APRIL 2009

Job training grant deadline approaches

Applications for job training grants for up to $500,000 to help unemployed and underemployed residents of Brownfields-impacted communities are being accepted through April 20. The grants come from a $5 million allocation of Job Training Grants Stimulus funding to EPA.

Eligible governmental entities and nonprofit organizations should apply to provide environmental job training projects in local communities.

Applicants must identify and propose to serve a community that currently receives, or has received, financial assistance (federal, state, or tribal) for brownfields assessment, revolving loan fund, cleanup, site-specific work carried out by state or tribal response programs, and/or targeted brownfields assessments performed directly by EPA.

Proposals demonstrating the ability to start projects expeditiously and contribute to the creation and/or preservation of jobs will be evaluated more favorably.

Visit the EPA’s website for application guidelines at epa.gov/brownfields/eparecovery .