Kupu is proud to announce that applications are now open for 130 new jobs designed to help both the environment and the economy as part Hawaiʻi’s response to the economic impacts of COVID-19. Governor David Ige and the Hawaiʻi State Legislature approved the use of $5 million in federal funding to support a new Green Jobs Corps. The funding will support the resumption of the Kupu ‘Āina Corps program. The program will be a permanent version of the successful 2020 Kupu ʻĀina Corps program, in which Kupu and the State of Hawaiʻi provided over 350 displaced workers with employment within the Green jobs sector. This program will give those who have been economically disadvantaged by the global pandemic opportunities for career up-skilling and reskilling in sustainability professions, while al so providing Hawai‘i organizations with staffing resources to support their recovery. The program is now accepting applications for both year-long full-time and part-time job applicants and for 'green' organizations interested in serving as host sites for these Kupu ʻĀina Corps members.