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Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

Workforce and contractor training

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Information and training on workforce and contractor equity for Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) funded projects.

Background

The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) invests in projects that address climate change and advance social and racial justice. Ensuring that opportunities in the clean energy field are inclusive of people of color, women, people with disabilities, and other historically marginalized and under-represented populations is central to this work.

PCEF supports this objective by investing in workforce and business development and by requiring that workforce and contractor equity standards be met when implementing PCEF-funded climate projects. These equity standards apply to PCEF grantees (eligible non-profit organizations) and their implementation partners in the private, public, and/or non-profit sectors.

The following links guide you to more detailed information for PCEF grantees and for contractors and workers on PCEF-funded projects:

  • Grantees: Information about workforce and contractor equity requirements for grantees.
  • Contractors: Information for contractors and subcontractors on PCEF funded projects.
  • Workers: Information about wages, trainings, and protections for workers on projects funded by PCEF.
  • Training videos: Required workforce and contractor equity training for all workers and supervisors on PCEF-funded projects.