Matthew Hinton, The Times-Picayune archive Louisiana Green Corps members Devin Chaney, right, and Jalicia Branch were photographed in Lafayette Square during a Green Jobs Now rally in September 2008.
The grants announced at a ceremony Wednesday at the New Orleans Healing Center on St. Claude Avenue were:
Louisiana Green Corps, $300,000 environmental job training grant to train low-income residents for jobs in energy efficiency and green building; solar and/or solar thermal system installation; and materials reuse, deconstruction and recycling. The program will last two years. The Green Corps acts as a recycling center for paint and construction materials and provides those materials for rebuilding projects in the city.
Global Green USA, $100,000 green jobs pilot program grant for