Environmental Workforce Development and
Annual Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training grants allow nonprofit and other organizations to recruit, train, and place predominantly low-income and minority, unemployed and under-employed people living in areas affected by solid and hazardous waste. Residents learn the skills needed to secure full-time, sustainable employment in the environmental field, including assessment and cleanup. These green jobs reduce environmental contamination and build more sustainable futures for communities.
Note: some of the documents below refer to the program’s old name, the "Brownfields Job Training Grants Program."
- Grant Information
- FY15 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grantees Selected
- FY15 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants - Request for Proposals
- Brownfields Job Development and Training Toolbox
- Reports & Success Stories
- Other Grant & Funding Opportunities
- Resources & Information
- Grant Announcements
- Grant Fact Sheets
- Apply for Funding (Most Recent Proposal Guidelines)
- For Current Job Training Grantees, Report Grant Activities in ACRES
FY15 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grantees Selected
EPA is awarding approximately $3.6 million in grants to 19 communities across the country to recruit, train, and place unemployed and underemployed individuals with the skills needed to secure employment in the environmental field. EPA will award up to $192,300 per recipient so they can develop training programs that help local residents secure employment within their communities conducting brownfields remediation, Superfund cleanup, wastewater management, solid waste recycling and cleanup, integrated pest management, chemical safety, solar installation, and other environmental work.
FY15 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants - Request for Proposals EPA is announcing the availability of funding to nonprofit organizations and eligible entities to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs focused on hazardous and solid waste management, assessment, and cleanup associated activities, chemical safety, emergency response, integrated pest management, and waste and stormwater management. These grants are provided to organizations to develop environmental programs that recruit, train, and place, unemployed and under-employed, including low-income and minority, residents historically affected by hazardous and solid waste sites and facilities with the skills needed to secure full-time, sustainable employment in the environmental field and in the assessment and cleanup work taking place in their communities. Please note that under this competition, applicants will be required to submit their proposals through www.grants.gov. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted under the FY15 competition. Proposals are due February 3, 2015.
- Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant Guidelines (PDF) (48 pp, 338KB, about PDF)
- Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) (19 pp, 256KB, about PDF)
- The Brownfields Toolbox was created by the Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute (HMTRI). It gives EPA's Brownfields stakeholders the knowledge and tools necessary to maximize environmental job development, education, and employment opportunities. It offers information on how to conduct a job training program including links to sample curricula, Professional Learning Community (PLC) resources, placement of graduates, and community marketing.
- To subscribe to the HMTRI Brownfields Job Training Program listserv, send an e-mail to HMTRI (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your grant name and contact information.
- Current Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training grantees can send an e-mail to HMTRI (email@example.com) with their grant name and contact information to join the HMTRI listserv, which promotes discussion of job training issues among grantees.
- Brownfields Job Training Success Stories, April 2011 (PDF) (7 pp, 930K, about PDF)
- Job Training Grant Brochure, March 2011 (PDF) (2 pp, 1M, about PDF)
- Job Training Report: "Improving Land and Lives: 10 Years of Investment in EPA's Job Training Program" (PDF) (20 pp, 994K, about PDF)
This report describes the history of EPA's Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants Program, what made individual grantee programs successful, and some of the challenges those grantees faced. It also highlights individuals whose lives were forever changed by their participation in the Program.
- Job Training Success Stories
- National Institutes for Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
- U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
- U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration
- U.S. Department of Labor Microenterprise Grants Program
- The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center
- American Association of Community Colleges
- American Green Jobs
- Apollo Alliance
- Brownfields Toolbox
- Career Onestop
- Community Training and Response Center
- Green for All
- Home Builders Institute
- Interstate Renewable Energy Council
- National Association of Workforce Boards
- National Council for Work Experience
- National Council for Workforce Education
- National Environmental Health Association
- Online Curricula Database
- Transportation Workforce Development
- The United States Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council
- U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education
- U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- U.S. Department of Labor, Workforce Investment
- U.S. EPA, Office of Environmental Justice
- U.S. EPA, State and Local Climate and Energy Program