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Don’t let cost stop you from seeking the training programs and services necessary to start or advance your career in offshore wind. Whether you are interested in short-term skills training or long-term educational programs, explore the funding opportunities below to help you achieve your career goals. 

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PON4595: NYS Offshore Wind Training Institute- Workforce Training & Skills Development

New York’s offshore wind (OSW) workforce will grow significantly by 2040, with much of this growth concentrated in the manufacturing/production, construction/extraction, and induced industries. Under this Program Opportunity Notice (PON), the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks proposals for training initiatives focused on addressing projected OSW workforce gaps and preparing workers for high-growth jobs. Training audiences may consist of existing and/or new workers.

The Workforce Development Capital Grant Program

The Workforce Development Capital Grant Program will support the capital needs of workforce training providers that seek to enhance or expand their offerings. The Program is open to training programs offering industry-recognized credentials and certificates in high-demand fields by helping trainers make capital investments crucial to industry-driven workforce training. Applicants can apply for funding to be used for modernization of existing training centers, building new facilities, or to purchase machinery, and/or equipment for workforce training.

The Pay for Performance Grant Program: Operating Grants

The Pay for Performance Grant Program will support the operational resource needs of workforce training programs offering specialized job training in high-demand industries. This program will provide flexible funds through two distinct tracks: 1.) Operating Grants and 2.) Capacity-Building Awards.

The Pay for Performance Grant Program: Capacity-Building Awards

The Pay for Performance Grant Program will support the operational resource needs of workforce training programs offering specialized job training in high-demand industries. This program will provide flexible funds through two distinct tracks: 1.) Operating Grants and 2.) Capacity-Building Awards.

The Offshore Wind (OSW) NYC Waterfront Pathways Program

The Offshore Wind (OSW) NYC Waterfront Pathways Program will help counter documented disparities in public procurement by increasing opportunities for minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged business enterprises (MWDBEs) interested in the waterfront and offshore wind industries. The program will provide all necessary training to take part as stakeholders in the next generation of renewable energy and support disadvantaged communities with renewable energy jobs for the future.

Funding: New York State Clean Energy Internship Program

NYSERDA helps prepare the next generation of clean energy workers by funding internships for students and recent graduates at New York State’s clean energy companies through the New York State Clean Energy Internship Program.

PON 4000: Clean Energy and Internship Program

The Clean Energy Internship Program funds individuals interested in energy efficiency, renewable electric power generation, grid modernization and energy storage, alternative transportation and renewable fuels.

PON 3981: Energy Efficiency & Clean Technology

Energy Efficiency and Clean Technology funds educational institutions to provide hands-on training in fields that deal with building electrification/heat pump technologies, energy storage, lighting, building automation and large-scale, land-based renewable energy generation.

PON 4772: Climate Justice Fellowship Program

Climate Justice Fellowship Program funds environmental and climate justice businesses to advance an equitable clean energy transition for all communities, especially those disproportionately burdened by environmental health hazards.

PON 3982: On-the-Job Training Program

On-the-Job Training Programs funds businesses that deal with HVAC and renewable heating and cooling as well as high efficiency water heating, insulation and/or air sealing. 

Workforce Development Institute (WDI)

Workforce Development Institute (WDI) is an interactive program that provides consulting and mentoring services with regional directors working directly with a business, union, or other entity to understand the issue at hand, and then help develop a response.

Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Grants

REAP provides grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements.

State Energy Competitive Financial Assistance

DOE’s EERE offers competitive grants through its State Energy Program. Designed to meet DOE’s nationally focused energy initiatives, the funding provides states and territories with opportunities to develop public and private partnerships to deploy energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and programs with high potential for regional and local economic impact.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program

The Small Business Administration’s SBIR program encourages U.S. small businesses to engage in federal research and development (R&D) that has potential for commercialization. Its mission is to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy.

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program

The Small Business Administration’s STTR program funds collaborative efforts between small businesses and research institutions with the goal of transferring technologies and products from the laboratory to the marketplace.

Title XVII Innovative Clean Energy Loan Guarantee Program

Renewable Energy Research and Development (R&D) was established as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, this program helps stimulate the financing of ground-breaking energy efficiency, renewable energy, and advanced transmission and distribution projects.

DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office (R&D Grants)

WETO encourages the growth of these technologies is by offering competitive Funding Opportunity Announcements for their development and demonstration. WETO supports high-impact projects that can significantly advance its mission to help industry develop more efficient wind-energy technologies that help America lower the cost of wind-energy.

DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)

ARPA-E funds short-term, technology-focused, applied renewable energy research and development (R&D) organizations aimed at creating real-world solutions to important problems in energy creation, distribution, and use.

