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DOE Strengthening the Solar Manufacturing Workforce - Application Due 05/21; Webinar 03/20

Opportunity Title:

American-Made Upskill Prize for the Solar Manufacturing Workforce

 

Funder/Agency:

Department of Energy (DOE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO)

 

Description:

The American-Made Upskill Prize for the Solar Manufacturing Workforce (Upskill Prize) is a multi-million-dollar competition designed to accelerate the expansion of the U.S. solar manufacturing workforce and equip workers with the skills necessary to revitalize the domestic solar module manufacturing supply chain. This prize addresses critical workforce needs at various stages of the U.S. solar photovoltaics (PV) module supply chain.


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) aims to support the growth of a reliable domestic PV supply chain, which will require scaling the solar workforce to meet new demand. The Upskill Prize encourages the expansion of the U.S. solar manufacturing workforce by rewarding proposals that focus on high-quality employment prospects and skillsets that can be utilized for career growth.


The prize incentivizes partnerships between U.S. manufacturers and training organizations, aiming to attract new workers to careers in solar manufacturing with job-ready training programs. Eligible manufacturers include those in polysilicon, ingot, wafer, cell, module, and module components like glass. Competing teams propose comprehensive workforce training plans that are composed of either or both:

  • New Worker Training: Develop and propose plans to train new workers with the skills they need to be successful in the solar manufacturing industry, particularly at new or expanding manufacturing facilities.

  • Incumbent Worker Training: Develop and propose plans to train incumbent workers with new skills needed to support the growth of solar manufacturing.


Register for an informational webinar on March 20 at 1 p.m. ET to learn more about the prize.

 

Eligibility:

  • Private entities (for-profits and nonprofits)

  • Nonfederal government entities such as states, counties, tribes, and municipalities

  • Academic institutions

 

Award Details:

Total Amount Available:

$5,000,000

 

Maximum Award:

$500,000

 

Deadline:

Applications Due May 21, 2024

 

 

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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