State-Based Home Energy Efficiency Contractor Training Grants (State Energy Program)
To reduce the cost of training contractors, provide testing and certification of contractors trained under State programs, and partner with non-profit organizations to develop and implement State programs.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
Eligible recipients include Tribes and States involved for training on installation of home energy efficiency and electrification improvements.
This program is designed to increase the quantity and quality of contractors needed to install carbon-reducing technologies like heat pumps. Such contractors are currently in short supply, and qualified, informed contractors can help accelerate the transition to more efficient, electric, and renewable technologies - and a clean energy economy overall. State may use amounts received to: 1) Reduce the cost of training contractor employees; 2) Provide testing and certification of contractors trained and educated under a State program developed and implemented pursuant to subsection (a); and 3) Partner with nonprofit organizations to develop and implement a State program pursuant to subsection States administrative costs may not exceed 10%.
This program may be used to create good, long-term jobs in clean energy. Program implementers may consider prioritizing job training programs for low-income and otherwise disadvantaged communities.