During a press conference in New Orleans yesterday, EPA Region Administrator Al Armendariz announced nearly $500,000 in grants awarded to NOLA organizations, including Global Green USA. Others receiving EPA grants for environmental justice, job training, and education grants: Louisiana Green Corps, Lower Ninth Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development, Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association, and the Louisiana Bucket Brigade. We will be using the $100,000 grant for a Green Jobs Pilot Program to provide job training for local youths and job placement with small construction contractors. Our new NOLA Wise program for energy efficiency retrofits with provide contractors and apprentices with a steady stream of employment -- to help the further greening of NOLA while boosting the local economy.
A podcast of the press event is on the EPA site.