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The stimulus package has something for everyone interested in being Green. Estimates range all over the place regarding the number of jobs that will be created in the green sector, but the American Solar Energy Society forecasts 37 million jobs from renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States by the year 2030. According to the ASES report, the renewable energy industry grew three times as fast as the U.S. economy in 2007. What is interesting is that in addition to needing solar installers, environmental scientists, construction managers, etc., these new industries will also need accountants, factory workers, and IT professionals. If you need training to get a better job in the green industry, the money is there. If you have a green business, the money is there. If you want a government contract to do something green, the money is there. But how do you find it? There are several ways to track down $787 Billion dollars. You just need to try to follow the money.
Job training is one of the easiest things to find. You can contact your nearest Career One-Stop at http://www.careeronestop.org/ They can direct you to green job training programs in your area. You can also find out about apprenticeships, certificate programs and more which we list below.
For businesses or freelancers, you need to look to see where the money is going, and then contact those agencies or government entities. For example, say you have a company or the skills required to weatherize a home. You know how to install new windows, add insulation or weather stripping, or even how to do home energy audits. The stimulus package includes $5 Billion for the Weatherization Assistance Program. If you have a business you can see what agencies are getting that money and contract with them to do the services. If you are looking for a job, you can see what companies got those contracts and you can apply for employment with them. For the Weatherization Assistance Program contact the U.S. Department of Energy at http://www.energy.gov and for the State Energy Programs you can find contacts at http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/state_energy_program/seo_contacts.cfm or your local Community Action Agency at http://www.communityactionpartnership.com/index.php?option=com_spreadsheets&view=search&spreadsheet=cap&Itemid=188
We have included a listing at the end which includes business or energy programs that are to receive funding, so you can follow the money. Remember you have elected officials in both your state and federal governments who can help you locate the information you need. You can find out who to contact at http://www.congress.org/ You just need to put in your zip code and you will get all the necessary contact information.
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More than you could ever imagine! The Environmental Defense Fund published a booklet titled, “Green Jobs Guidebook,” which outlines over 200 environmentally focused jobs. They provide a description, salary, education requirements, certification, experience, employer type, and related careers. http://edf.org/documents/8489_Green%20Jobs%20Guidebook%20FINAL%20with%20cover.pdf
45 Green Jobs Requiring Only A High School Diploma/GED(as listed in the “Green Jobs Guidebook”)
Solar Energy System Installer HelperSolar Energy System InstallerSolar Fabrication TechnicianSolar and PV Installation RooferICET Technician (Instrumentation/Controls/Electrical Systems)Solar Residential Installation ElectricianSolar Commercial Installation ElectricianSolar Residential Installation Electrician ForemanSolar Operations EngineerWind Turbine Engineering InternWind Field TechnicianJunior Renewable Energy TechnicianWind Generating InstallerHydro-Electric Engineering InternGeothermal Engineering InternGeothermal Plant Installation TechnicianGeothermal Plant Efficiency OperatorGeothermal Engineering InternLandfill Gas TechnicianBiomass Collection, Separation, SortingForestry Conservation WorkerPower Systems OperatorField Energy ConsultantEnergy Conservation RepresentativeEngineering InternHome Improvement Retrofit TraineeResidential Air Sealing TechnicianInsulation InstallerHVAC Maintenance/Repair TraineeWater Purification Systems Service TechnicianBuilding Maintenance EngineerWeatherization Operations ManagerAutomotive Plant AssemblyDiesel Retrofit InstallerElectric Vehicle ElectricianBus System OperatorTrain System OperatorElectric Shipyard OperatorBiodiesel/Biofuel Plant Field TechnicianEnvironmental Sampling TechnicianPower System Operator and InstructorRecycling Collections DriverRecycling Center OperatorHazardous Materials Removal WorkerOperations Maintenance Worker for Water Services
The Environmental Defense Fund published a booklet titled, “Green Jobs Guidebook,” which included a listing of over 100 California Community Colleges that provide training and certificate programs with the Green Jobs area of focus. They even list 25 Community Colleges that provide what they call “Green Job Apprenticeship Programs.” North Carolina Community Colleges are jumping on the Green bandwagon, and are examining the Code Green Initiative, where campuses will use sustainable practices and green building methods. In addition they are looking at approving some continuing education courses focusing on green technology. Some colleges even offer training that is city, county, or state incentive specific. For example Portland Community College in Oregon offered a class called “Introduction to Residential Greenroofing,” as the city was offering a grant to subsidize up to $5 per square foot on the new ecoroofs (http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/01/environmentalists_and_the_city.html)
In order to deal with the increase request for Green Building in the Chicago area, Wright College started a Certificate program. The Building Energy Technologies Program offers an occupational certificate to students desiring to become proficient in energy efficiency and renewable energy systems in the building construction industries. Students will learn how to plan, install, and operate these systems in both new and retrofit construction. Contact: Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett, Chicago, IL 60634; 773-777-7900; http://wright.ccc.edu/Programs/building_energy_tech.asp
Contact your nearest Community College to see what programs they offer that might fit the bill for you. See if they have certificate or apprenticeship programs, as well as major or minors in your area of interest. Also don’t forget to ask about financial assistance programs they offer.
Whenever three or more people share the same interest or purpose, they get together and form an association. What follows is a listing of Associations and Organizations whose purpose is to promote green jobs and training programs, whether it is through solar, wind, environmental stewardship, or energy efficiency. How does this help you when looking for a job? Many of these groups hold training sessions and workshops to help you learn the skills necessary to join the green workforce. You can attend conferences and speaking engagements to network with like-minded souls. You can also look at their membership directories or partnerships. These listings will help you locate green businesses in your area who are looking for workers to hire or train. They may also be able to direct you to others in the area who may have jobs. Several even have job listings on their sites.
Alternative Energy Association, Inc.P. O. Box 2729 Palm Beach, FL email@example.com://www.alternativeenergyassn.com The Alternative Energy Association is to promote awareness of clean, renewable sources of power generation as alternatives to the use of fossil fuels for energy production. They offer conferences, workshops, resources, links, and more.
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy529 14th Street N.W., Suite 600Washington, D.C. 20045-1000202-507-4000http://www.aceee.org/ The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection. This site offers access to reports on technical and policy issues relating to energy efficiency.
American Solar Energy Society2400 Central Ave, Suite ABoulder, CO 80301303-443-3130 Fax: 303-443-3212http://www.ases.org/The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the use of solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies in the U.S. They have a magazine, information on solar installers and incentives, resources on how to get a green job, conferences, and more.
American Wind Energy Association1501 M Street, NW, Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20005 202-383-2500 Fax: 202.383.2505 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.awea.org/Online Membership DirectoryThe mission of the American Wind Energy Association is to promote wind power growth through advocacy, communication, and education. They have information on legislation, policy, events, financing, publications, resources, locations of current projects, and links to hundreds of wind resources. They also have an online membership directory. They link to Small Wind Turbine Equipment Providers at http://www.awea.org/smallwind/smsyslst.html
Association of Energy Engineers4025 Pleasantdale Rd., Suite 420Atlanta, GA 30340770-447-5083http://www.aeecenter.org/ The AEE is a source of information on the dynamic fields of energy efficiency, utility deregulation, facility management, plant engineering, and environmental compliance.
Association of Energy Services Professionals4809 East Thistle Landing Drive, Suite 100Phoenix, AZ 85044480-704-5900Fax: 480-704-5905http://www.aesp.org/ AESP provides professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience. Members work in the energy services industry and represent electric and natural gas utilities, public benefits associations, regulatory and non-profit entities, vendors, manufacturers and consulting firms. AESP is a member-based association dedicated to improving the delivery and implementation of energy efficiency, energy management and distributed renewable resources. They have a membership Directory at http://www.aesp.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=47 They also have chapters scattered across the country.
Biomass Energy Foundation 701 Pine Ridge Road, #3Golden, CO 80403 USA303-279-3707Fax: 303-279-3734http://www.woodgas.com/This site provides a wealth of information regarding biomass technology. This Foundation is devoted to biomass energy and specializing in gasification.
Blue Green Alliance2929 University Ave. SE, Suite 208Minneapolis, MN 55414612-378-4154http://www.bluegreenalliance.org The Blue Green Alliance is a partnership between the labor unions and environmental organizations to expand the green economy and advance the rights of workers around the world. Begun by the United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club, they have since been joined by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). The Blue Green Alliance unites more than six million people in pursuit of good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy. They are active in several states promoting green jobs and workers rights.
The Business Council for Sustainable Energy1620 Eye Street, NWSuite 501Washington, DC 20006202-785-0507http://www.bcse.org/ The Business Council for Sustainable Energy is an organization dedicated to implementing market-based approaches to reducing pollution and providing a diverse, secure mix of energy resources. The Council offers a distinct, business-oriented perspective on energy, environmental and sustainability issues. As part of its continuing outreach efforts, the Council hosts regular briefings on clean energy and climate change issues for Congress; conducts state and regional forums for discussion on clean energy issues; and presents an annual conference each Fall for members and the general public.
Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable EnergyUniversity of MassachusettsCollege of Engineering160 Governors Dr.Amherst, MA 01003413-545-2853http://www.ceere.org/ The CEERE provides technological and economic solutions to environmental problems resulting from energy production; industrial, manufacturing, and commercial activities; and land use practices.
Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology1612 K Street, NWSuite 202Washington, DC 20006http://www.repp.org/ CREST (Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology) has been on the fore- front of publishing information about renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability available on the Internet. CREST supports the advancement of renewable energy technology through policy research. This website provides some insightful information about policy issues and the relationship among policy, markets and public demand of renewable energy, which include biomass, hydropower, geothermal, photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind and renewable hydrogen.
Center for Resource Solutions1012 Torney Ave. 2nd FloorSan Francisco, CA 94129415-561-2100The Center for Resource Solutions programs promote clean and efficient energy use and encourage the transfer of sustainable technologies and development of sustainable energy practices.
Chicago Sustainable Business Alliancec/o Foresight Design Initiative 4518 N. Damen Chicago, IL 60625 773-271-1990http://csba.foresightdesign.org/Chicago Sustainable Business Alliance is a member organization focusing on networking and providing learn opportunities, as well as supporting sustainable business principles to generate a more profitable, environmentally respectful, and socially responsible Chicago economy. Also has a Green Business Directory.
Clean Fuels Development Coalition4641 Montgomery AvenueSuite #350Bethesda, MD 20814202-441-2400http://www.cleanfuelsdc.org/The Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC) is a non-profit organization that actively supports the increased production and use of fuels that can improve air quality, reduce oil imports, and provide economic benefits to the U.S. The goal is to drive the demand for clean low-carbon fuels, like ethanol, through a combination of efforts that include collaborating with industry, educating and communicating with the media and other strategic influencers, and supporting new legislative initiatives.
Consortium for Energy Efficiency, Inc.98 North Washington St., Suite 101Boston MA 02114-1918617-589-3949http://www.cee1.org/ The CEE, a non-profit public benefits corporation, develops national initiatives to promote the manufacture and purchase of energy-efficient products and services.
Consumer Energy CenterCalifornia Energy CommissionMedia and Public Communications Office1516 Ninth Street, MS-29Sacramento, CA 95814-5504800-555-7794 (CA)916-654-4058http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/renewables/index.htmlThis organization provides basic information on biomass, fuel cells, geothermal, hydro-electric, solar, solar thermal, and wind technologies. This is a California based organization, so they have information on tax credits and rebates for those in that state.
Energy Central2821 South Parker RoadSuite 1105Aurora, CO 80014800-459-2233 303-782-5510http://www.energycentral.com/A commercial site for electric power professionals searching for information, products, and services related to the energy industry. By teaming with companies that serve the energy industry, Energy Central provides a broad base of information products, news, directories, events, databases, books, periodicals, reports, all focused on a single industry and all accessible from a single site on the World Wide Web.
Energy Power Research Institute3420 Hillview AvenuePalo Alto, CA 94304800-313-3774 650-855-2121http://my.epri.com/portal/server.pt? The EPRI was founded in 1973 as a non-profit energy research consortium for the benefit of utility members, their customers, and society. The EPRI site provides a broad look at the power and energy industry and at the issues affecting it, including environment, air quality, occupational health and safety, land and groundwater, water, and ecosystem. It provides information about nuclear energy, power delivery and markets, power generation, strategic science, and technology. It describes strategic initiatives in the industry and links to its family of companies. Of particular interest is the EPRI Journal Online, which contains energy and power articles (http://www.epri.com/journal/default.asp). The section called Discovery leads users to descriptions of various kinds of EPRI research projects for the power industry.
Fuel Cell TodayRoystonHertfordshhireSG8 5HEUNITED KINGDOMhttp://www.fuelcelltoday.com/index/Fuel Cell Today is the leading organisation for market based intelligence on the fuel cell industry. Covering key trends and developments in industry and government, Fuel Cell Today has provided relevant, unbiased and objective information allowing decision makers to take advantage of the opportunities that the new industry offers.
Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association 257 South Bridge StreetPO Box 346Dimondale, MI 48821517-646-6269Fax: 517-646-8584E-mail: email@example.com http://www.glrea.org/The Renewable Energy Association is a non-profit organization that educates, advocates, promotes, and publicly demonstrates renewable energy technologies. They offer seminars, a 5 day apprenticeship program, certification, links to resources, and more.
Green Collar Jobs Campaign Ella Baker Center for Human Rights344 40th StreetOakland, CA 94609510-428-3939http://www.ellabakercenter.org/page.php?pageid=5Coalition of government, labor, environmentalists, and social activists focused on creating green jobs, green construction and retrofit, improving the environment, and more for Oakland.
Green-ec/o Center for Resource SolutionsP.O. Box 29512San Francisco, CA 94129 415-561-2100http://www.green-e.org/Green-e is the nation's leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market. Green-e offers certification and verification of renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation products. You can also learn how to purchase carbon offsets and they certify products and services.
Midwest Energy Association2119 Cliff DriveEagan, MN 55122-3327651-289-9600http://www.midwestenergy.org/Since 1905 the Midwest ENERGY Association has linked natural gas distributors, pipeline companies, producers, marketers and suppliers who share the unique market, weather and geographic challenges of the Midwest. They have workshops, classes, publications, and links to Associate Members.
Midwest Renewable Energy Association7558 Deer Road Custer, WI 54423 715-592-6595 http://www.the-mrea.org/The Midwest Renewable Energy Association is a non-profit network for sharing ideas, resources, and information with individuals, businesses, and communities to promote a sustainable future through renewable energy and energy efficiency.
National Fuel Cell Research CenterUniversity of California, IrvineIrvine, CA 92697-3550949-824-1999 ext.212http://www.nfcrc.uci.edu/2/default.aspx This site hosted by the University of California at Irvine includes information about current research as well as tutorial materials for those who wish to learn about fuel cells technology. This site also provides a searchable database of organizations and resources related to fuel cells.
National Hydrogen Association1211 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC 20036-2701 202-223-5547http://www.hydrogenassociation.org/ The NHA serves as a catalyst for information exchange and cooperative projects and provides the setting for mutual support among industry, government, and research/academic organizations.
National Hydropower Association 1 Massachusetts Ave., NW Suite 850 Washington, DC 20001 202-682-1700http://www.hydro.org/ The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is a non-profit national association dedicated to advancing the interests of the hydropower industry. NHA seeks to secure hydropower's place as a climate-friendly, renewable and reliable energy source that serves national environmental and energy policy objectives.
Natural Resources Defense Council40 West 20th StreetNew York, NY 10011212-727-2700http://www.nrdc.org/ The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. They use law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership5 Militia Drive Lexington, MA 02421781-860-9177 http://www.neep.org/ The Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership is a regional non-profit that increases and coordinates energy efficiency and market transformation efforts in the northeastern United States
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association50 Miles StreetGreenfield, MA 01301413-774-6051 http://www.nesea.org/The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is the Northeast’s leading organization of professionals working in sustainable energy, whole-systems thinking and green technologies. NESEA advances the adoption and practical application of sustainable, low carbon energy practices. NESEA accomplishes this through a number of ongoing programs and annual events. They have chapters throughout the Northeast, as well as workshops, conferences, educational programs, links to other resources, and more.
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance529 SW Third Ave., Suite 600Portland, OR 97204800-411-0834 503-827-8416http://www.nwalliance.org/ The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance is a non-profit group that supports regional programs to make affordable, energy-efficient products and services available in the marketplace. Its site provides reports on products and technologies for industry, agriculture, homes, and other applications.
Renew The Earth1900 Oracle WaySuite 717Reston, VA 20190703-689-4670 ext. 100http://www.renew-the-earth.org/Renew the Earth is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes, more specifically, to encourage the international exchange of ideas, information, and actions in the transition from a fossil-based economy to one increasingly reliant on sustainable energy and water.
Renewable Fuels AssociationOne Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite 820 Washington, DC 20001 202-289-3835http://www.ethanolrfa.org/As the national trade association for the U.S. ethanol industry, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) promotes policies, regulations and research and development initiatives that will lead to the increased production and use of fuel ethanol. They have information on legislation and regulations, a resource center, conferences, and more.
Solar Energy Industries Association 805 15th Street, NW Suite 510 Washington, DC 20005 202-682-0556http://www.seia.org/ The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the leading national trade association for the solar energy industry. They have information on solar technology and products, state chapters to help you, business start-up information, membership directory, tax incentives, and more.
Sustainable Energy Coalition6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite #340 Takoma Park, MD 20912 http://www.sustainableenergycoalition.org/ Founded in 1992, the coalition promotes increased federal support for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and reduced federal support for unsafe or polluting energy resources. The coalition brings together more than 30 national business, environmental, consumer, and energy policy organizations.
