EWDJT Extension Tips
The following is an excerpt from page 4 of a recent PLC Session of ours:
"Preparation for an EWDJT proposal is time-consuming and effort-intensive. Past grantees looking for funding have been developing their programs for years and have extensive prior experience. New programs need at least six months to a year establishing networks, partnerships, and leveraged resources. Rather than shutting down an existing environmental workforce training program not funded in FY20, grantee alumni should move forward with EWDJT in their community. Here are suggestions for programs finding themselves with an operational program or program plan but without sufficient federal assistance to continue or begin training:
- Seek local labor and community development grants to replace lost EPA funding.
- Consider reducing program offerings while operating with reduced funding.
- Offer contract training to business and industry...."
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