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Biden to tout first job listings in American Climate Corps program at Earth Day event

President Biden is expected to announce the first slate of job listings under his climate and jobs program in a speech on Earth Day. 

Biden is slated to travel to Prince William Forest Park in Virginia to announce the availability of 2,000 climate-related jobs listed at 

These jobs are the first subset of a total of 20,000 jobs under the program, which seeks to put young people to work in areas such as renewable energy, conservation and making infrastructure better able to stand up to the changing climate. 

The administration is also set to announce that members of the American Climate Corps will also have access to a “streamlined pathway into federal service.”

In addition, Biden is expected to announce that the government is naming 60 organizations to be the recipients of a total of $7 billion in grants aimed at advancing rooftop solar.

The funds will flow to states, tribes, cities and nonprofits, which will use them to fund solar panels for 900,000 homes. 

The grants, which come from the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act, are expected to particularly benefit disadvantaged communities. 

Throughout the week, other members of the president’s cabinet are also expected to travel for climate-related events.

Source: The Hill

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