LITTLE ROCK, Ark., December 22, 2023 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Arkansas State Director Jill Floyd today announced applications are being accepted for the position of Climate Fellow to help with the record numbers of applications from farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses seeking funding for clean energy projects under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).
“We’re working hard making sure as many rural Arkansans as possible can access this historic funding to make clean energy improvements at their farms, ranches and businesses,” said Director Floyd. “The improvements made as a result of this funding will help them increase their income, grow their businesses, address climate challenges and lower energy costs for Arkansas families.”
This new position is being funded by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, the nation’s largest-ever investment in combatting the climate crisis. The positions are part of the USDA Climate Change Fellows Program, which hires new staff with a range of skills to address the climate crisis and find solutions to agricultural challenges, enhance economic growth and create new streams of income for farmers, ranchers and producers.
The position is one of 40 nationwide with initial appointments up to two years.
To apply, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/job/767612300 or scan the QR Code.