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ETA News Release: [11/18/2009]
Contact Name: Mike Trupo or Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-3414 or x4661
Release Number: 09-1439-NAT

US Department of Labor announces nearly $55 million in green jobs training grants through Recovery Act

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced nearly $55 million in green jobs grants, as authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The grants will support job training and labor market information programs to help workers, many in underserved communities, find jobs in expanding green industries and related occupations.

"Today's announcement is part of the administration's long-term commitment to fostering both immediate economic growth and a clean energy future. It's an investment that will help American workers do well while doing good," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "These grants provide an immediate return, and they are part of a larger green initiative that will help lead to increased job placements and promote economic growth."

The two categories of grant awards announced today are: State Labor Market Information Improvement Grants and Green Capacity Building Grants. Both will be administered by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.

Green Capacity Building Grants, totaling $5.8 million, will increase the training capacity of 62 current Labor Department grant recipients through a variety of strategies, and will offer training opportunities to help individuals acquire jobs in expanding green industries. These grants will help serve underserved communities. Targeted communities include American Indians, women, at-risk youth and farm workers.

State Labor Market Information Improvement Grants, totaling $48.8 million, will support the collection and dissemination of labor market information, and will enhance the labor exchange infrastructure to provide career opportunities within clean energy industries. Grantees will be able to employ strategies that enable job seekers to connect with green job banks and help ensure that workers find employment after completing training. Thirty awards ranging from about $763,000 to $4 million were made to state workforce agencies to utilize data for workforce development strategies. Multiple state workforce agencies partnering as a consortium will use this program to gather information that is likely to have a regional, multi-state or national impact.

The grants are part of a larger Recovery Act initiative — totaling $500 million — for green jobs training grants designed to promote economic growth. The Department of Labor expects to release funding for an additional three green grant award categories over the next several months.

For a full listing and project description of each grant recipient, visit http://www.doleta.gov/pdf/GreenJobs.pdf.

Editor's Note: Charts reflecting grantees is below.


STATE LABOR MARKET INFORMATION IMPROVEMENT - CONSORTIUM AWARDS

ORGANIZATION

CITY

STATE

CONSORTIUM MEMBERS

AMOUNT

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Indianapolis

Ind.

Michigan and Ohio

$4,000,000

State of Louisiana Office of Occupational Information Services (OOIS), Research & Statistics Division

Baton Rouge

La.

Mississippi

$2,279,393

Maryland Department of Labor & Industry

Baltimore

Md.

District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Virginia

$4,000,000

Montana Department of Labor & Industry

Helena

Mont.

Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming

$3,877,949

Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation

Carson City

Nev.

Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Utah

$3,753,000

Vermont Department of Labor

Montpelier

Vt.

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island

$3,999,923

STATE LABOR MARKET INFORMATION IMPROVEMENT - INDIVIDUAL STATE AWARDS

ORGANIZATION

CITY

STATE

AMOUNT

Alabama Department of Industrial Relations

Montgomery

Ala.

$1,145,210

Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce

Juneau

Alaska

$800,000

Arizona Department of Economic Security

Phoenix

Ariz.

$1,211,045

State of California/Employment Development Department

Sacramento

Calif.

$1,250,000

Delaware Department of Labor

Wilmington

Del.

$889,404

Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation

Tallahassee

Fla.

$1,250,000

Georgia Department of Labor

Atlanta

Ga.

$1,177,975

Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

Honolulu

Hawaii

$1,247,343

State of Idaho

Boise

Idaho

$1,250,000

Iowa Workforce Development

Des Moines

Iowa

$1,172,614

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet

Frankfort

Ky.

$1,250,000

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

St. Paul

Minn.

$1,155,488

Missouri Department of Economic Development

Jefferson City

Mo.

$1,227,192

NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Trenton

N.J.

$1,249,995

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

Albuquerque

N.M.

$1,250,000

New York State Department of Labor

Albany

N.Y.

$1,112,207

Employment Security Commission of North Carolina

Raleigh

N.C.

$946,034

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Columbus

Ohio

$1,015,700

State of Oregon Employment Department

Salem

Ore.

$1,250,000

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Harrisburg

Pa.

$1,250,000

Puerto Rico Department of Labor & Human Resources

San Juan

Puerto Rico

$1,248,388

South Carolina Department of Commerce

Columbia

S.C.

$763,175

Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Nashville

Tenn.

$765,340

Washington State Employment Security Department

Olympia

Wash.

$1,060,910

GREEN JOBS CAPACITY BUILDING AWARDS

ORGANIZATION

CITY

STATE

AMOUNT

Aletheia House

Birmingham

Ala.

