H.R.2045 - Community College Energy Training Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] (Introduced 04/06/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/06/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2045 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/06/2017)
Community College Energy Training Act of 2017
This bill directs the Department of Energy (DOE), in coordination with the Departments of Labor and Agriculture (USDA), to create a joint program under which the Departments award grants to community colleges to provide workforce training and education in sustainable energy industries and practices, such as: (1) clean energy; (2) high-performance green building construction, design, and redevelopment; (3) sustainable energy technologies; (4) water, energy, and resource conservation; (5) recycling and waste reduction; and (6) sustainable agriculture and farming.
DOE, Labor, and USDA must:
- ensure that at least one-half of the grant funds are awarded to community colleges with existing sustainability programs leading to certificates, credentials, or degrees in such industries or practices; and
- give priority to community colleges that plan to use the grant to carry out programs developed and maintained through consultation with such industries and practices.