CT Post, Abby Weiss- December 15th, 2022

Two Connecticut organizations received a total of $1 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide environmental job training for  city residents, the agency announced on Wednesday.

The Workplace, Inc., based in Bridgeport, and the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board in Waterbury received grants through the agency’s Brownfields Jobs Training Program, which helps launch environmental careers for students from underemployed areas that have been impacted by polluted and often abandoned properties known as brownfields.

President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law increased funding for the program, investing $1.5 billion over five years.


“This program is an important aspect of upholding commitments to environmental justice in the very communities impacted by brownfield sites,” Katie Dykes, commissioner for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, said in the press release. “The Workplace and the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board have a long history of training those in need of a new career and supplying Connecticut with high-skilled employees to remediate and redevelop brownfields, a task vitally important for Connecticut’s future.”


Read the CT Post article here: https://www.ctpost.com/news/article/bridgeport-waterbury-ct-biden-epa-grant-17656955.php