$70,736

Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc.

Anchorage

Alaska

$67,268

City of Phoenix

Phoenix

Ariz.

$100,000

Arizona Women's Education and Employment, Inc, (AWEE)

Phoenix

Ariz.

$100,000

Able-Disabled Advocacy Inc.

San Diego

Calif.

$100,000

California Indian Manpower Consortium Inc.

Sacramento

Calif.

$100,000

Coalition for Responsible Community Development

Los Angeles

Calif.

$100,000

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

Santa Rosa

Calif.

$85,910

County of Kern

Bakersfield

Calif.

$100,000

Los Angeles Communities Advocating for Unity, Social Justice and Action (La Causa)

Los Angeles

Calif.

$100,000

Mojave Basin Youth Corps, Inc.

Adelanto

Calif.

$83,455

Sacramento Regional Conservation and Service Corps

Sacramento

Calif.

$92,820

San Diego Imperial Counties Labor Council

San Diego

Calif.

$100,000

San Gabriel Valley Conservation and Service Corps

El Monte

Calif.

$98,122

San Joaquin County Office of Education

Stockton

Calif.

$70,000

Women in Non Traditional Employment Roles

Los Angeles

Calif.

$100,000

Year One Inc. dba Mile High Youth Corps

Denver

Colo.

$99,855

Co-opportunity Inc.

Hartford

Conn.

$69,933

The Workplace Inc.

Bridgeport

Conn.

$59,894

ARCH Training Center Inc

Washington

D.C.

$94,255

Latin American Youth Center, YouthBuild Public Charter School

Washington

D.C.

$100,000

Florida Institute for Workforce Innovation Inc.

Melrose

Fla.

$100,000

Urban League of Broward County

Fort Lauderdale

Fla.

$100,000

Cobb Housing Inc.

Marietta

Ga.

$100,000

Maui Economic Opportunity Inc.

Wailuku

Hawaii

$100,000

City of Peoria Workforce Development Department

Peoria

Ill.

$100,000

Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc.

Rockford

Ill.

$97,868

Easter Seals Inc.

Chicago

Ill.

$99,956

OAI, Inc.

Chicago

Ill.

$100,000

Springfield Urban League Inc.

Springfield

Ill.

$100,000

Youth Conservation Corps

Waukegan

Ill.

$100,000

YouthBuild Lake County

North Chicago

Ill.

$100,000

YouthBuild McClean County (YBMC Inc.)

Bloomington

Ill.

$100,000

Indianapolis private Industry Council Inc.

Indianapolis

Ind.

$100,000

Young Adult Development in Action, Inc.

Louisville

Ky.

$100,000

Episcopal Community Services of Maryland

Baltimore

Md.

$97,128

Goodwill Industries International

Rockville

Md.

$100,000

Community Teamwork Inc.

Lowell

Mass.

$77,585

Old Colony Y

Brockton

Mass.

$100,000

YouthBuild Boston Inc.

Roxbury

Mass.

$100,000

YouthBuild USA Inc.

Somerville

Mass.

$78,047

Blackfeet Tribal Business Council

Browning

Mont.

$96,257

Goodwill Industries, Inc., Serving E. Neb. And SW Iowa

Omaha

Neb.

$71,714

Southern Nevada Workforce Investment Board

Las Vegas

Nev.

$99,965

Northeast Parent & Child Society, Inc.

Schenectady

N.Y.

$100,000

Western New York AmeriCorps Fund

West Seneca

N.Y.

$100,000

Telamon Corp.

Raleigh

N.C.

$100,000

Improved Solutions for Urban Systems Inc. (ISUS)

Dayton

Ohio

$100,000

Portland YouthBuilders

Portland

Ore.

$100,000

Connection Training Services

Philadelphia

Penn.

$100,000

Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley Inc.

Johnston

Penn.

$99,524

American YouthWorks

Austin

Texas

$100,000

San Antonio Youth Center

San Antonio

Texas

$100,000

Walker Montgomery Community Development Corporation

New Waverly

Texas

$75,000

Salt Lake Community College

Taylorsville

Utah

$96,211

Experience Works Inc.

Arlington

Va.

$100,000

National Institute for Metalworking Skills Inc.

Fairfax

Va.

$93,000

Pathways-VA, Inc.

Petersburg

Va.

$100,000

People Incorporated of Virginia

Abington

Va.

$42,793

Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Employment for Women (ANEW)

Seattle

Wash.

$100,000

Southern Appalachian Labor School

Montgomery

W.V.

$98,700

Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board

Milwaukee

Wis.

$98,364