U.S. Green Building Council1800 Massachusetts Avenue NWSuite 300Washington, DC 20036 800-795-1747http://usgbc.orgThe U.S. Green Building Council can help you learn what is green building, how to certify your building as green, and more. They offer courses and workshops on the topic and have members throughout the world. Through their directory you can find companies who are participating in the green building.
The Targeted Jobs Incentive Fund (TJIF) provides financial incentives for select industries, including Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Manufacturing, Installation and Repair Companies, wishing to relocate or expand within Miami-Dade County. To be eligible, companies relocating to Miami-Dade County must create at least 10 new jobs, and expanding companies must create either at least 5 new jobs or at least 10% of the company's work force at the time of application, whichever is greater. Miami-Dade County will provide a qualifying Company up to $9,000.00 per new job in TJIF incentives as follows:
• Up to $3,000 for each new job. • Up to $1,500 bonus for each new job if the Company is located in a Designated Priority Area. • Up to $1,500 bonus for each new job if the employee resides in a Designated Priority Area. • Up to $1,500 bonus for companies that operate their businesses out of buildings or facilities that qualify as "green construction" and/or that incorporates alternative energy systems; and an additional bonus of up to $500 if the Company operates its business in a building or facility which incorporates solar thermal, photovoltaic, fuel cell, and/or co-generating energy generation. The alternative energy systems, with the exception of solar thermal, must be grid interconnected to the local utility to qualify. • Up to $1,500 bonus, if the company is in the business of Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Manufacturing, Installation and Repair.
Other qualification criteria must be met. For more information, contact: The Beacon Council, 80 Southwest Eighth Street, Suite 2400, Miami, FL 33130; 305-579-1300; http://www.beaconcouncil.com/Web/Default.aspx
YouthBuild provides job training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth ages 16-24 while constructing or rehabilitating affordable housing for low-income or homeless families in their own neighborhoods. Youth split their time between the construction site and the classroom, where they earn their GED or high school diploma, learn to be community leaders, and prepare for college and other postsecondary training opportunities. YouthBuild includes significant support systems, such as a mentoring, follow-up education, employment, and personal counseling services; and participation in community service and civic engagement.
YouthBuild has created the Green Building Initiative that offers support, resources, and assistance to all YouthBuild programs that are interested in green building. Many of these programs include energy-efficiency, site design, materials selection, recycling and the use of recycled materials, and more. Trainings and onsite assistance have been provided by the Wal-Mart Foundation. They have also published YouthBuild Green Pages which lists resources such as prospective funders, materials suppliers, and training providers, as well as Shades of Green which is a curriculum guide for green building. This program is supported by the U.S. Department of Labor in partnership with local non-profit organizations. To find a YouthBuild site near you check out http://www.youthbuild.org/site/c.htIRI3PIKoG/b.1311123/k.94A5/Locate_a_YouthBuild_Program.htm http://www.doleta.gov/Youth_services/youthbuildgrantee.cfm To learn more, contact: YouthBuild USA, YouthBuild Green Building Initiative, 58 Day Street, Somerville, MA 02114; 617-741-1285; http://www.youthbuild.org/site/c.htIRI3PIKoG/b.1986845/k.A44F/Green_Initiative.htm
Begun in 1976, Corps are state and local programs that engage primarily youth and young adults (ages 16-25) in full-time community service, training and educational activities. Many of these youths are looking for guidance and direction. Operating in 42 states and the District of Columbia, 21,000 Corp members contribute millions of hours of service to their communities. Corpmembers receive an hourly wage, classroom training (including GED), skills training, as well as earning scholarships of up to $4,725 through the AmeriCorps Education Award Program. The Corps knows that Green Jobs are the future and that we need to take care of our environment. By educating youth and giving them the necessary skills, the Corp can help members provide productive environmental action. They are dedicated to providing training needed in a variety of areas including: energy and water audits and retrofits, weatherization within Community Action Agencies (CAA), Green building, statewide low-cost residential energy conservation, and environmental restoration, carbon sequestration, and water conservation. They even published a proposal titled, Clean Energy Corps: Jobs, Service, and Opportunity in America's Clean Energy Economy. The Corp also did a proposal encouraging the Federal government to establish the Clean Energy Service Corps (CESC) to teach youth green jobs such as energy conservation installations, building energy efficient "green" housing for elderly and low-income people, performing transportation enhancements and recreational trail improvements, as well as the Transportation Corps to train transportation and infrastructure workers.
Some examples of Corps training in the Green Jobs field:
The Conservation Corps of Greater New Orleans has a new innovative program working in partnership with job training boards designed to train formerly incarcerated or court-involved youth in a variety of green jobs. Alliances will be formed with employers, social service agencies, and others to help solve community needs and provide a connection for future employment. Programs will focus on historic restoration, energy conservation and environmental restoration. This program will train youth in green jobs while helping them to rebuild their community post-hurricane.Civic Works is Baltimore’s urban service corps. They offer a wide variety of community service projects and job training programs. Several of their programs focus on horticulture and environmental conservation including the Baltimore Conservation Leadership Corps, Community Lot Team, and the Perennial Nursery Program. In addition they have incredible job training programs focused on green jobs. Corps members learn skills necessary to qualify for high paying jobs once they graduate. Cool Roofs is a program where trainees install Energy Star approved white roofing that deflects the sun’s heat. Air Sealing teaches how to stop air leaks in building and seal them using foams and other materials. Project Lightbulb installs energy saving devices, such as energy efficient showerheads and compact fluorescent lights, in low income homes. B’more Green trains members in the field of environmental technology and Brownfield mitigation. You earn environmental health and safety certifications, which enable graduates to obtain jobs earning $12-16 per hour. In addition employment workshops are part of the program. For more information contact Civic Works, 2701 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213; 410-366-8533; Fax: 410-366-1831; http://www.civicworks.com/
Mile High Youth Corps offers a Water Conservation Program, where members learn how to install high-efficiency toilets and water saving shower heads in low income households, nonprofits agencies, and other organizations to help save water and lower their utility costs. They also educate consumers on how they can help save the environment. Graduates can then take these skills to find good paying jobs in the community. For more information contact Mile High Youth Corps, 1801 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80204; 303-433-1206; Fax: 303-433-5997; http://www.milehighyouthcorps.org/ For more information or to find Corps programs in your area, contact: The Corps Network, 666 Eleventh Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20001; 202-737-6272; http://www.corpsnetwork.org/. Corps by state http://www.corpsnetwork.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=81&Itemid=61
You don’t necessarily need to go to a 4-year college to get the education you need to enter the new and expanding field of Green Jobs. Many community colleges and apprenticeship programs are being developed as we speak to provide the training for these exciting new opportunities. As mentioned previously community colleges are often the starting place or can even direct you to programs near you. You can also contact your state Apprenticeship office or your nearest job training office to learn more at http://www.careeronestop.org/
The City of Santa Fe offers a Green Collar Jobs Apprenticeship Program through ¡YouthWorks! in conjunction with several other organizations including the local community college. The focus of the training program is to help at-risk youth develop the skills necessary to get employment in the field. Graduates will be placed in paid Mentored-internships with local businesses and contractors, while receiving weekly job coaching and will attend a class at the community college called “Sustainability Studies.” For more information on this program contact ¡YouthWorks!, 420 La Madera Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501; 505-989-1855; http://www.santafeyouthworks.org/programs-green.php
Seattle Vocational Institute, which is part of the Seattle Community Colleges District, offers a special pre-apprenticeship training program. Their Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training Program provides the basics skills, terminology, and job readiness skills necessary to qualify for an official apprenticeship program. This program targets women and minorities who may need some extra help to qualify. The program is 660 hours and does have a tuition cost, although financial aid is available. For more information contact SVI PACT, 2120 S. Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98144; 206-587-4950; http://sviweb.sccd.ctc.edu/p_mta_mta.htm
National OfficeU.S. Department of LaborEmployment and Training AdministrationFrances Perkins Building200 Constitution Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20210202-693-2796http://www.doleta.gov/OA/You can search online for sponsored programs at http://bat.doleta.gov/bat.cfm
