New York Taps Groups to Spur Energy Efficiency and Green Jobs Training

June 8, 2011

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has selected 14 constituency-based organizations to conduct grassroots outreach to encourage energy efficiency improvements as well as to boost participation in training opportunities for green jobs, the agency announced on May 25. The awards represent $5,148,719 of the $6 million allocated for constituency-based outreach through Green Jobs-Green New York, a program created by the New York state legislature to increase the number of energy efficiency improvements in the state while creating green jobs. NYSERDA plans to issue a second competitive solicitation for the remaining funds in June.

The organizations will work at a grassroots level to educate the public about and spur requests for free and reduced-cost whole house energy assessments, audits for buildings used by small businesses and not-for-profit organizations, low-cost financing for energy efficiency improvements, and participation in green job training opportunities. See the NYSERDA press release.