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Renewable Energy Network Empowering Workers in Minneapolis and St. Paul (RENEW)

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As required under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, see our Federal Report (XML) for this project.

Dollars Awarded


Project Status

Fully completed

Project Description

The RENEW employment and training program builds upon the vast economic development opportunities present in the emerging green industry sectors of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Thorough and recent market research indicates that the two cities are national leaders in developing green enterprise in manufacturing, renewable energy, building systems management and construction/deconstruction - and well positioned for further growth in these sectors. Through its participant-focused collaborative program model, RENEW is truly a regional strategy to provide pathways out of poverty for 585 disadvantaged job seekers. Participants will exit the program with degrees, diplomas and certifications that have been demonstrated to meet the workforce needs of RENEW employer partners and the green business community at large.

Funding Program

Recovery Action Competitive Grants

Responsibility for Implementation

Community Planning and Economic Development

Funding Agency

Department of Labor

Dollars Leveraged


Dollars Leveraged Description

Data not yet available.

Dollars Requested


Projected Jobs Created


Award Type


Sub-recipient Names

Guadalupe Alternative Programs
American Indian OIC
Minneapolis Workforce Center DEED
EMERGE Community Development
Goodwill/Easter Seals
Lifetrack Resources
PPL Industries
Minneapolis Urban League
Minnesota Transitions Charter School
Ramsey County Workforce Solutions

Vendor Names

No vendors have been contracted to date.

Recovery Funds Spent to Date


Last updated Mar 14, 2014



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