Equitable Green Jobs Grant

Contributors

Contributed date

October 10, 2019 - 12:41pm

Critical Commentary

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The City of Austin Innovation Office, Equity Office, Sustainability Office, and Economic Development Department have joined together to promote climate justice and equitable access to green jobs. Green jobs are ones that result in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.

We’re launching this grant program to research and design ways to close the gap on workforce development approaches for communities of color, specifically for the green jobs sector, while also stimulating a) the number of organizations discussing equitable pathways to green jobs, and b) partnerships between trusted community-based organizations, potential green job employers, and training/education institutions."