EPA's Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants
Submitted by Michael Cruse on January 4, 2016 - 8:56am
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The Environmental Protection Agencies' (EPA) Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) program was designed to promote environmental justice by helping residents living in communities historically affected by economic disinvestment and environmental contamination.
EWDJT grants train un- and under-employed residents of communities impacted by a variety of waste facilities, blighted properties, contaminated sites, and other environmental issues, for related environmental jobs. EWDJT grants help residents take advantage of the jobs created by the management, assessment, cleanup, and revitalization of solid and hazardous waste sites, as well as other environmental projects in their communities. Applicants must target dislocated workers, or those laid off as a result of recent manufacturing plant closures, severely under-employed individuals, or unemployed individuals.