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Con Edison Announces $1 Million Grant to Prepare a Diverse Green Workforce

Grant Will Support Training for Students in Disadvantaged Communities for Careers Needed to Achieve New York’s Clean Energy Goals 

Con Edison is providing an initial grant of $1 million to help educational institutions and community partners recruit and train the next generation of diverse professionals for careers in clean energy and technology.

Nonprofit organizations, trade schools and other nontraditional clean energy and technology training programs as well as post-secondary institutions are invited to apply for funding under this grant.

Con Edison’s vision is for every New Yorker to be able to share in the benefits of the clean energy transition,” said Jen Hensley, senior vice president, Con Edison Corporate Affairs. “We are proud to support workforce development programs that equip students with the skills, competencies and experiential learning that will lead to sustainable, well-paying jobs in clean energy and technology fields.”

Investing in career opportunities is one of the ways Con Edison will help realize New York’s green economy as well as a sustainable energy sector. This grant builds on Con Edison’s other successful environmental education grants in partnership with organizations including Solar One, Green City Force, and Cooper Union.

Con Edison is reaching out to educational institutions and community partners to apply for funding. Applicants will be required to bring a history of successful recruitment practices to serve students in disadvantaged communities and provide them with career preparation programs that can lead to jobs and a career trajectory in New York’s green economy.

Students may range from high school, college, university and trade schools and certified instruction would include specific skills training and experiences, job placement, certification, and career pathing (employment services or internship) support. The announcement is part of Con Edison’s Clean Energy Commitment to power New York with 100% clean energy by 2040.

As Con Edison ushers in the clean energy transition, its new community giving strategy will closely align with nonprofits working to address climate change, building clean energy and tech careers, and championing social justice in state-designated, disadvantaged communities throughout the five boroughs and Westchester.

Application materials must be emailed to on or before October 30, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Nonprofits will be notified of the selection decision in November 2023. Grant will have an anticipated implementation period starting in January 2024. To learn more about this funding opportunity, contact

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