Alabama Gregory CollinsState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Medical Forum Bldg. - Room 648 950 22nd Street North Birmingham, AL 35203 205-731-1308 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alabama Department of Industrial Relations649 Monroe St.Montgomery, AL 36131334-242-8990http://dir.alabama.gov/
Alaska John HakalaState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Room G-30 605 W. 4th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501 907-271-5035 E-Mail: email@example.com
Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentP.O. Box 21149Juneau, AK 99802907-465-2700877-724-2539http://www.ajcn.state.ak.us/apprentice/
Arizona Colleen HenryActing State DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 230 N. 1st AvenueSuite 510Phoenix, AZ 85025602-514-7007E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis CahillDirector, Apprenticeship Services Arizona Department of Commerce 1700 West Washington, Suite 220 Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-771-1183 Fax: 602-771-1205E-Mail: email@example.com://www.commerce.state.az.us/Workforce/Apprenticeships/
Arkansas Kenneth LamkinState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Federal Building - Room 3507 700 West Capitol Street Little Rock, AR 72201 501-324-5415 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apprenticeship and Applied SciencesThree Capitol Mall, Room 506Little Rock, AR 72201-1083501-682-1360http://dwe.arkansas.gov/
California Rick DavisState Director USDOL/ETA/OA2800 Cottage Way, Room W-1836Sacramento, CA 95825-1846916-978-4618E-Mail:email@example.com
Department of Industrial Relations Division of Apprenticeship Standards455 Golden Gate AvenueSan Francisco, CA 94102866-924-9757http://www.dir.ca.gov/CAC/cac.htmlhttp://www.dir.ca.gov/DAS/das.html
Colorado Louis NagelState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA U.S. Custom House 721 19th Street - Room 465 Denver, CO 80202 303-844-4794 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment - LMI633 17th StreetSuite 600Denver, CO 80202-3660303-318-8850http://lmigateway.coworkforce.com/lmigateway/default.asp
ConnecticutJack M. GuerreraApprenticeship Program Manager Connecticut Labor Department Office of Apprenticeship & Training200 Folly Brook Boulevard Wethersfield, CT 06109-1114860-263-6085 Fax: 860-263-6088 E-Mail: email@example.com://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/progsupt/appren/appren.htm
DelawareKevin CalioManager Apprenticeship and Training Section225 Corporate BoulevardSuite 104Newark, DE 19702302-451-3419Fax: 302-368-6604E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apprenticeship and TrainingDivision of Employment and TrainingState Department of Labor4425 North Market St.Wilmington, DE 19802302-368-6909http://www.delawareworks.com/emptrain/services/applicantservices.shtml
District of ColumbiaDC Department of Employment Services Office of Apprenticeship Information and TrainingD.C. Apprenticeship Council609 H Street, N.E.4th Floor, Room 401Washington, DC 20002202-698-5099Fax: 202-698-5721E-Mail: email@example.com://does.dc.gov/does/cwp/view,a,1232,q,618747.asp
Florida Gregory CollinsActing State DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA400 West Bay Street, Suite 934P.O. Box 10Jacksonville, FL 32202904-359-9252E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven CamporaDirector of ApprenticeshipFlorida Department of Education325 West Gaines Street #754Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 850-245-0454Fax: 850-245-9010E-Mail: email@example.com://www.fldoe.org/workforce/apprenticeship/benefits.asp
Georgia Earnest FowlerActing State DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Room 6T80 61 Forsyth Street, SW Atlanta, GA 30303 404-302-5895 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia Department of Labor148 International Boulevard, NEAtlanta, GA 30303404-232-3775http://www.dol.state.ga.us/http://www.dol.state.ga.us/js/
Hawaii Alfred VallesState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Room 5-117 300 Ala Moana Boulevard Honolulu, HI 96850 808-541-2519 E-Mail: email@example.com
Elaine YoungAdministratorWorkforce Development DivisionDepartment of Labor and Industrial Relations830 Punchbowl Street - Room 329Honolulu, HI 96813808-586-8877Fax: 808-586-8822E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://hawaii.gov/labor/wdd
Idaho William Kober State DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Suite 204 1150 North Curtis Rd. Boise, ID 83706-1234 208-321-2972 E-Mail: email@example.com
Idaho Department of LaborWorkforce Development Division317 West Main St.Boise, ID 83735208-334-6252http://www.idahoworks.org/
Illinois David WyattState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Room 656 230 South Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60604 312-596-5508 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Employment SecurityApprenticeship Information Center6 South, 401 South Dearborn St.Room 656Chicago, IL 60604312-793-5700888-367-4382http://www.ides.state.il.us/apprenticeship/default.asp
Indiana John DelgadoState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse 46 East Ohio Street - Room 528Indianapolis, IN 46204 317-226-7001E-Mail: email@example.com
Department of Workforce Development 10 North SenateIndianapolis, IN 46204800-891-6499http://www.in.gov/dwd/
Iowa Greer SissonState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 210 Walnut Street - Room 715 Des Moines, IA 50309 515-284-4690E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Iowa Workforce Development1000 East Grand AvenueDes Moines, IA 50319515-281-5387http://www.iowaworkforce.org/apprenticeship/
Kansas Neil PerryActing State DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 444 SE Quincy Street - Room 247 Topeka, KS 66683-3571 785-295-2624E-Mail: Perry.Neil@dol.gov
Loretta ShelleyDirectorKansas Department of CommerceApprenticeship Program1000 Southwest Jackson Street, Suite 100Topeka, KS 66612-1354785-296-4161Fax: 785-296-1404E-Mail: email@example.com http://kansasapprenticeship.org/index.html
Kentucky John DelgadoActing State DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Federal Building - Room 168 600 Martin Luther King Place Louisville, KY 40202 502-582-5223 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike DontaDirectorKentucky Department of LaborDivision of Employment Standards, Apprenticeship and Mediation1047 U.S. Highway 127 South, Suite 4Frankfort, KY 40601502-564-3070Fax: 502-696-5024E-Mail: email@example.com http://www.labor.ky.gov/ows/employmentstandards/apprenticeshiptraining/
LouisianaHeather StefanDirector, Apprenticeship Division Louisiana Department of Labor P.O. Box 94094 Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9094225-342-7820Fax: 225-342-2717E-Mail: HStefan@ldol.state.la.ushttp://www.laworks.net/ORS_websponsorsearch.asp
MaineDirector of Apprenticeship StandardsDepartment of LaborBureau of Employment Services55 State House Station,Augusta, ME 04333-0055207-623-7980 888-457-8883Fax: 207-287-5933E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org://www.maine.gov/labor/apprenticeship/index.htm
MarylandRobert LaudemanState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Federal Building - Room 430-B 31 Hopkins Plaza Baltimore, Maryland 21201 410/962-2676 E-Mail: email@example.com
Roger M. Lash, Jr.Maryland Apprenticeship & Training ProgramDivision of Workforce Development1100 North Eutaw Street , Room 201Baltimore, MD 21201410-767-2246Fax: 410-767-2220E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/appr.html
Massachusetts Jill HouserActing State Director USDOL/ETA/OA JFK Federal Building Room E-370 Boston, MA 02203 617-788-0177 E-Mail: email@example.com
David WallaceDirector Division of Apprentice TrainingDepartment of Workforce DevelopmentP.O. Box 14675919 Staniford StreetBoston, MA 02114617-626-5407Fax: 617-626-5427E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org://www.mass.gov/?pageID=elwdagencylanding&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Government&L2=Departments+and+Divisions+(EOLWD)&L3=Division+of+Apprentice+Training&sid=Elwd
Michigan Glenn BivinsState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OAELS-BAT315 W. Allegan – Room 209Lansing, MI 48933517-377-1746 E-Mail: email@example.com://www.michigan.gov/mdcd/0,1607,7-122-1680_2788_2792---,00.html
Department of Energy, Labor and Economic GrowthCareer EducationVictor Office Center201 N. Washington Sq., 3rd Floor Lansing, MI 48913517-241-4000http://www.michigan.gov/mdcd/0,1607,7-122-1680---,00.html
Minnesota David WyattActing State DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 316 N. Robert Street - Room 144 St. Paul, MN 55101 651-290-3951 E-Mail: Wyatt.David@dol.gov
Roslyn WadeDirector Minnesota Department of Labor and IndustryApprenticeship Unit443 Lafayette RoadSt. Paul, MN 55155-4303651-284-5090Fax: 651-284-5740E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org://www.doli.state.mn.us/appr.html
Mississippi Fred WestcottState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Federal Building - Suite 515100 West Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39269 601-965-4346 E-Mail: email@example.com
Mississippi Department of Employment SecurityOffice of the Governor1235 Echelon ParkwayP.O. Box 1699Jackson, MS 39215-1699601-321-6000 http://mdes.ms.gov/wps/portal
Missouri Neil PerryState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 1222 Spruce Street-Room 9.102E Robert A. Young Federal Building St. Louis, MO 63103 314-539-2522 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Labor and Industrial RelationsLawrence G. Rebman, Director 421 East Dunklin StreetPO Box 504 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0504573-751-4091 http://www.dolir.missouri.gov/index.asp
MontanaMark S. MakiSupervisorApprenticeship and Training ProgramMontana Department of Labor & IndustriesP.O. Box 1728Helena, MT 59624-1728406-444-3556Fax: 406-444-3037E-Mail: email@example.com
Apprenticeship & Training Program Workforce Services Division P.O. Box 1728Helena MT 59624-1728406-444-4100http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/apprenticeship/
Nebraska Kim DavisActing State DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Suite C-49 111 South 18th Plaza Omaha, NE 68102-1322 402-221-3281 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org://www.workforce.state.ne.us/bat/default.htm
