On December 21st the USEPA announced that 12 communities would share a total of $2 million in brownfields job training grants. The grants (up to $200,000 each)
will go to non-profit organisations, educational institutions, community colleges, tribes, state and local governments.
The grants will teach environmental cleanup job skills to individuals in low income areas near brownfield sites in 11 states.
Since 1998, EPA has distributed over $20 million in funds for this work, allowing more than 2,600 people to undertake training, of which over 1,600 have gone
on to achieve employment in the sector, helping to ensure that the economic benefits derived from brownfields redevelopment remain in the affected communities.
For more information, go to: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/jt1205/jt ...