On-the-job training

NYSERDA will provide incentives to eligible energy efficiency and clean technology businesses throughout the supply chain to hire and provide on-the-job training (OJT) for new workers. Energy efficiency and clean technology businesses must provide services in the following areas:

  • High efficiency heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Renewable heating and cooling; high efficiency water heating
  • Insulation and air sealing; high efficiency lighting and controls
  • Building automation and controls
  • Smart grid
  • Energy storage
  • Additional targeted areas related to energy efficiency and clean technology areas may be included in the future

Incentives and Funding

Up to $10 million is being made available with a maximum award amount for a business of $100,000. For eligible energy efficiency and clean technology businesses with:

  • 100 employees or less, NYSERDA will pay 50 percent of a new employee’s hourly wage for 16 weeks. If the employer hires an employee from one of the priority populations defined above, NYSERDA will pay 50 percent of a new employee’s hourly wage for 24 weeks.
  • Businesses with 101 employees or more are eligible for OJT incentives only for an individual in a priority population, at 50 percent of a new employee’s hourly wage for 24 weeks.

Applicants will be required to provide a 50 percent cost share, and NYSERDA funding is capped at $100,000 per business/applicant and a maximum of $16 per hour for the NYSERDA cost share for each hire.

How to Apply

Learn more information about this opportunity and how to apply on the On-the-job Training funding opportunity page.