banner for e-blast


E-News Blast, No. 18, August 6, 2009

If you can't see the content in your e-mail program, please click here: www.energy.ca.gov/recovery/news/e-news_blasts/2009-08-06_news_blast.html


IT'S ALL GREEN. . .
Check Out Next Week's Events And Green Job Info!

$23 MILLION SOLICITATION FOR GREEN TRAINING HITS THE STREETS

Wanted: Partnership ideas for energy job training.

The California Energy Commission, the California Workforce Investment Board, and the California Employment Development Department released the first Solicitation for Proposals focusing on regional workforce development partnerships that will train workers for jobs in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean transportation. Proposals are due to the Employment Development Department by 3 p.m. on September 9, 2009. Check out the Solicitation at EDD's web site at www.edd.ca.gov/Jobs_and_Training/WDSFP_Workforce_Development_Solicitations_for_Proposals.htm

The Energy Commission is making $14.5 million in ARRA funds available for the solicitation and $3.5 million from the Energy Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (AB 118).

More information about the solicitation and the Clean Energy Workforce Training Program is available from the Energy Commission's Green Jobs website at [www.energy.ca.gov/greenjobs/]


NEXT WEEK - CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT

The Clean Energy Workforce Training Program kicks off at the Clean Energy Summit. Listen to experts discuss how to leverage state and federal workforce development funding for the clean energy industry and provide information on the just-released Solicitation for Proposals. Same agenda for both workshops. The workshop is free. However please register at: www.energy.ca.gov/greenjobs/summits.html

IF YOU'RE ATTENDING BY THE INTERNET PLEASE SIGN UP ON WEBEX AT THE ADDRESSES BELOW.

Monday, AUGUST 10, 2009
West Sacramento (9 am - 3:30 pm)
Ziggurat Building
To attend by Internet, you must register separately for the WebEx webcast at: https://energy.webex.com/energy/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=928151137

Wednesday, AUGUST 12, 2009
Diamond Bar (9 am - 3:30 pm)
South Coast Air Quality Management District
To attend by Internet, you must register separately for the WebEx webcast at: https://energy.webex.com/energy/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=926360574


LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GREEN PARTNER?

Interested in forming a green jobs partnership to submit as a Solicitation for Proposal? Complete the partnership form on the Energy Commission's green jobs website at [www.energy.ca.gov/greenjobs/partnership.html] Check out potential partners information at [www.energy.ca.gov/greenjobs/partnership2.php]

Your "perfect partner" is just a click away.


INQUIRING GREEN MINDS WANT TO KNOW

If your organization is holding a Clean Energy Forum regarding your application for the Solicitation for Proposals, we want to know. Register your event at [www.energy.ca.gov/greenjobs/forums.html].

We'll post it; others will see it.


DOE ARRA SOLICITATIONS and ANNOUNCEMENTS UPDATE

Advanced Batteries And Electrification: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $2.4 billion to 48 new advanced battery and electric drive projects. Two California organizations received direct awards: South Coast Air Quality Management District ($45.4 million) and San Francisco City College ($500,000). http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/news/news_detail.cfm/news_id=12697

Scientific Research (Is there any other kind?): The DOE awarded $327 million in ARRA funds towards scientific research, instrumentation, and laboratory infrastructure projects. The following California laboratories received ARRA funding:

More info: http://www.energy.gov/news2009/7737.htm

New Feature on Grant Website: A new feature on Grants.gov will help users find and apply ARRA-funded and all federal grant opportunities. Check out [www.grants.gov]


NON-ARRA FUNDING ENERGY ANNOUNCEMENTS UPDATE

Energy Frontiers: DOE has announced a total $777 million over five years to support the 46 new Energy Frontier Research Centers. Of this amount $277 million is direct ARRA funds. Seven California EFRCs will receive $108 million of combined ARRA and DOE budget funding: University of Southern California ($12.5 million) and UC Santa Barbara ($19 million) both ARRA funded, California Institute of Technology (15 million), LBNL ($20 million), UC Berkeley ($10 million), Stanford ($20 million) and UCLA ($11.5 million).

For more information: [www.sc.doe.gov/bes/EFRC.html]


DOE FOA - 24/7

Looking for a quick read that lists all the competitive and state/local DOE Funding Opportunity Announcements? Look no further this up-to-date list makes finding each DOE FOA quick and easy. Plowing through the FOAs? You're on your own.

[www.energy.gov/recovery/funding.htm]


ENERGY PROGRAMS SUMMARY

Looking for a thumbnail update on the ARRA energy-related programs? Check out the weekly updated Summary at [www.energy.ca.gov/recovery/documents/FUNDING_SUMMARY.PDF (PDF file)].



In case you missed it, e-blasts are archived at www.energy.ca.gov/recovery/news/e-news_blasts/

# # #