Green Jobs Innovation Fund Grant
Green Jobs Innovation Fund (GJIF) Grant
President Barack Obama has called on the United States to have “the best educated, most competitive workforce in the world,” once again leading the world in the percentage of Americans with postsecondary degrees and/or industry-recognized certificates and credentials by 2020. The GJIF supports this vision as part of the Department’s performance goal to increase the attainment of industry-recognized credentials by American workers.
Competitive grants are available to applicants with existing career training programs, programs that are already established and serving workers, but not necessarily funded by the Department of Labor. The Department has a specific interest in applications that emphasize the integration of critical components along green career pathways by: 1) forging stronger linkages between Registered Apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs, and 2) integrating the delivery of technical and basic skills training through community-based partnerships. The GJIF is designed to equip workers with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to succeed in green industry sectors and occupations. The Department uses a broad framework for defining green jobs with the understanding that green-related KSAs are transferable across industry sectors.
Deadline: March 29, 2011
Maximum Grant Amount: $8,000,000
Grant Link: http://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/SGA-DFA-PY-10-07.pdf