"Green Recovery For All" Series

a_understanding.jpegUnderstanding the Weatherization Assistance Program

This document offers a basic understanding of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program and guidance on how to produce the best results possible. (Posted 10/15/09)

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understanding_b.jpegUnderstanding the State Energy Program – from Green For All

This document offers a basic understanding of the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program and guidance on how to produce the best results possible. (Posted 10/15/09)

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understanding_c.jpegUnderstanding the Competitive Grants for Green Jobs TrainingGreen For All has prepared this pamphlet about the U.S. Department of Labor’s $500 million in Competitive Grants for Green Jobs Training, which are new under the Recovery Act.  The pamphlet is meant as a resource for policy advocates, policy makers, employers, individuals, and applicants.  It includes key information about each grant program, recommendations for how grantees can best implement these grants, and tips for writing grant proposals.


business.jpegBusiness Guide to the Recovery

The purpose of this guide is to help businesses and nonprofits navigate the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).While the federal government has shown great initiative in passing ARRA, it is the private sector that will sustain our economic stability. This guide identifies opportunities to leverage ARRA investments to bring the green economy to scale, both nationally and in America’s most vulnerable communities.Green For All hopes that this guide will engage business and nonprofit leaders in a comprehensive economic and environmental recovery.This guide is part of the “A Green Recovery For All” series.


energy_efficiency.jpegUnderstanding the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

This document offers a basic explanation of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program and guidance on how to produce the best results possible.

federal.jpegFederal Resources to Enhance and Sustain Green Pathways Out of Poverty Programs

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 provides an unprecedented opportunity to implement, enhance, and/or expand green pathways out of poverty programs. The ARRA, however large, presents only temporary or short-term funding and does not necessarily offer the comprehensive set of services that may be necessary for low-income and under-skilled workers to alleviate barriers to employment and to enter into green career pathways that lead to economic self-sufficiency. Therefore, identifying, coordinating, and accessing multiple federal, state, and local resources will be an essential part of developing an effective  sustainability strategy and implementing a broader range of programming options for green education and training.

This guide includes a short list of federal discretionary resources (mostly that existed before ARRA) that may support a diverse array of services and activities for participants in green jobs training programs, and includes excerpts of descriptions from the programs’ websites. This list is not meant to be exhaustive but to encourage broad and creative thinking about strategic planning for the financing and sustainability of green pathway out of poverty programs.

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