Cooperative agreements to USA governmental units, nonprofit organizations, Tribes, regional councils, workforce investment boards, redevelopment agencies, and IHEs for training activities to address brownfield sites.
Funds are available to deliver Brownfields Job Training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field. While Brownfields Job Training Grants require training in brownfield assessment and/or cleanup activities, these grants also require that Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training be provided to all individuals being trained. EPA encourages applicants to develop their curricula based on local labor market assessments and employers’ hiring needs, while also delivering comprehensive training that results in graduates securing multiple certifications.
In addition to Brownfields hazardous waste training, grant recipients may use funds for: