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Department of Labor Commits $40 Million to Support Green Jobs

March 02, 2011

The Department Labor (DOL) will commit $40 million to a new Green Jobs Innovation Fund (GJIF). DOL intends to support up to eight projects that will increase the number of individuals who complete training programs for employment in green jobs."This grant program is an important effort in supporting green investments and equipping workers with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to succeed in green occupations," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. National and statewide organizations with local affiliates that have existing career training programs are eligible to apply for GJIF grants. Proposed programs must benefit a minimum of six communities per grant. Applications are due March 29, 2011. Read the announcement