City of Boston launches RFI for feedback on the future of green jobs
The City of Boston is launching a new green jobs initiative to support an equitable recovery as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has exacerbated existing inequities in our community. As we recover, we are committed to focusing on the needs of the most vulnerable residents, and the most economically at-risk industries. An equitable recovery also means taking steps now to lessen the likelihood and impact of climate shocks and public health crises in the future, through wealth building and economic mobility for residents.
Mayor Janey’s Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget includes $1 million for green jobs, in addition to $3 million in federal recovery funds. We are committed to training and developing career pathways for residents in the green jobs of the future, in support of an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we accelerate green jobs initiatives over the coming years, we invite you to respond to this Request for Information with your ideas about green jobs training and hiring in Boston. A Request for Information allows the City to explore new ideas without committing resources to a particular concept. Responses will inform conversations and programming about how the City can help accelerate the green economy in service of the Mayor’s climate justice goals. The Request for Information may be found at bit.ly/boston-green-jobs-rfi.
After the submission period ends we may invite respondents to tell us more about their ideas. We may also showcase responses at a public event so you can tell us what you think about the ideas we received. These steps will help us better design green jobs programming to best serve our residents in connecting to the green jobs of the future helping to make our City carbon neutral and climate ready.
If you would like to share your thoughts with the City on the future of the green economy in Boston, you can review the RFI and submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or through our online application:
The deadline to submit a response is August 18, 2021. Please contact Katherine Eshel, Deputy Director of Climate and Environmental Planning, with any questions or concerns at email@example.com.