Nevada Colleen HenryState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 600 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Suite 520 Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-388-6771 E-Mail: email@example.com
Lleta BrownApprenticeship Training RepresentativeState Apprenticeship Councilc/o Office of the Nevada Labor Commissioner 555 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 4100 Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-486-2738 Fax: 702-486-2660E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org://www.laborcommissioner.com/sac/sac.htm
New Hampshire Jack JarvisState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Cleveland Building - Room 3703 55 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301 603-225-1444 E-Mail: email@example.com
Patricia TormeyApprenticeship Coordinator/Related Instruction NH Department of EducationApprenticeship Office21 South Fruit St., Suite 20Concord, NH 03301603-271-3893Fax: 603-271-4079E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org://www.ed.state.nh.us/education/doe/organization/adultlearning/Career%20Development/Apprenticeship.htm
Department of Labor95 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301 603-271-3176http://www.labor.state.nh.us/apprenticeships.asp
New Jersey Dennis FitzgeraldState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 485 Route 1 South Building E, 3rd Floor Iselin, NJ 08830 732-750-9191 E-Mail: email@example.com
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development1 John Fitch WayP.O. Box 110Trenton, NJ 08625609-292-2655http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/employer/training/Apprenticeship.html
New Mexico Dennis GoodsonActing State DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 500 4th Street NW, Suite 401 Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-245-2155 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris RomeroDirector of ApprenticeshipNew Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions501 Mountain Road, NEAlbuquerque, NM 87102505-222-4674Fax: 505-222-4676E-Mail: email@example.com http://www.dws.state.nm.us/dws-apprentice.html
New York Dennis Fitzgerald Acting State DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Leo O'Brien Federal Building, Room 809 North Pearl & Clinton Avenue Albany, NY 12207 518-431-4008 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yue YeeDirectorApprenticeship Training UnitNew York State Department of LaborState Campus Building#12 - Room 436Albany, NY 12240518-457-6820Fax: 518-457-7154E-Mail: email@example.com://www.labor.state.ny.us/apprenticeship/appindex.shtm
North Carolina Ronald JohnsonActing State DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 1835 Assembly St Columbia, SC 29201803-765-5547E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda SaundersBureau ChiefApprenticeship and Training Bureau1101 Mail Service Center4 West Edenton StreetRaleigh, NC 27699-1101919-733-7537Fax: 919-715-0398E-Mail: email@example.com://www.nclabor.com/appren/appindex.htm
North Dakota Barry DuttonState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 304 BroadwayRoom 332Bismarck, ND 58501-5900701-250-4700E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Service North DakotaPO Box 5507Bismarck, ND 58506-5507 701-328-2825 http://www.jobsnd.com/jsnd/jobsnd/news/news.detail.html?newsId=4221&locationId=%09%09%09%09%09%099
Ohio John DelgadoActing State DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 200 North High Street, Room 605 Columbus, OH 43215 61-469-7375 E-Mail: Delgado.John@dol.gov
Andy MaciejewskiDirectorOhio State Apprenticeship CouncilOffice of Workforce Development, ODJFSP.O. Box 1618Columbus, OH 43216-1618614-644-0370Fax: 614-466-7912E-Mail: email@example.com://jfs.ohio.gov/apprenticeship/
Oklahoma Cynthia McLainState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 215 Dean A McGee Avenue, Suite 346, Oklahoma City, OK 73102405-231-4338 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oklahoma Employment Security CommissionPO Box 52003Oklahoma City OK 73152-2003888-980-WORKhttp://www.oesc.state.ok.us/WIP/wip.shtm
OregonStephen SimmsDirectorApprenticeship and Training DivisionOregon State Bureau of Labor and Industries800 N.E. Oregon Street, Suite 1045Portland, OR 97232971-673-0760Fax: 971-673-0768E-Mail: email@example.com http://egov.oregon.gov/BOLI/ATD/index.shtml
Pennsylvania Thomas BydlonState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Federal Building 228 Walnut Street - Room 356 Harrisburg, PA 17108 717-221-3496 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert RisalitiDirector Bureau of Labor Law CompliancePA Department of Labor and Industry1301 Labor and Industry Building7th and Forster StreetHarrisburg, PA 17120800-932-0665Fax: 717-787-0517E-Mail: email@example.com://www.dli.state.pa.us/landi/taxonomy/taxonomy.asp?DLN=853
Rhode Island Howard CarneyState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Federal Building 100 Hartford Avenue Providence, RI 02909 401-528-5198 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Victor LeporeSupervisor of ApprenticeshipDivision of Professional RegulationRI Department of Labor and TrainingCenter General Complex1511 Pontiac AvenueCranston, RI 02920401-462-8536E-Mail: email@example.com http://www.dlt.ri.gov/apprenticeship/students.htm
South Carolina Ronald Johnson State DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Strom Thurmond Federal Building 1835 Assembly Street - Room 838 Columbia, SC 29201 803-765-5547 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education111 Executive Center DriveColumbia SC, 29210803-896-5320http://www.sctechsystem.com/apprenticeshipcarolina/default.htm
South Dakota Donald ReeseState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Room 103 4804 South Minnesota Sioux Falls, SD 57108 605-330-2566E-Mail: email@example.com
South Dakota Department of Labor700 Governors DrivePierre, SD 57501-2291605-773-3101Fax. 605-773-6184http://dol.sd.gov/
Tennessee Nathaniel BrownState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Airport Executive Plaza 1321 Murfreesboro Road Suite 541 Nashville, TN 37210 615-781-5318 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Labor and Workforce Development710 Jamers Robertson ParkwayAndrew Johnson Tower, 4th FloorNashville, TN 37243615-741-1031http://tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/Apprenticeship/http://www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/
Texas Dennis GoodsonState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 300 East 8th Street Suite 914 Austin, TX 78701 512-916-5435 E-Mail: email@example.com
Texas Workforce Commission101 East 15th St.Austin, TX 78778512-463-9767800-832-2829http://www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/apprentice.html
Utah Juan Pelaez-GaryState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 125 S. State Street - Room 2412Salt Lake City, UT 84138 801-524-5450E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Juan Pelaez, State DirectorOffice of Apprenticeship125 South State Street, Suite 2412Salt Lake City, UT 84138801-524-5452http://www.utahtraining.org/
VermontPatricia NagyDirectorVermont Department of Labor Apprenticeship Division5 Green Mountain Drive P.O. Box 488Montpelier, VT 05601-0488802-828-5082Fax: 802-828-4374E-Mail: email@example.com http://labor.vermont.gov/Businesses/WorkforceDevelopment/Apprenticeship/tabid/214/Default.aspx
Virginia James WalkerState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 400 North 8th Street Federal Building - Suite 404 Richmond, VA 23219-23240 804-771-2488 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beverley DonatiDirector Division of Registered ApprenticeshipVirginia Department of Labor and Industry13 South Thirteenth StreetRichmond, VA 23219804-225-4362Fax: 804-786-8418E-Mail: email@example.com://www.doli.virginia.gov/whatwedo/apprenticeship/apprenticeship_p1.html
Washington Anne WetmoreState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 1111 Third Avenue, Suite 850Seattle, WA 98101-3212206-553-0076 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth SmithApprenticeship Program ManagerDepartment of Labor and IndustriesP.O. Box 44530 Olympia, WA 98504-4530360-902-5320Fax: 360-902-4248E-Mail: email@example.com://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/default.asp
West Virginia Kenneth MilnesState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 405 Capitol Street, Suite 409 Charleston, WV 25301 304-347-5794 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workforce West Virginia112 California Avenue, Room 112Charleston, WV 25305800-252-5627https://www.workforcewv.org//
Wisconsin David WyattActing State DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA Suite 104 740 Regent Street Madison, WI 53715-1233 608-441-5377 E-Mail: Wyatt.David@dol.gov
Karen Morgan BureauDirectorState of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Bureau of Apprenticeship StandardsP.O. Box 7972Madison, WI 53707 608-266-3133Fax: 608-266-0766E-Mail: Karen.email@example.com://dwd.wisconsin.gov/apprenticeship/default.htm
Wyoming Karen J. Swindells State DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA American National Bank Building 1912 Capitol Avenue - Room 508 Cheyenne, WY 82001-3661307-772-2448 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of EmploymentOffice of Workforce Development3120 Old Faithful Rd., Site 300Cheyenne, WY 82002307-777-3465http://wydoe.state.wy.us/
Cities across the country are taking to steps to become more green. Some are trying to save money through energy saving devices, while others are trying to improve the community by creating more green spaces. Lewiston, Maine even hired a person with the job title of “Energy Czar” to help make the city more energy efficient. Many cities and states are offering tax incentives to go green, such as tax credits for buying new windows, adding solar panels, and even installing green roofs. Skills for installing new devices, building green buildings, conducting energy audits and energy retrofits are going to be needed more and more. Where do you look in your city to find out what they are doing to promote green? There are several different offices to check including your city Office of Economic Development, Office of the Environment, or Office of Workforce Training. You can find these by going to http://www.govengine.com or you can find job training programs by going to http://www.careeronestop.org/ Don’t forget to contact local colleges to see what training programs they may be developing in conjunction with the city.
