USDA hiring 40 Climate Change Fellows to expedite the process of funding clean energy projects

Dozens of new Climate Change Fellows will soon join the ranks of the USDA to expedite the high volume of applications requesting funding for innovative clean energy projects.

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications to increase the number of advocates on its payroll charged with helping farmers and rural small businesses access funds for innovative clean energy initiatives.

The Department is looking to hire 40 additional Climate Change Fellows to process the record number of applications it has received from farmers, ranchers, and small businesses across America in need of funding for a wide variety of clean energy projects.

The new positions will be funded under the Inflation Reduction Act, which is the nation’s largest-ever investment toward combating climate change as well as increasing sustainability in American agriculture.

Announcing the USDA’s goals for these new hires, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Xochitl Torres Small, said:

The Biden-Harris Administration is hard at work making sure as many people as possible can access historic funding to make clean energy improvements at their farms, ranchers, and businesses. These innovations will help them increase their income, grow their businesses, address climate change, and lower energy costs for American families.
USDA Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small

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