FY18 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWJDT) Grants

Type: 
Funding
Event Date: 
Grant Deadline: 
Organization: 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Description: 

Deadline Passes December 15, 2017. Deadline for 2018 unknown. This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to deliver Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field. Please note that eligible entities who received an EWDJT grant in Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) are not eligible to apply for funding in FY18. While Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants require training in brownfield assessment and/or cleanup, these grants also require that Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training be provided to all individuals being trained. EPA encourages applicants to develop their curricula based on local labor market assessments and employers’ hiring needs, while also delivering comprehensive training that results in graduates securing multiple certifications.

Category: 
workforce development, job training, environmental, hazardous and solid waste management, water quality improvement, chemical safety, pesticide management
Funding Amount: 
The total funding available under this competitive opportunity is approximately $3,000,000, subject to availability of funds, quality of proposals received, and other applicable considerations for FY18.
Matching Funds: 
Matching funds are not required under this competition.

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Who can apply: Local Governments, Government entities created by a State Legislature, Regional Council or group of General Purpose Units of Local Government, Redevelopment Agency that is chartered or otherwise sanctioned by a State, State, Indian Tribe other than in Alaska, Intertribal Consortia, Alaskan Native Regional Corporation, Alaska Native Village Corporation and the Metlakatla Indian Community, Nonprofit organizations. (Please note that eligible entities who received an EWDJT grant in Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) are not eligible to apply for funding in FY18.)