Here are some examples we found: Chicago has several different initiatives to help people become green. The Chicago Conservation Corps’ mission is to recruit, train and support a network of volunteers who work together to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods through environmental service projects that protect our water, clean our air, restore our land and save energy. C3 is an initiative of the Chicago Department of Environment, which - in collaboration with Partner organizations - supports C3 Leaders by providing training, technical assistance and resources. The goals are to promote understanding of how to improve the environment in Chicago, to train volunteers to be environmental leaders in their communities, and to boost community-based environmental efforts with technical support, materials, and people. To learn more about this program contact Chicago Conservation Corps, Chicago Department of Environment, 30 N. LaSalle, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602; 312-743-9283; http://egov.cityofchicago.org/city/webportal/portalEntityHomeAction.do?BV_SessionID=@@@@1498575515.1232632319@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccccadegfjemfflcefecelldffhdfho.0&entityName=Chicago+Conservation+Corps&entityNameEnumValue=174 Greencorps Chicago is Chicago’s community landscaping and job training program that targets people who often face employment barriers. The mission is to improve the quality of life throughout Chicago by providing horticultural instruction, materials and employment. Greencorps Chicago offers workshops, plant materials, technical assistance and educational programs. Organizations working in a public space--including schools, faith institutions, libraries, public housing communities and block clubs--may participate in our activities. In order to receive assistance from Greencorps Chicago, including participating in the plant distribution days, a community group must submit information to Greencorps every three years. In addition each year they hire 50 people in their landscaping job training program. This program offers trainees an opportunity to experience a new field of work. Not only do trainees learn through the hands-on experiences in community garden projects, they also are placed in internships with professional landscaping companies, often leading to permanent jobs once their training is completed. For more information contact Greencorps Chicago, 445 North Sacramento Blvd., Chicago, IL 60612; 312-744-8691; http://www.cityofchicago.org/environment ; http://egov.cityofchicago.org/city/webportal/portalContentItemAction.do?BV_SessionID=@@@@0637984472.1232632779@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccfadegfjeijeicefecelldffhdfhk.0&contentOID=536911154&contenTypeName=COC_EDITORIAL&topChannelName=Dept&blockName=Environment%2FGreencorps+Chicago%2FI+Want+To&context=dept&channelId=0&programId=0&entityName=Environment&deptMainCategoryOID=-536887205
Another Chicago based organization called Growing Home helps the homeless, those who have been incarcerated, as well as others who face barriers to employment receive the training they need for a job in the green industry. Each growing season Growing Home hires 30-40 workers for their organic agriculture job training program. Workers learn about farming, harvesting, food and nutrition, and basic life skills. Workers also have an opportunity to take GED classes. Growing Home has helped to establish several Farmers Markets to aid the communities in providing good organic locally grown food for sale in the neighborhoods. For more information contact Growing Home, 2732 N. Clark St., Suite 310, Chicago, IL 60614; 773-549-1336; http://www.growinghomeinc.org/home/
The Green Collar Jobs Initiative is a cooperative effort among the District of Columbia government, for-profit entities, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions to help prepare District residents and businesses to take advantage of the growing green sector of the economy. With the leadership of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, the Department of Employment Services, Department of the Environment, Department of Small and Local Business Development, and Office of Planning are the agencies in charge of the effort, working with partner organizations to help residents and local businesses fill the increasing demand for more environmentally sustainable construction and development. A goal of this effort is to link existing small and local businesses with this growing market, meeting the demand for these services through District Certified Business Enterprises and First Source contracting. Additionally, there is an opportunity to provide career ladders for individuals, transforming traditionally low-skilled workers into more highly-skilled employees on a specific career path. Other important component of the initiative is to re-connect youth to environmental employment opportunities. Working through public-private partnerships, the Green Collar Jobs Initiative will improve access to quality workforce development training and job placement for District residents who face some of the greatest challenges to full, steady employment. Lastly, the District is setting an example for the entire region by greening its own buildings. For example, the District, through the apprenticeship program of DC Greenworks, recently installed green roofs on two downtown District government office buildings, the Reeves Center and One Judiciary Square. The new roofs, planted with low maintenance, native species, will help reduce energy costs and reduce storm water run-off into the District’s rivers. As a result of this project, twelve young adults received training in horticulture and green roof installation through DC Greenworks. For more information contact Office of Planning, Government of the District of Columbia, 801 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20002; 202-442-7600 or Kate Michael, Department of Employment Services; 202-724-7000; http://planning.dc.gov/planning/cwp/view,A,1282,Q,642589,planningNav,|34260|.asp
Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) sys that they are transforming a low-income neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey from blighted lots into an urban eco-village. LPCCD is one a leader in urban sustainable development. Their projects include: 300 US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified housing units, green collar jobs, music festivals, historic restoration projects and the Museum of African American Music, a Smithsonian Affiliate. They have begun The Green Collar Apprenticeship Program (GreenCAP), which will train Newark residents in the construction trades of HVAC, plumbing and electrical. Participants will receive classroom training, apprenticeship and onsite training on green construction methods, so that they can earn a decent wage in these new technologies. For more information contact LPCCD, 9-11 Crawford Street #3, Newark, NJ 07102; 973-242-4144; http://www.lpccd.org/
The South Bronx is getting in the action in a variety of ways. Sustainable South Bronx calls itself an environmental justice solutions organization, and is that and more. Their mission is to look at issues and problems within the community and come up with new and innovative solutions and projects that are environmentally sound and restorative. Some of their projects include the South Bronx Greenway Project which is a plan for a bicycle/pedestrian greenway along the waterfront. They can help homeowners and businesses interested in installing Green Roofs onto their homes and businesses. And they have developed two innovative job training programs. The Bronx Environmental Stewardship Training (BEST) provides green-collar job training and placement for trainees. Students, who have barriers to employment such as public assistance or prison records, graduate with certificates, allowing them to get a good job. The focus is on horticulture, green-roof installation, urban forestry, and more. Their newest program, BEST for Buildings, provides job training in basic construction, energy retrofits, and home energy audits. For more information contact Sustainable South Bronx, 1231 Lafayette Avenue, 4th Floor, The Bronx, NY 10474; 646-400-5430; http://www.ssbx.org/
Oakland Green Jobs Corps is a comprehensive job training program designed to prepare recruits of employment with the green jobs world. Trainees learn basic life skills and job readiness training, as well as environmental awareness so they can see the impact their skills will have on the planet. There is also a paid vocational training period where trainees learn specific green jobs skills, going through various rotations. At the end trainees are placed in paid internships with employers, who are part of the Oakland Green Business Council. Oakland Green Jobs Corps, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, 344 40th Street, Oakland, CA 94609; 510-428-3939; http://www.ellabakercenter.org/
RichmondBUILD Pre-apprenticeship Construction Skills & Solar Installation Training program provides job training in renewable energy and construction leading to high paying jobs. It is a ten week program including electrical, roofing, plumbing, welding and solar installation. They also offer 2-4 week courses to help people upgrade their skills. To learn more go to RichmondWORKS’ One Stop Center, 330 25th St., Richmond, CA 94804; 510-307-8034; http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/index.asp?NID=1243 One of the companies who provide solar training is Solar Richmond. They offer a solar installation training program and paid internships to help people get into the green industry. They also advocate with the city to provide low-interest loans to homeowners wishing to install solar. For more information contact Solar Richmond, 360 South 27th St., Richmond, CA 94704; 510-621-1719; http://www.solarrichmond.org/
In Los Angeles, SCOPE and the Los Angeles Apollo Alliance have been working together to get the city to green over 1000 municipal buildings. When they establish the Green Building Retrofit Program, they would also create the Green Career Ladder Training Program and place graduates in union apprenticeship programs and green jobs. They are still advocating for this program and funding. To learn the current status contact S.C.O.P.E. (Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education), 1715 W Florence Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90047; 323-789-7920; http://scopela.org//index.php
New York City and the New York City Apollo Alliance are working on a similar plan. PlaNYC 2030 lists over 100 initiatives to improve NYC in the areas of land, water, transportation, air, climate change, and energy. Green jobs, and Green Job training programs are key to making this plan a success. Groups have been convened to see what training programs exist now (see http://public.sheet.zoho.com/publish/gcjroundtable/green-jobs-training-inventory) and what needs to be done. To learn the current status of programs contact Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, City Hall, New York, NY 10007; http://www.nyc.gov/PlaNYC2030 You can also contact Urban Agenda and the NYC Apollo Alliance at Urban Agenda, 275 7th Ave., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001; http://urbanagenda.org
