EPA announces Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants Program

Deadline: 10 June 2019

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grants Program.

The 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.

While Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants require training in brownfield assessment and/or cleanup activities, these grants also require that Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training be provided to all individuals being trained.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
  • Award Ceiling: $200,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • In accordance with CFDA 66.815, the following entities are eligible to apply for an Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant:
    • General Purpose Unit of Local Government (as defined under 2 CFR 200.64).
    • Land Clearance Authority or other quasi-governmental entity that operates under the supervision and control of, or as an agent of, a general purpose unit of local government.
    • Government entity created by 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. (The exclusion of Alaskan tribes from grant eligibility is statutory at CERCLA §104(k)(1)). Intertribal Consortia are eligible for funding in accordance with EPA’s policy for funding intertribal consortia published in the Federal Register on November 4, 2002, at 67 Fed. Reg. 67181. Alaskan Native Regional Corporation, Alaska Native Village Corporation and the Metlakatla Indian Community. (Alaskan Native Regional Corporation and Alaska Native Village Corporation as those terms are defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 and following).)
    • Nonprofit organizations.
    • Public and nonprofit private educational institutions are eligible to apply. However, nonprofit organizations described in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that engage in lobbying activities as defined in Section 3 of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 are not eligible to apply. For-profit or proprietary training organizations or trade schools are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314901

  • Avatar Mutua Elias Kimathi says:

    I kindly request to have your email

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Mutua Elias Kimathi,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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