Federal Policy Resources http://www.greenforall.org daily 1 2010-02-10T21:03:20Z Understanding the Weatherization Assistance Program http://www.greenforall.org/resources/reports-research/wap 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. No publisher yvonne Federal Resource Policy Resource recovery 2009-12-17T00:27:24Z Resource Nearly 200 organizations urge Senate to adopt energy-efficiency provision in climate legislation http://www.greenforall.org/blog/dozens-of-organizations-sign-on-to-creating-1-million-clean-energy-jobs Green For All is part of a coalition of nearly 200 organizations that is pressing the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to adopt a key amendment to the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. The amendment would create 1 million clean-energy jobs, by requiring utilities to invest in energy-efficiency renovations for millions of buildings nationwide. Today the coalition released a press statement. Read it here. No publisher ada Federal Resource 2009-12-17T22:02:57Z Blog Entry Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act: Summary of Selected Major Provisions http://www.greenforall.org/resources/boxer-kerry-summary-10-07-09 On September 30th, Senators John Kerry (MA) and Barbara Boxer (CA) introduced the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Following the passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) by the House of Representatives in June, this is an important next step in crafting strong climate and energy legislation that can kick-start our struggling economy, creating clean energy jobs and putting American industries at the global forefront of the burgeoning clean energy sector. This is a summary of some of the major provisions in the Kerry-Boxer discussion draft. No publisher ada Federal Resource 2009-12-17T22:03:18Z Resource Communicating our Vision for National Climate Policy http://www.greenforall.org/resources/communicating-our-vision-for-national-climate Green For All, in partnership with a broad range of organizations -- from the research, advocacy, faith-based, labor, and civil rights communities--is a founding member of the Climate Equity Alliance--an alliance pushing for strong climate legislation that protects and provides opportunity for low- and moderate-income communities. The Alliance has put forward principles for advancing the needs of low and moderate income workers, families, and communities within climate change policy. No publisher ladan Federal Resource 2009-12-17T22:04:21Z Resource The Green Jobs Act http://www.greenforall.org/what-we-do/working-with-washington/the-green-jobs-act The Green Jobs Act of 2007 authorized $125 million per year from the federal government to create an Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Worker Training Program. The Green Jobs Act is an initial pilot program to identify needed skills, develop training programs, and train workers for jobs in a range of green industries. It targets a broad range of populations for eligibility, but has a special focus on creating “green pathways out of poverty.” Congress has not yet appropriated the $125M for the Green Jobs Act. Green For All and its partners are advocating for full funding of the Green Jobs Act. No publisher nica Federal Resource 2009-12-17T22:05:36Z Resource Energy Conservation Corps http://www.greenforall.org/resources/policy-legislation/energy-conservation-corps The GIVE Act (HR 5563) would renew for five years the Corporation for National and Community Service, best known for its AmeriCorps program (PL 101-610). An amendment to this act, introduced by Representatives Inslee and Sarbanes, would create an Energy Conservation Corps to address the nation’s energy and transportation infrastructure needs while providing work and service opportunities. During the March 6th, 2008 deliberations over the GIVE Act, the Energy Conservation Corps amendment was approved 152-261. However, on March 12th, the GIVE Act fell one vote shy of the 278 needed for passage. It is possible that the GIVE Act be again brought to the floor this year. No publisher lisbeth Federal Resource 2009-12-17T22:06:24Z Resource The Neighborhood Stabilization Program http://www.greenforall.org/resources/people-programs/the-neighborhood-stabilization-program HUD has a $5 billion program called the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) that we can use for retrofitting and redevelopment in communities hardest hit by foreclosures. Here is some basic background info and a list of state NSP contacts. No publisher ada Federal Resource 2009-12-17T22:07:12Z Resource Understanding the Competitive Grants for Green Jobs Training http://www.greenforall.org/resources/reports-research/understanding-the-competitive-grants-for-green-jobs-training Green For All has prepared a 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. No publisher ladan Federal Resource 2009-12-17T22:08:44Z Resource Understanding the State Energy Program - from Green For All http://www.greenforall.org/resources/reports-research/sep 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. No publisher yvonne Federal Resource recovery 2009-12-17T22:08:06Z Resource Business Guide to the Recovery http://www.greenforall.org/what-we-do/capital-access-program/business-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. No publisher nick_flores Federal Resource recovery 2009-12-17T22:09:06Z Resource Report: Race and Recession http://www.greenforall.org/resources/reports-research/race-and-recession-report Race and Recession: How Inequity Rigged the Economy and how to Change the Rules tells the stories of people of color who are disproportionately affected by the recession. It uncovers root causes of long-term racial inequities that fed into the economic crisis. It proposes structural solutions to change a system that threatens future generations. No publisher ada Federal Resource Community of Practice 2009-12-17T22:10:44Z Resource Federal Resources to Enhance and Sustain Green Pathways Out of Poverty Programs http://www.greenforall.org/what-we-do/building-a-movement/community-of-practice/resources-for-training-programs This guide includes a short list of federal discretionary funding resources (mostly that existed before the Recovery Act) that may support a diverse array of services and activities for participants in green jobs training programs. 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. No publisher ladan Federal Resource Community of Practice 2009-12-17T22:10:27Z Resource ASES Green Collar Jobs report forecasts 37 million jobs from renewable energy and energy efficiency in U.S. by 2030 http://www.greenforall.org/resources/ases-green-collar-jobs-report-forecasts-37-million-jobs-from-renewable-energy-and-energy-efficiency-in-u.s.-by-2030 ASES / MISI study reveals opportunities, warnings in nation’s first update of groundbreaking study; hottest sectors: solar, wind, biofuels, fuel cells No publisher harris Federal Resource 2009-12-17T22:11:56Z Resource Going Green: The Vital Role of Community Colleges in Building a Sustainable Future and a Green Workforce http://www.greenforall.org/resources/going-green-the-vital-role-of-community-colleges-in-building-a-sustainable-future-and-a-green-workforce This report details the ways in which community colleges are becoming living-learning classrooms to prepare workers for new or altered jobs in the clean-energy economy and to make campuses themselves more environmentally friendly. No publisher harris Federal Resource 2009-12-17T22:11:22Z Resource Uncle Sam's Rusty Toolkit http://www.greenforall.org/resources/uncle-sams-rusty-toolkit The advent of the Obama Administration presents an opportunity to reform federal economic development policy using innovations that have been pioneered at the state and local levels. Goods Jobs First provides a framework for that process in a new report called Uncle Sam's Rusty Toolkit, which is being released together with the AFL-CIO, Change to Win, Green for All, the National Employment Law Project, and the Partnership for Working Families. No publisher harris Federal Resource 2009-12-17T22:12:29Z Resource