Funding Opportunities-Accomplishments

Funding Opportunities

The California Workforce Investment Board , in conjunction with the Employment Development Department issues solicitations for proposals (SFP). This web page contains current SFPs with instructions and applications.

Proposition 39 Pre-Apprenticeship Support, Training and Placement Program Request Released

The Request for Applications is now closed!

The California Workforce Investment Board is pleased to announce the following competitive grant opportunity:

Approximately $3 million for grants is made available through the Proposition 39 Pre-Apprenticeship Support, Training and Placement program. The grants will fund projects that fill critical workforce skills gaps by creating opportunities for California job seekers to earn industry-valued credentials and enter into apprenticeship or direct employment in the energy efficiency or construction sector. In addition, the California Workforce Investment Board is interested in funding projects that further advance the goals of the State Strategic Plan and build workforce system infrastructure and capacity through:

  • Collaboration among regional partners in the development and delivery of “earn and learn” and pre-apprenticeship models in the energy efficiency/construction sector.
  • Innovation that creates new or adapts existing approaches or accelerates application of promising practices in workforce development and skill attainment.
  • System change that utilizes these sub-grants to incentivize adoption of proven strategies and innovations that are sustained beyond the grant period. Successful projects will create or expand regional partnerships that include local workforce investment boards, community colleges, community-based organizations, labor organizations, and industry associations or coalitions of employers.

Release Date:    Friday, February 21, 2014
Due Date:           Friday, March 28, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Number of Awards: Up to 17
For more information on this funding opportunity and its requirements, please refer to Solicitation Notice.

This Solicitation for Proposals is now closed!

Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program Regional Industry Cluster of Opportunity II Grants SFP 2013/14

The Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology (ARFVT) Program will award grants to applicants in support of Regional Workforce Development Networks that are developing industry sector partnerships that have the most compelling proposal to support regional industry clusters that are forming as a result of the growth of alternative fuel and vehicle industries. The proposal should seek to develop the necessary specialized workforce by developing career pathway opportunities for their regional residents. The California Workforce Investment Board (State Board) in partnership with the California Energy Commission and the Employment Development Department are making available $1,500,000 in ARFVT funds for the Regional Industry Cluster of Opportunity II Solicitation for Proposals (SFP). All applications must be received by the State Board no later than Monday, June 3, 2013 by 3 p.m. PST.

Below you will find the documents need for this process:

CWIB RICOG II SFP DRAFT FINAL 042413
COVER PAGE
NARRATIVE
Form 1
Form 2
Form 3
Form 4
Form 5
RICOII QA1
RICOII QA2
RICOII QA3

REGIONAL INDUSTRY CLUSTERS OF OPPORTUNITY GRANT

Closed Solicitation for Proposals

The California Workforce Investment Board is pleased to announce the availability of $3 million dollars to Develop and Implement Regional Industry Cluster(s) of Opportunity Strategies.  This Solicitation for Proposals (SFP) is a joint effort between the State Board, the California Energy Commission, and the California Economic Strategy Panel.  Eligible applicants are Local Workforce Investment Boards only.

Please click here to view the SFP.

Please click here to view the RICOG Addendum for 12/01/09

Important Dates:All proposals are due to the State Board office on or before 3:00 p.m. PST on December 3rd, 2009.  Awards will be announced January 21, 2010.

Questions and Answers: If you have any questions regarding this solicitation, please email RICOG@cwib.ca.gov.  Questions will be answered individually and Q&A will be posted weekly on this website.

RICOG Q&A 11/19/09

RICOG Q&A 11/03/09

Instructions and Forms: Application instructions and forms have been made available to the Local Boards.  If you need to request a duplicate, please email RICOG@cwib.ca.gov.

Funding Accomplishments

State Energy Sector Partnership and Training Initiative Awards

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today (1/20/2010) announced the awards for the State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP) and Training Initiative.  The SESP grants total $190 million of the $500 million in Green Jobs training grant funds made available by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009.

The California Workforce Investment Board (State Board) is pleased to announce that California was awarded the maximum award amount of $6 million. To view Secretary Solis’ announcement, please click here.

Regional Project Teams selected for this proposal include the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board, Los Angeles City Workforce Investment Board, Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium, Sacramento Employment and Training Agency, and the San Diego Workforce Partnership. In addition, the grant will also allow for the development of a Central Valley Regional Project Team.

The State Board would like to thank the members of the Green Collar Jobs Council (GCJC) for their diligence and hard work in developing the SESP Grant and the Green Workforce Training Initiative. This grant award further acknowledges the success of the GCJC and California as a national leader in Green Technology.