In partnership with GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, local governments can stabilize long-term costs for low-income residents, prevent greenhouse gas emissions to meet climate targets, and provide hands-on green job training opportunities for local workers. Current and past GRID Alternatives partners have utilized Community Development Block Grants, fee-for-service contracts, low-cost loans and local rebate programs to support GRID’s work in their communities. To find out more, please contact Executive Director Nicole Steele, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affordable Housing Organizations
Low-income homeowners in the mid-Atlantic region have to make hard decisions every day about how to spend their limited resources. Solar power contributes to long-term financial security for these families, insulating them from fluctuating energy prices and helping keep them in their homes. At GRID, we help local affordable housing developers integrate solar power into new and existing developments for low-income homebuyers. Through our partnership, local housing developers also help us identify those potential clients who most need our services. To find out more about partnering with us, please contact Executive Director Nicole Steele, email@example.com.
Job Training Organizations
Over the next year, the number of solar workers will increase by 14.7%, according to The Solar Foundation 2015 National Solar Jobs Census. With this growth comes a lack of qualified applicants to fill the newly created positions. In our region, 3/4 of employers say it is either very or somewhat difficult to hire qualified solara employees, according to the National Solar Jobs Census. GRID Alternatives provides a classroom in the field for job training organizations, giving students the experience and networking opportunities they need to get jobs. Each workday is coordinated with the training program’s structure and curriculum to ensure that every single person has the chance to complete a solar installation, from start to finish. Interested in partnering with us? Contact Workforce Coordinator, Sienia Arku, firstname.lastname@example.org.