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EPA to Present $500K Check to Springfield for Brownfields Job Training Grant

LENEXA, KAN. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 will present a $500,000 check to the City of Springfield, Missouri, on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

With this Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding, the city plans to train 112 students and place at least 70 of them in environmental jobs. The city’s training program, Green for Greene, includes over 300 hours of instruction in areas such as hazardous waste, health and safety, lead and mold abatement, and first aid.

Green for Greene is tuition-free to accepted students and targets residents of Springfield who are unemployed or underemployed, veterans, and individuals with justice system involvement.

The presentation will include EPA Region 7 Administrator Meg McCollister, Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and Springfield City Manager Jason Gage.

It will take place at 11:30 a.m. CST Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the Missouri Job Center at 2900 E. Sunshine Street in Springfield.

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