicants with existing career training programs, including pre-apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship programs.

DOL intends to award large grants to national and statewide organizations with local affiliates in at least six communities per grant to ensure a broad variety of projects and broad geographic distribution across the country.

For purposes of this SGA, a community will be defined using all or part of the applicant’s existing service areas for each of the local affiliates participating in the training programs.

It is anticipated that these service areas will represent a single geographic area such as a neighborhood, city, or county, and the six communities should not overlap.

Eligible applicants must apply under one of three categories and state the eligibility in the abstract: 1) national labor-management organizations with local affiliates; 2) national non-profit organizations with local affiliates; or 3) statewide non-profit organizations or state Workforce Investment Act administering agencies with local affiliates.

Applicants from any of the three pools must propose training programs that operate in at least six locations.

The Department strongly encourages applicants to stretch their reach and resources to serve as many sites and individuals as practical within the project design.

Applicants under all three categories should note the partnership requirements in Section III.C.

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