Even Detroit, the Automotive Capitol of the World, is getting in on the act. The Mayor has established the Office of Energy and Sustainability to collaborate with City departments, businesses, nonprofits, and others to promote Detroit’s sustainability, liveability, and energy efficiency. This office is to look at several different issues including: energy efficiency of city buildings; Green Task Force to be a think tank for promoting green; The Green Council to discuss changes in every department resulting in measurable energy efficiency and environmental improvement; The Green Thumbs Up Program to reduce blight, inspire community pride and promote environmental values; promote green-oriented investors and companies creating green collar jobs; work on public transit and more. This includes working with colleges and workforce development offices to create courses and training programs to prepare workers for these new jobs. For more information contact Office of Energy and Sustainability, City of Detroit, 2 Woodward Ave., Suite 1126, Detroit, MI 48226; 313-224-4718; http://www.ci.detroit.mi.us/Departments/MayorsOffice/OfficeofEnergyandSustainability/tabid/1508/Default.aspx
Many areas of the country are getting into the green act by establishing cooperatives to help train workers in a green industry, as well as helping them to start a business. We have included several examples below. To find resources near you, check out your local Microenterprise Development at http://www.microenterpriseworks.org/index.asp?bid=282 or Field US Microenterprise Program Directory at http://fieldus.org/Publications/Directory.asp You can also check out the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives. They provide information, resources, technical assistance and more to those interested in stating or expanding cooperatives. They also have a Worker Ownership Fund that provides loans, equity capital, and business planning grants/loans for those interested in cooperative development. You can also find a link to regional cooperative associations and funding opportunities at http://www.usworker.coop/resources For more information contact US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, PO Box 170701, San Francisco, CA 94117-0701; 415-379-9201; Email: email@example.com; http://www.usworker.coop/front
Here are two examples of Green Cooperatives:
Clean GreenAre you tired and worried about all the chemicals you use to clean your house? Women’s Action to Gain Economic Security (WAGES) has established a network of eco-friendly housecleaning cooperatives. WAGES' mission is to build worker-owned green businesses that create healthy, dignified jobs for low-income women. WAGES teaches worker how to use a cooperative business model where workers make decisions democratically and profits are distributed equitably. This program helps women move out of poverty. A listing of their cooperatives is posted on the website. If you are interested in starting a cooperative, contact this organization for direction and resources. For more information contact Women’s Action to Gain Economic Security, 1904 Franklin St., Suite 801, Oakland, CA 94612; 510-451-3100; http://www.wagescooperatives.org/
Rebuild The BronxGreen Worker Cooperatives is an organization located in the South Bronx. The goal of the group is to help establish worker-owned eco-friendly cooperatives in the area. They will provide the support and training you will need to establish a self-sustaining cooperative through their Green Worker Co-op Academy. The Academy helps to teach people about cooperatives and how to get the up and running smoothly. In addition, cooperatives allow members to make decisions democratically and become part of the community. This organization sees what pollution, waste, products, and traffic is doing to the environment, and they have become proponents of zero waste for New York City. Their first Cooperative is ReBuilders Source, a store that sells recycled and donated building materials at a reasonable price, keeping them from filling the landfill. For more information contact Green Worker Cooperatives, 461 Timpson Place, The Bronx, NY 10455; 718-617-7807; http://greenworker.coop/website_j/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
With the demand starting to grow, many websites are focusing on the industry. You can search the following websites to see if there is job just waiting for you. If you are a business you can post jobs as well. Many also list job fairs, training programs, or volunteer or internship possibilities. Don’t forget that your local Career One-Stop can direct you to green jobs, as well as training programs in the area. Check them out at: http://www.careeronestop.org/ *Environmental Career.com: http://www.environmentalcareer.info/index.asp*Chicagoland Career Network: http://www.chicagoenvironment.org/ *Sustainable Business.com: http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/greendreamjobs.main *NPO.net (Chicago’s nonprofit community): http://www.npo.net/ *Idealist.org (link to non-profits across the country): http://www.idealist.org/ *Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative (promotes and develops green jobs in Chicagoland): http://www.greencollarchicago.org/ *Green Buildings Jobs (helps match job seekers up with a green employment opportunity): http://greenbuildingsjobs.com/home/index.cfm?site_id=6844 * Green Jobs (renewable energy jobs): http://www.greenjobs.com/public/index.aspx * Tree Hugger: http://jobs.treehugger.com/ * Green Jobs Network (Directory of Green Jobs boards): http://www.greenjobs.net/green-job-boards/ *Green Careers at MonsterTRAK: http://green-jobs.monstertrak.com/ * Green Gigs (homebased work that is environmentally focused): http://greengigs.blogspot.com/ * Greenbiz: http://jobs.greenbiz.com/ *Renewable Energy.com (has job listings and directory of companies): http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/home *Sustain Lane (Green Collar Jobs Board nationwide): http://www.sustainlane.com/green-jobs *Environmental Jobs and Careers: http://ecoemploy.com/ *Green Careers Guide: http://www.greencareersguide.com/
What is in it for you and how can you find it? What follows is a listing of the major Job Training and Business related items in the package. We have included the starting place for where a portion of the money was sent. Most of the time, this money is then sent to states or non-profits for further distribution, but you should be able to follow the trail. Remember that if you have any problems, your Senators and Congressman have people on staff to assist you. You can locate their offices by going to http://www.congress.org and typing in your zip code.
- $8,000 To Train For A New Job$3.95 Billion for job training including State formula grants for adult, dislocated worker, and youth programs (including $1.2 billion to create up to one million summer jobs for youth). The training and employment needs of workers also will be met through dislocated worker national emergency grants, new competitive grants for worker training in high growth and emerging industry sectors (with priority consideration to “green” jobs and healthcare), and increased funds for the Job Corps and YouthBuild programs. Green jobs training will include preparing workers for activities supported by other economic recovery funds, such as retrofitting of buildings, green construction, and the production of renewable electric power.You can contact the U.S. Department of Labor at http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/training/index.htm or you can look at the Career One-Stops at http://www.careeronestop.org/
- Money For People With Disabilities To Train For A New Job$500 Million for vocational rehabilitation state formula grants to help individuals with disabilities prepare for and sustain gainful employment.You can contact the Rehabilitative Services Administration at the U.S. Department of Education at http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/index.html or your State Office of Vocational Rehabilitation at http://www.govengine.com
- Free Job Placement Services$400 Million for employment services to match unemployed individuals to job openings through state employment service agencies and allow States to provide customized reemployment services.Contact Your State Employment Services at http://www.govengine.com or you can look at the Career One-Stops at http://www.careeronestop.org/
- More Money For Banks To Loans To Business and Individuals In Low Income Communities$250 Million to immediately provide capital to qualified community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to invest in the development of underserved communities.Contact the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund at http://www.cdfifund.gov/
- Money For Local Non-Profits Who Help People In Need $400 Million for States and local non-profits to deliver critical services to unemployed and low-income individuals struggling with the effects of the recession. Contact the Social Services Block Grant Program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/ssbg/
- Money For Local Community Groups To Help You $200 Million to local community action agencies (CAAs) for services to the growing numbers of low-income families hurt by the economic crisis, such as housing and mortgage counseling, jobs skills training, food pantry assistance, as well as benefits outreach and enrollment Contact Your local community action agency at http://www.communityactionpartnership.com/index.php?option=com_spreadsheets&view=search&spreadsheet=cap&Itemid=188
- More and Cheaper Loans For Small Business$730 Million in Loans for Small Businesses, including $630 million to support $20 billion in zero-fee or reduced-fee loans to small businesses and $30 million for loans and critical technical assistance to “micro” borrowers. The dollar amount of loans guaranteed under the SBA’s two largest business loan programs was down 40% in the first quarter of this year compared to last.Contact the U.S. Small Business Administration at http://sba.gov/
-3.4 Billion For Fossil Energy Research and DevelopmentContact the U.S. Department of Energy at http://www.energy.gov and for the State Energy Programs you can find contacts at http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/state_energy_program/seo_contacts.cfm
- $11 Billion for Smart-Grid Related ActivitiesIncluding work to modernize the electric grid.Contact the U.S. Department of Energy at http://www.energy.gov and for the State Energy Programs you can find contacts at http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/state_energy_program/seo_contacts.cfm
- $6.3 Billion for Energy Efficiency and Conservation GrantsContact the U.S. Department of Energy at http://www.energy.gov and for the State Energy Programs you can find contacts at http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/state_energy_program/seo_contacts.cfm
- $5 Billion for Weatherization Assistance ProgramContact the U.S. Department of Energy at http://www.energy.gov and for the State Energy Programs you can find contacts at http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/state_energy_program/seo_contacts.cfm
- $2.5 Billion for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy ResearchContact the U.S. Department of Energy at http://www.energy.gov and for the State Energy Programs you can find contacts at http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/state_energy_program/seo_contacts.cfm
