workers in energy industry

Grants & Projects

Washington Integrated Sector Employment (WISE) Grant

The WISE Grant project brings together the clean energy, advanced manufacturing and construction sectors to prepare participants for employment in entry level, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship occupations. It addresses the unique needs of unemployed, or under-employed dislocated workers, using innovative and sophisticated strategies. For more information, see:


State & Federal Grants

The Center of Excellence for Clean Energy and Centralia College have experienced technical and fiscal staff who have successfully secured and managed large state and federal grants. The Center has a proven progression of leadership in managing and supporting grant-funded projects of over $30 million during an eight-year period.

 

National Science Foundation Grants

NSF Advanced Tech Ed Grant — Shoreline Community College

Clean Tech ATE: Advancing Technician Training in Clean Energy Technology Track – Small Grants for Institutions New to the ATE Program
PROJECT DURATION: 07/01/2017 – 06/30/2020
COST: Total Project Value: $168,242
SUB-RECIPIENT Co-Pl: Barbara Hins-Turner, Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, A Centralia College Partnership
FISCAL AGENT: Shoreline Community College, Award #1665227


NSF Advanced Tech Ed Grant – Spokane Falls Community College

Teaching Sustainability through Problem Based Learning Communities: Professional Development for the Teachers of Tomorrow’s Green Economy Technicians
PROJECT DURATION: 08/15/2014 – 07/31/2017
COST: Total Project Value: $199,924
SUB-RECIPIENT PROJECT MANAGER: Barbara Hins-Turner, Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, A Centralia College Partnership
FISCAL AGENT: Community Colleges of Spokane (Spokane Falls CC)
AWARD NUMBER: #1400699


NSF S-STEM Advanced Tech Ed Grant – South Seattle Community College

S-STEM: Scholar Science, Technology, English and Math, Advanced Tech Ed grant
Expanding Lifelong STEM Career Pathways in Sustainable Building Science Technology
PROJECT DURATION: 08/01/2014 – 07/31/2017
COST: Total Project Value: $862,080
SUB-RECIPIENT PROJECT MANAGER: Barbara Hins-Turner, Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, A Centralia College Partnership
FISCAL AGENT: Seattle Community College District (South Seattle Community College)
AWARD NUMBER: #1406320


NSF Advanced Tech Ed Grant – Bellingham Technical College

Advancing Training Pathways for the Sustainable Energy Workforce
PROJECT DURATION: 07/01/2014 – 06/30/2017
COST: Total Project Value $199,996
SUB-RECIPIENT PROJECT MANAGER: Barbara Hins-Turner, Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, A Centralia College Partnership
FISCAL AGENT: Bellingham Technical College, Award #1400490


NSF Advanced Tech Ed Grant – Edmonds Community College

Advanced Tech Ed Grant
Meeting the Challenge of Energy Management in a Carbon-Constrained World
PROJECT DURATION: 08/01/2010 – 07/30/2014
COST: $628,253
PRINICPAL INVESTIGATOR: Alison Pugh, Edmonds Community College
CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Barbara Hins-Turner, Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, A Centralia College Partnership
FISCAL AGENT: Edmonds Community College
AWARD NUMBER: #1002931


U.S. Department Grants

U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Grant

The Smart Grid Workforce Development project achieved three major objectives:

  1. Deliver smart grid training for utility workers in a five state region of the Pacific Northwest.
  2. Create an online smart grid training and information portal for utilities, businesses, and consumers.
  3. Share best practices on smart grid training using a regional approach.

U.S. Department of Labor

Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant
Washington Integrated Sector for Employment (WISE)
PROJECT DURATION: 10/01/2014 – 9/30/2018
COST: Total Project Value: $9,994,854
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Barbara Hins-Turner, Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, A Centralia College Partnership
FISCAL AGENT: Centralia College


U.S. Department of Commerce

Technical Assistance Grant
Academy of Energy Entrepreneurism
PROJECT DURATION: 10/01/2012 – 06/30/2014
COST: Total Project Value: $175,896
DOC / Non-DOC Share: $87,948 / $87,948
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Barbara Hins-Turner, Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, A Centralia College Partnership
FISCAL AGENT: Centralia College


U.S. Department of Energy

Smart Grid Workforce Development Project
ARRA Workforce Training Grant
PROJECT DURATION: 08/01/2010 – 07/30/2013
COST: Total Project Value: $11,831,977
DOE / Non-DOE Share: $4,998,859 / $6,833,118
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Barbara Hins-Turner, Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, A Centralia College Partnership
FISCAL AGENT: Centralia College


U.S. Department of Labor

Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED)
PROJECT DURATION: 06/20/2007 – 06/30/2010
COST: $5 million
PROJECT DIRECTOR: Jim Lowery, Energy Project Manager, Centralia College
FISCAL AGENT: Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council


State Grants & Projects

Center for Energy Workforce Development

Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)
Get Into Energy program
PROJECT DURATION: 08/01/2010 – 06/30/2013
COST: Total Project Cost: CEWD received a $1.37-million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to prepare low-income, young adults in eight states for careers in the energy industry.
PROJECT DIRECTOR: Barbara Hins-Turner, Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, A Centralia College Partnership
FISCAL AGENT: CEWD


Northwest Energy Efficiency Taskforce

Northwest Energy Efficiency Taskforce (NEET)
NEET Report, October 2009
FUNDING YEAR/COST: 2009: $20,000, 2011: $43,000
PROJECT DIRECTOR: Barbara Hins-Turner, Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, A Centralia College Partnership
FISCAL AGENT: Centralia College


Washington State Department of Commerce

Washington State Department of Commerce – funded through Lewis Economic Development Council
PROJECT DURATION: 07/01/2008 – 06/30/2009
COST: $260,000
PROJECT DIRECTOR: Barbara Hins-Turner, Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, A Centralia College Partnership
FISCAL AGENT: Centralia College


Washington Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board

Industry Skill Panel (Phases I, II, and III)
PROJECT DURATION: 10/1/2005 – 06/30/2008
COST: $125,000
PROJECT DIRECTOR: Barbara Hins-Turner, Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, A Centralia College Partnership
FISCAL AGENT: Centralia College