Yesterday I thorougly reviewed the RFP from the Department of Labor that will fund projects to train people for green jobs. It is exciting to learn that people are designing a process that assures success. For example, the proposals must be from a strategic partnership and the partner types are spelled out to assure that a comprehensive approach will be funded. Then, the RFP instructs grant seekers to connect their projects with other Recovery Act initiatives in their target area. This paticular RFP will support training and job placement for disadvantaged individuals living in areas of 15% poverty rate or more, ex-prisoners who face increased barriers to employment, and eligible veterans preferentially.
Here is the link to review the RFP, due September 29.