Brownfields Job Training and Development Cooperative Agreements
EPA, other federal agencies, local job training organizations, community colleges, labor groups, and others have established partnerships to develop long-term plans for fostering workforce development through environmental training; ensure the recruitment of trainees from socio-economically disadvantaged communities; provide quality worker-training; and allow local residents an opportunity to qualify for jobs developed as a result of brownfields efforts.
The Brownfields Job Training and Development Cooperative Agreements will each be funded up to $200,000 over two years. These cooperative agreements will bring together community groups, job training organizations, educators, labor groups, investors, lenders, developers, and other affected parties to address the issue of providing environmental employment and training for residents in communities impacted by brownfields. EPAs Brownfields Program is an organized commitment to help communities revitalize brownfields properties both environmentally and economically, mitigate potential health risks, and restore economic vitality to areas where brownfields exist.
- Grants provide funding for environmental training to prepare trainees for future employment
in the environmental field and facilitate cleanup of brownfields
- Community served must have received previous brownfields funding or support
- Each Job Training Grant is: - Funded up to $200,000 for two years.
- Located within or near a past or current Brownfields Assessment, Clean-up or RLF Grantee.
- Required to train participants as environmental technicians for the handling and removal of
hazardous substances, which includes training for jobs in sampling, analysis, and site remediation.
- Required to track graduates for at least one year.
Region 7 Brownfields Job Training Pilots/Grants (National Website)
EPA ContactIna Square
Brownfields Project Officer
US EPA Region 7
11201 Renner Blvd
Lenexa, KS 66219