Job Training for Minorities, Women and Veterans

The 25 Energy Training Partnership Grants, which range from approximately $1.4 million to $5 million, will be funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Approximately $28 million of the total funds will support projects in communities affected by auto industry restructuring, DOL said.


DOL’s Employment and Training Administration will administer the grants, which require grant recipients to work with partners, including labor organizations, employers and workforce investment boards.


“Today’s announcement is part of the administration’s long-term commitment to fostering both immediate economic revitalization and a clean energy future.  It’s an investment that will help American workers succeed while doing good,” Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said in a statement.


These grants are part of a larger recover act initiative totaling $500 million for workforce development projects that prepare workers for careers in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.


The Labor Department said it expects to release funding for two remaining green grant award categories within several weeks.


The official release and a listing of the grants awarded visit the Department of Labor Website or check other coverage.