That's the challenge being tackled by a new $50 million initiative from the Families and Workers Fund: Powering Climate and Infrastructure Careers for All. This ambitious program aims to help at least one million people, especially those from underserved communities, land quality jobs in the booming clean energy and infrastructure sectors.

Why is this necessary? Two trillion dollars from the government and billions more from private investors are fueling a major green infrastructure boom, projected to create 15 million jobs in the next decade. Yet, companies are already struggling to find skilled workers.

The Fund's strategy

  1. Investing in training programs: They'll fund innovative models that can quickly scale up and address workforce shortages.
  2. Supporting local governments: They'll help state and local agencies plan for and implement good job creation and inclusive workforce development.

Examples of impact

  • Cleo Anukam, who went from construction grunt work to a warehouse manager in the solar industry thanks to training.
  • Resilience Force, a non-profit supporting workers in the climate resilience industry.

Get involved

  • Philanthropies: Join the collaborative effort. Contact
  • Government agencies & nonprofits: Apply for grants through the Powering Climate and Infrastructure Careers Challenge (deadline Jan 19, 2024):

The goal
Ensure everyone, not just a select few, benefits from the clean energy revolution. Together, we can build a more equitable and sustainable future.

Key takeaways

  • $50 million initiative to boost green jobs for underserved communities.
  • Addresses job shortage facing the $2 trillion+ clean energy and infrastructure boom.
  • Investments in training programs and local government support.
  • Opportunities for philanthropies and government/nonprofit organizations to participate.