Grants Available for Workforce Partnerships Focused on Green Skills

For more information, contact Debra Dodson at (434) 793-0884

The Dan River Region Collaborative (“DRR Collaborative”) announced today that it is now accepting proposals that seek to improve employment, training, and labor market outcomes in the area of green skills.

The DRR Collaborative seeks to improve both the quality of jobs and the capacity of workers by promoting change at three levels: individual, institution, and system. The result: better jobs, better workers, and a better workforce development system.

The Dan River Region Collaborative, which was formed in the summer of 2008, serves approximately 150,000 people in Pittsylvania, Halifax, Henry, and Patrick counties and the cities of Danville and Martinsville. As a new regional funding entity, the Collaborative’s key funding partners, to date, include The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region, The Danville Regional Foundation, The Harvest Foundation, J.T.-Minnie Maude Charitable Trust, and the Virginia Tobacco Commission. These investors, along with the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, will capitalize this effort with $1.5 million. A principle strategy of the DRR collaborative is to increase the number of local and regional workforce partnerships.

Grants Available for Workforce Partnerships Focused on Green Skills, January 4, 2010