Insight into Federal Programs | Just Transition
August 30, 2022
November 11, 2022 | Allie Judge & Annabelle Swift, Associates
This Veterans Day, CEBN is highlighting resources available for veterans to get their start in clean energy or bolster their existing businesses. With recent federal investments through the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, clean energy is a booming sector expected to grow exponentially in the coming years, making this an excellent time to pursue a career in clean energy! Veterans interested in pursuing this path can access job training programs, local business centers, and more.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has an easy-to-navigate portal that lists various career programs for veterans, including the following energy-specific programs:
The non-profit Get into Energy runs the Troops to Energy Jobs program, an initiative designed to help vets transition into a clean energy career. The organization also has a helpful job board that includes military-specific filters to help find opportunities most relevant to your skillset.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has a number of resources available for veterans that own small businesses or are interested in entrepreneurship. This includes:
There are several ongoing opportunities available for veteran-owned clean energy businesses.
Learn more by exploring the other entries in our Insight into Federal Programs series, which features deep dives on existing programs that can help you build your business or organization. CEBN’s cleantech funding database includes even more opportunities.