The Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of $2,400,000 and solicits 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.

Note that local Workforce Investment Boards are eligible to apply. Under the criterion “Community Partnership Building” applicants are required to describe the plan for involving the affected community (e.g., local community groups, Workforce Investment Boards, and academic institutions located in or near the affected community) in the proposed job training program.

For more information: http://www.epa.gov/oswer/docs/grants/epa-oswer-oblr-14-01.pdf.