FY17 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grants

Funding Sources: Federal Agency
Deadline: February 24, 2017
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This notice announces the availability of funds 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.

DATES: The closing date and time for receipt of proposals is February 24, 2017, 11:59 p.m. ET. Proposals must be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 24, 2017 to receive consideration. Proposals received after 11:59 p.m. ET on February 24, 2017, will not be considered.

SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of funds 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. While Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants require training in brownfield assessment and/or cleanup, these grants also require that Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training be provided to all individuals being trained. EPA encourages applicants to develop their curricula based on local labor market assessments and employers’ hiring needs, while also delivering comprehensive training that results in graduates securing multiple certifications. For the purposes of these guidelines, the term “grant” refers to the cooperative agreement that EPA will award to a successful applicant. Please refer to Section II.C. for a description of EPA’s anticipated substantial involvement in the financial assistance agreements awarded under these guidelines.

NOTE: EPA also urges applicants to review the Frequently Asked Questions, which can be found at www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-11/documents/fy17_ewdjt_faqs.pdf. FUNDING/AWARDS: The total funding available under this competitive opportunity is approximately $3,000,000, subject to availability of funds, quality of proposals received, and other applicable considerations for FY 2017. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 15-16 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training cooperative agreements at amounts up to $200,000.