DOE Office of Indian Energy

The Office of Indian Energy provides financial assistance, including grants and technical assistance, to federally recognized tribal governments and Alaska Native corporations to develop and deploy renewable energy projects on tribal lands.

DOE Office of Technology Transitions Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF)

The TCF is a nearly $30 million funding opportunity that leverages funding in the applied energy programs to mature promising energy technologies with the potential for high impact across DOE's Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment (RDD&D) Continuum.

GE Research., Niskayuna, New York ($3 million)

High-Voltage Direct Current for Offshore Wind Transmission: Advanced technology is needed to transmit large amounts of electricity from offshore wind over long distances. Projects selected under this topic will support standards for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission for offshore wind, develop and validate innovative controls to ensure reliability and compatibility with alternating current and direct current, as well as identify and address gaps in education and workforce training.

GE Research, Niskayuna, New York ($14,900,000)

Near Net Shape Manufacturing: This project will innovate domestic production of large metallic near net shape components; near net shape is a manufacturing practice for making components that closely resemble what the product will be, reducing production cost and completion time. This project will focus on the manufacturing practices of large-scale machinery that makes enormous hydropower equipment using 3D printing, potentially reducing the production cost by 20% and lead time by four months.

GE Research, Niskayuna, New York ($2,999,995)

Additive Manufacturing of Wind Turbine Components: Concentrated on employing advanced additive manufacturing approaches to produce critical components for wind turbines, streamlining production and allowing for innovative design adaptions.

GE Research, Niskayuna, New York ($2,999,995)

Advanced Manufacturing, Materials, and Sustainability: Initiatives centered around state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, materials research, and sustainable practices tailored for the development and production of large wind blades. Key areas of interest include Automation, Digitalization, Sustainability, and Modular Blade Construction/Joining.

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $10 Million to Expand Access to Clean Energy Workforce Training Programs

NOWRDC Innovation in Offshore Wind Solicitation 3.0 (PON 5610)

Developing and demonstrating technology innovations that will reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and address other critical challenges facing offshore wind in the United States is the purpose behind Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 5610 from the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC). Innovations resulting from this PON must have the potential to reduce costs and remove barriers to offshore wind in the United States, while supporting the growth of U.S.-based offshore wind manufacturing and supply chain offerings.

NYS Offshore Wind Training Institute-Workforce Training & Skills Development (PON4595)

Under this Program Opportunity Notice (PON), the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking proposals for training initiatives focused on addressing projected offshore wind (OSW) workforce gaps and preparing workers for high growth jobs. Training audiences may consist of existing and/or new workers. The intent of this funding is to support projects that address projected OSW workforce gaps and prepare workers for high growth jobs via technical training. Preference will be given to projects that train for high need positions and/or projects that offer direct entry into the OSW workforce through partnerships with OSW Original Equipment Manufacturers, distributors, vendors, suppliers, developers, labor unions and trade associations. Training must address a demonstrated market gap and demand. Total funding currently available for this solicitation is $9 million, distributed over the course of multiple rounds. NYSERDA will accept proposals requesting between $500,000 and $3,000,000.

Governor Hochul Announces New $45 Million Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Clean Energy Training Initiative

$15 Million Now Available to Support Development of Skilled Workforce to Meet Projected Needs of Clean Energy Sectors While Increasing Access to Family- Sustaining Jobs

Advances Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Goal to Ensure at Least 35 Percent with a Goal of 40 Percent of Benefits of Clean Energy Investments Are Directed to Disadvantaged Communities

DOE Announces Nearly $10M in Vouchers to Support 111 Organizations to Accelerate Clean Energy Technology Adoption

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT), in collaboration with the Offices of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED), Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), today announced 111 entities to receive support in advancing their clean energy technologies, valued at $9.8M. The in-kind commercialization support will be provided by 33 supporting organizations in the form of DOE-funded vouchers.

DOE issues funding notice for university R&D on marine energy and offshore wind

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) and Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) have released a $14.5 million funding opportunity to support foundational research at domestic institutions of higher education to address challenges facing the marine and ocean renewable energy industries and spur innovation and development.

Funding Notice: Small Business Innovation Program/Small Business Technology Transfer Program FY 2024 Phase 1, Release 2

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs offer competitively awarded grants to small businesses to support scientific excellence and technological innovation.

IPF Scholarships Available for Historically Underrepresented Businesses

Oceantic network is accepting scholarship applications to attend 2024 IPF. The scholarship program is an opportunity for diverse organizations looking to establish or expand their work in offshore wind and ocean renewables. Scholarship recipients receive one complimentary ticket to IPF Week, which gives you full access to all activities including educational and technical workshops, the plenary session, training, networking opportunities, and special events

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