Preparing underserved communities for career paths in energy, environmental health, and restoration


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Oxfam America

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences - Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Grants

Project Location: Massachusetts1

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Other Workforce Development and Job Creation
Education and Outreach
Other Workforce Development and Job Creation Education and Outreach

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

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.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Limitless Vistas


Project ID: 488
Project Name: Preparing underserved communities for career paths in energy, environmental health, and restoration
SourceUID: 2000005980
Latitude: 30.39749164
Longitude: -88.89729667
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Massachusetts
County: Harrison
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Other Workforce Development and Job Creation
Additional Project Action(s): Education and Outreach
Additional Project Action(s): Other Workforce Development and Job Creation Education and Outreach
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2016
Implementing Organization: Oxfam America
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Minor Sinclair
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Limitless Vistas
Link: http://www.nas.edu/gulf/grants/grantees/index.htm?utm_source=Gulf+Research+Program+Updates&utm_campaign=3aa5af6697-2015_09_09_Winners_Grants_Competition&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_367e0eb01a-3aa5af6697-243419217
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 177000
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Grants
DWH Dollar Amount : 177000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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