$500K - $10M

2023 Inflation Reduction Act Climate Ready Workforce for Coastal States, Tribes, and Territories Competition

Sea Grant and the NOAA Climate Program Office, with support from the NOAA Office for Coastal Management, seek to establish programs aimed at placing people across the country into good jobs that advance climate resilience and assisting employers in developing a 21st century workforce that is climate literate, informed by climate resilience, and skilled at addressing consequent challenges. NOAA will assist communities in coastal and Great Lakes states and territories so they may form partnerships that train workers and place them into jobs that enhance climate resilience.

Additional Information:
Successful applicants can receive funding for two types of activities: ● Program design for partnerships to identify the skills needed by industry and workers; develop the skills training curriculum and materials in collaboration with NOAA (see Program Priorities in Section I.B.); and secure technical expertise needed to train workers with the skills needed by employers, including providing professional development and capacity-building to trainers. ● Program implementation to deliver workforce training and wraparound services (e.g., childcare, transportation) that place workers into good jobs that enhance climate resilience through one or more sector partnerships
Funding Agencies: NOAA
Eligibility: Academic/Educational Institution, Community Organization, Individual/Landowner, Local Government Entity, Nonprofit/501(c)3 Organization, State Agency, Tribal Government/Organization
Frequency Details: TBD
Match Requirement: none
Economic Impacts
Environmental Justice
Incentive Programs
Community Engagement
Open Resource

Resilience Steps


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