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While there are several criteria for how the Federal government determines grant recipients, the creation of good jobs through projects with commitments to strong labor standards and practices is key. Registered apprenticeships, joint labor-management training programs, certified payroll and the support of local labor organizations can help secure federal infrastructure funding for your projects, all while creating good jobs in your community.
By all indications, apprenticeship will need to greatly expand to meet the demands of Massachusetts’ booming construction industry— the federal government has created incentives in their infrastructure funding to encourage that growth.
Join us for an important conversation co-hosted by MAPC and the Massachusetts Building Trades Unions to learn more about the tools and resources available to your municipality to aide you in your federal application process.
The panel will include:
- Jim Brewer, Director of Government Affairs, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU)
- Frank Callahan, President, Massachusetts Building Trades Unions
- Heath W. Fahle, Assistant Secretary for Federal Funds, Executive Office for Administration and Finance
- Seth Lattrell, Port Authority Deputy/Planner for Salem
Moderated by Angela Brown, Chief of Economic Development, MAPC