- $2 Billion for Advanced Battery SystemsAnd vehicle batteries that are produced in the United StatesContact the U.S. Department of Energy at http://www.energy.gov and for the State Energy Programs you can find contacts at http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/state_energy_program/seo_contacts.cfm
- $6 Billion Loan Guarantees For Wind and Solar ProjectsContact the U.S. Department of Energy at http://www.energy.gov and for the State Energy Programs you can find contacts at http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/state_energy_program/seo_contacts.cfm
- $1 Billion for Other Energy Efficiency ProgramsIncluding alternative fuel trucks and buses, transportation charging infrastructure, and smart and energy efficient appliancesContact the U.S. Department of Energy at http://www.energy.gov and for the State Energy Programs you can find contacts at http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/state_energy_program/seo_contacts.cfm
- Money For Green Cars$300 Million to replace older motor fleet vehicles owned by the Federal Government with alternative fuel automobiles that will save on fuel costs and reduce carbon emissions.Contact the General Services Administration at http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/home.do?tabId=0
- Money To Turn Federal Buildings Green$4.5 Billion for repair of federal buildings to increase energy efficiency using green technologyContact the General Services Administration at http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/home.do?tabId=0
- Wind, Solar and Photovoltaic Roof Systems For Defense$613 Million for energy efficiency upgrades and construction of alternative energy projects, including wind and solar power and photovoltaic roof systems, at Department ofDefense facilities. Contact the U.S. Department of Defense at http://www.defenselink.mil/
- Free Employees To Non-Profits$200 Million for Non-Profits who Help Communities to Receive Free Employees from AmeriCorps Contact AmeriCorps at http://www.americorps.org/
-Money To Repair or Build New Schools$53.6 billion to repair, renovate and construct public schools. $16 billion in tax credit bonds and tax-exempt bond improvements Contact your State Department of Education or your local School Board athttp://www.govengine.com - Money To Bring Broadband To You$7.2 billion for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Broadband ..Technology Opportunities Program. This competitive grant funding will increase broadband access and usage in unserved and underserved areas of the Nation, which will better position the U.S. for economic growth, innovation, and job creation. Contact U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration athttp://www.ntia.doc.gov/ - $2.75 Billion To Make Us Safer$2.75 billion for the Department of Homeland Security to secure the homeland and promote economic activity.Contact U.S. Department of Homeland Security, State and Local Government Offices that Implement Homeland Security Programs and Contactors Who Supply the Goods and Services to these Organizations at http://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm
- $4.6 Billion For Corps of Engineers.$4.6 billion in funding for the Corps of EngineersContact U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its Contactors at http://www.usace.army.mil/Pages/Default.aspx
- Money To Improve VA Hospitals$1.2 Billion for VA Hospital and Medical Facility Construction and Improvements,long-term care facilities for veterans, and improvements at VA national cemeteries. Contact U.S. Veterans Administration and its Contractors http://www.va.gov/
-$3.1 Billion To Improve Our Parks$3.4 billion for repair, restoration and improvement of public facilities at parks, forests, refuges and on other public and tribal lands.Contact your state or local Department of Parks or Forestry at http://www.govengine.com or the National Park Service at http://www.nps.gov/
- Money To Improve Department of Defense Facilities$4.2 Billion for Facilities Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization to be used to invest in energy efficiency projects and to improve the repair and modernization of Department of Defense facilities to include Defense Health facilitiesContact U.S. Department of Defense and its Contractors http://www.defenselink.mil/ - Money For Housing For Department of Defense $2.3 Billion for Department of Defense Facilities including quality of life and family-friendly military construction projects such as family housing and child care centers.Contact U.S. Department of Defense and its Contractors http://www.defenselink.mil/
- $2.25 Billion For Affordable Housing$2.25 Billion for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program block grant to enable state and local government, in partnership with community-based organizations, to acquire, construct, and rehabilitate affordable housing and provide rental assistance to poor familiesContact the HOME Investment Partnership Program athttp://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/affordablehousing/programs/home/ and you can find your state office at http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/affordablehousing/programs/home/contacts/
-$110 Million For Rural Broadband$110 Million in Tax Incentives to Build Broadband Capacity in Rural and underserved areas will grow jobs in the technology sector and create economic opportunities in targeted areas Contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture athttp://www.usda.gov/rus/telecom/broadband.htm - Money For Highways$27.5 Billion for Highway Investments Contact your State or local transportation offices at http://www.govengine.com orThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration athttp://www.fhwa.dot.gov/
-$8.4 Billion For Mass Transit$8.4 Billion for Investments in Mass TransitContact your State or local transportation offices at http://www.govengine.com orThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration athttp://www.fhwa.dot.gov/
- Money For Transportation$1.5 Billion for Competitive Grants to State and Local Governments for transportation investmentsContact your State or local transportation offices at http://www.govengine.com orThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration athttp://www.fhwa.dot.gov/
- Money To Improve Airports $1.3 Billion for Investments in our Air Transportation SystemContact the Federal Aviation Administration at http://www.faa.gov/
- $9.1 Billion for High Speed Rail$3.1 Billion for Investments in Rail Transportation, Including High Speed RailContact your State or local transportation offices at http://www.govengine.com orThe Federal Railroad Administration at http://www.fra.dot.gov/
- Money For Park Roads$830 Million for Repair and Restoration of Roads on park, forest, tribal and other public lands.Contact your state or local Department of Parks or Forestry at http://www.govengine.com or the National Park Service at http://www.nps.gov/ - $4 Billion To Improve Public Housing$4 Billion to the Public Housing Capital Fund to enable local public housing agencies to address a $32 billion backlog in capital needs -- especially those improving energy efficiency in aging buildings. Contact your state or local Department of Public Housing athttp://www.govengine.com or contact the Office of Capital Improvements at theU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development athttp://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/ph/capfund/index.cfm
- $2 Billion For Section 8 Housing$2.1 Billion for Full-Year Payments to Owners Receiving Section 8 project-based rental assistance. Contact your state or local Department of Public Housing athttp://www.govengine.com or contact the Office of Public and Indian Housing atthe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development athttp://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/index.cfm
- $250 Million For Energy Retrofitting and Green Investments in HUD-Assisted Housing Project Contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at http://www.hud.gov/
- $2 Billion for Abandoned Houses$2 Billion for the Redevelopment of Abandoned and Foreclosed HomesContact your state or local Department of Housing or Public Housing at http://www.govengine.comor contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at http://www.hud.gov/
- $1.5 Billion To Prevent Homelessness $1.5 Billion for Homeless Prevention Activities, which will be sent out to states, cities and local governments through the emergency shelter grant formula.Contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HomelessAssistance Programs at http://www.hud.gov/homeless/
- $6 Billion To Clean Up Weapons Production $6.4 Billion is Directed Towards Environmental Cleanup of Former Weapon production and energy research sites. Contact the U.S. Department of Energy at http://www.energy.gov/
- $6 Billion for Clean Water $6 Billion for Local Clean and Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements Contact the Office of Water at the U.S. Department of Environmental ProtectionAgency at http://www.epa.gov/ow/
- $1.2 Billion For Cleanup$1.2 Billion for EPA’s Nationwide Environmental Cleanup Programs, including Superfund. Contact Superfund at the U.S. Department of Environmental ProtectionAgency at http://www.epa.gov/superfund/
- $1.4 Billion for Water and Waste Disposal$1.4 Billion to Support $3.8 Billion in Loans and Grants for Needed Water and waste disposal facilities in rural area Contact the Rural Development at U.S. Department of Agriculture athttp://www.rurdev.usda.gov/ny/toolbarpages/utilitiespages/waterandwaste.htm
- $1 Billion for Outer Space Exploration$1 Billion for NASA. Contact the NASA at http://www.nasa.gov/
- $3 Billion for Science Research $1.4 Billion Total for National Science Foundation (NSF) Research. Contact the National Science Foundation at http://www.nsf.gov/
-$830 Billion for the Ocean$1.2 Billion Total for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).Contact the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at http://www.noaa.gov/
- Money For Scientific Research$475 Million total for National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) including: $307 million for renovation of NIST facilities and new laboratories using green technologies; $168 million for scientific and technical research at NIST to strengthen the agency’s IT infrastructure; provide additional NIST research fellowships; provide substantial funding for advanced research and measurement equipment and supplies; increase external grants for NIST-related research.Contact National Institute of Standards and Technology at http://www.nist.gov/index.html
- $2 Billion For Energy ProgramsLaboratory infrastructure and construction for The Department of Energy’s Science programsContact the U.S. Department of Energy at http://www.energy.gov
- More Law Enforcement Jobs$3.5 Billion to Support Law Enforcement Efforts, including: $1.2 billion for Byrne Justice Assistance formula grants; $300 million for competitive grants to prevent crime and improve criminal justice; $1 billion for the COPS hiring grant program to put approximately 13,000 new cops on the beat and pay 75 percent of the cops’ salaries for three years; $300 million for grants to fight domestic violence; $100 million for crime victims compensation and assistance; and $50 million grants to States to track down cyber predators who prey on children. Contact Your state or local law enforcement office at http://www.govengine.com or the U.S. Department of Justice at http://www.usdoj.gov/