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Office of Just Energy Transition (OJET)

Office of Just Energy Transition (OJET)

Office of Just Energy Transition (OJET) Mission

As New York State transitions to a clean energy economy, the Office of Just Energy Transition (OJET) will connect workers to opportunities for quality jobs, upskilling, and training with a focus on serving those who are traditionally underrepresented, especially within disadvantaged communities. OJET will also assist businesses by upskilling their workers and connecting them to a trained workforce while helping navigate eligible hiring incentives and available funding.

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Funding Opportunities

In the summer of 2024, DOL will be launching two new funding streams to support the transition to a clean energy economy. Priority will be given to programs training in Disadvantaged Communities and to workers from Disadvantaged Communities and priority populations served by NYSDOL programs

Supported by the New York Power Authority, NYSDOL will fund up to $5 million in grants to support workforce training. These grants will support the creation and expansion of clean energy training programs and pre-apprenticeship opportunities and support participants with wraparound services such as assistance with childcare, transportation, housing stability, food, mental health services, substance use treatment, and life-skills training for participants. Eligible applicants will include for-profit entities; not-for-profit entities; municipalities; utilities; trade associations and unions; and educational institutions, including technical high schools, colleges, and universities. Projects must be in building electrification, renewable energy, electric vehicle charging, or energy intensive industries. If you are interested in this program, please complete this form.

In addition, NYSDOL also will award up to $4 million to local workforce development boards to support workers transitioning away from fossil fuel work and residential clean energy workers in the areas of weatherization and building performance. The funds will include wrap around services that will aid with childcare, transportation, housing stability, food, mental health services, substance use treatment, and life-skills training.


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In 2019, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) was signed into law. New York State’s Climate Act is among the most ambitious climate laws in the nation. Learn more at climate.ny.gov/.

New York State's Cap-and-Invest program is a market-based approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by putting a price on carbon pollution, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions, encouraging innovation, supporting renewable energy, generating revenue, and improving air quality. Learn more at capandinvest.ny.gov/.

Bond Act Funding will support new and expanded projects across the State to safeguard drinking water sources, reduce pollution, and protect communities and natural resources from climate change. Learn more at the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act page.

For no-cost programs and services for businesses, visit our Services for Businesses page

Visit our Just Transition Principles infographic to learn about how we will create and support a more inclusive clean energy workforce for all New Yorkers. 

Visit NYSERDA's Workforce Development page to learn more about funding and other resources to support a clean energy economy. 

Visit NY Power Authority’s page to learn more about their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) framework.

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