Preparing Underserved Communities for Career Paths in Energy, Environmental Health, and Restoration
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)
NASEM Gulf Research Program – Grants
Other Workforce Development and Job Creation
Human and/or Institutional Capacity
To improve economic opportunities, promote resilience, and fill workforce gaps, the project team will work to train underserved minorities and women in low-income Gulf Coast communities for high-demand, higher-wage work with local employers in energy, environmental health, disaster response, and ecosystem restoration. Team members plan to develop relationships with these employers to cultivate opportunities for program participants. By growing this program designed to build employment equity in the workforce, the project intends to help communities be more resilient in the face of future disasters.