The California Workforce Development Board (State Board) and the Employment Development Department (EDD) are pleased to announce the availability of up to $6 million for grants to design, develop, implement and/or advance model high-road training partnerships (HRTPs). Funds will support skill-focused, industry-based demonstration projects that advance equity by linking workforce innovation to regional challenges of job quality, economic opportunity, and environmental sustainability.
The HRTP initiative aims to build, document, and evaluate a field of practice that simultaneously addresses critical questions of income mobility, economic competitiveness, and climate change through “ground up” skills strategies designed to support economically and environmentally resilient communities across the state.

Eligible applicants include local workforce development boards; labor organizations and labor-management partnerships; education and training providers; community-based and non-profit organizations; workforce intermediaries, public authorities, and qualified businesses.

All Applications are due February 10, 2017, by 4:00 p.m.

An Application Workshop will be offered on Friday, Jan. 27th at 11:00 am
You can access the workshop here:

Conference Line: 888-808-6929
Participant Code: 3243425

For more information on this funding opportunity and its requirements, please see the full RFA.

Here are the materials:
HRTP FAQ 2-3-2017 (pdf)
HRTP RFA (pdf)
HRTP Application Checklist (word)
HRTP Project Matrix (word)
HRTP Application Forms (excel)