The overarching goal of California’s Strategic Workforce Development Plan is the reorientation and realignment of California’s workforce programs and institutions to support a dynamic and globally successful state economy that offers all residents – including the most vulnerable – an opportunity for a higher quality of life.

The grants and initiatives highlighted on this page demonstrate the implementation of this vision by communities and regions throughout California.  For more information on current and past projects, click on the links below.


The California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) is seeking public comment regarding the Guidelines for California Workforce Development Board Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Administration (Guidelines).  Click here to view the Guidelines.  To submit a comment, email with “Guideline Comment” in the subject line.  Comments will be accepted until 5PM PT on June 15, 2020.

***NEW*** The application deadline for the HRTP Low Carbon Economy Workforce Program Request for Applications has been extended to Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 3:00PM PT.

The CWDB is pleased to announce the SB1 High Road Construction Careers Awards. Click here to see the award announcement

ForwardFocus 3.0 Award Announcement
To view the award announcements click here


The California Workforce Development Board and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency have announced additional SlingShot funds to boost, expand and/or sustain awardees' current SlingShot efforts. To see the award list click here.


The California Workforce Development Board and the Employment Development Department (EDD) have announced the Innovation Evaluation RFA award grants: Innovation Evaluation Award Announcement.

Workforce Accelerator Fund 5.0 Award Announcements

To view the award announcements click here.


Big Ideas in Workforce Innovation now available electronically, here.