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We’re excited to announce our support for two projects in coal-impacted communities through their applications to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Clean Energy and Manufacturing Workforce Training and Technical Assistance Awards Program (IAC Program). This program, part of the Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) network, will fund workforce development initiatives designed to train workers in high-quality careers that do not require a four-year degree in the clean energy, energy efficiency, and advanced manufacturing sectors. We are proudly supporting projects led by the following organizations:

  • DEW Something Different (South Carolina): In collaboration with local governments, educational institutions, and industry stakeholders, DEW Something Different seeks DOE IAC funding to bolster its skilled trades development programming. Specifically, this funding would support comprehensive training in the growing HVAC sector.
  • Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI) (Ohio): In partnership with United Steelworkers Local 689, SODI seeks IAC funding to establish the Central Appalachia Regional Training Center (CARTC), a regional hub designed to prepare the workforce with the skills to transition from mining to manufacturing. CARTC will provide specialized training programs in manufacturing processes, health and safety protocols, and clean energy technologies.

Through our Federal Access Center, we help coal communities overcome barriers to accessing federal funds – high matching requirements, time-intensive application processes – and leverage historic amounts of available funding to strengthen local economies. If you are working in a transitioning coal community and need assistance applying for federal funds, please fill out this brief inquiry form to get started.

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