Iowa has been awarded a three-year, $5.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand Iowa’s growing green economy sector. Iowa’s grant will target renewable energy, efficiency, Smart Grid Technology, Energy Assessments and other industries to increase the state’s overall strength in the green economy.  The overall goal of the grant is to bring state resources together to further develop the national green economy.

Over the next three years, the Iowa Energy Sector Partnership will implement a state-driven green workforce development plan. The project will focus on sustainable job growth in the Energy Sector and training workers with portable skills that provide opportunities and movement within the green sector.