In nearby Santa Rosa, CA, Community Action Partnership (a fantastic organization I’ve had the fortune to collaborate with in the past) has just received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Labor Department to train workers in the energy industry. The grant will go to expand CAP’s Youthbuild program.
This grant–the only one given to an organization in California–is one of 11 projects funded, for a total of $10,000,000. For many small to mid-sized nonprofits, this is not a small chunk of change. But when you think about the massive investment required to rebuild our energy infrastructure and reskill our workforce, I’m thinking we might be missing a couple of zeros in there.
I’m sure Van Jones would agree.