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Rep. Barragán Celebrates $500,000 in DOE Funding for EV Equity Workforce Program in Los Angeles


April 5, 2024

Contact: Kevin McGuire


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Nanette Barragán celebrated $500,000 in federal funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Future Grants Program that will be used to create an electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure workforce training and placement program in Los Angeles.  The program will draw participants from high-need communities around Los Angeles to bring equity and diversity to the field of EV infrastructure development. Congresswoman Barragán worked to support the creation and continued funding of the Energy Future Grants within the DOE.

“This funding ensures that Angelenos will benefit from the job opportunities created by our transition to electric vehicles,” said Rep. Barragán. “I was proud to fight for the creation of the Energy Future Grants program within the federal budget, which helps disadvantaged communities lead innovative clean energy solutions to reduce pollution, create jobs, and improve energy resiliency. Today’s announced funding will help bring high quality jobs to our communities in Los Angeles.”


Congressmember Nanette Barragán represents California’s 44th District.  She sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and works on environmental justice and healthcare issues.  She is also Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).