High Road Training Partnerships

About High Road Training Partnerships

The High Road Training Partnerships (HRTP) initiative is a $10M demonstration project designed to model partnership strategies for the state. Ranging from transportation to health care to hospitality, the HRTP model embodies the sector approach championed by the Board — industry partnerships that deliver equity, sustainability, and job quality. Along with these program investments, the Board is producing a body of policy and principle to guide related undertakings across the workforce system. Indeed, the initiative was designed as a campaign — to advance a field of practice that simultaneously addresses urgent questions of income inequality, economic competitiveness, and climate change through regional skills strategies designed to support economically and environmentally resilient communities across the state. The industry-based, worker-focused training partnerships build skills for California’s “high road” employers — firms that compete based on quality of product and service achieved through innovation and investment in human capital, and can thus generate family-supporting jobs where workers have agency and voice.

Foundation Documents

High Road – Overview

 

Essential Elements

 

HRTP Projects

 

The Guidelines for California Workforce Development Board Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Administration were drafted and posted for public comment through June 15, 2020.  The document contains edits as a reflection of public comment received.  Where applicable, edits will also be incorporated into Requests for Applications for these funds.

The Guidelines for California Workforce Development Board Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Administration

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HRTP Low Carbon Economy Workforce Program Request for Applications

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The California Workforce Development Board is pleased to announce the availability of up to $9 million for the HRTP initiative at this time to fund two project categories: 1) Developing a New High Road Training Partnership and 2) Regional Workforce Strategies.

RFA No. 59210

Application Forms

Project Type: Developing a New High Road Training Partnership

Form 1: Project Narrative (NEW)
Form 2: Project Matrix (NEW)
Forms 3 – 13: Application Workbook (NEW)

Project Type: Regional Workforce Strategies

Form 1: Project Narrative (RWS)
Form 2: Project Matrix (RWS)
Forms 3 – 13: Application Workbook (RWS)

If you are applying for both project types, two separate applications must be submitted. Combined applications will be automatically denied during the technical review.

Important Dates

Application Webinar Workshops  
Workshop 1: High Road Overview
Presentation Slides
October 15, 2020, 10:30AM – 12:00PM
Workshop 2: GGRF & CCI Requirements
Presentation Slides
October 21, 2020, 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Workshop 3: Technical Application Workshop
Presentation Slides
October 22, 2020, 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Register for Application Workshops  

Q&A Postings

Send questions to HRTP@cwdb.ca.gov with “HRTP CCI Q&A” in the subject line.

November 13, 2020

Posted weekly starting October 9, 2020
Final Q&A posting will be November 13, 2020. Final questions must be submitted by Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12:00PM Pacific Time.
Applications DUE
**Deadline Extended***
November 16, 2020 by 3:00PM Pacific Time

Application deadline has been extended to
November 18, 2020 by 3:00PM PT

Award Announcement February 2021*
Program Start Date                        June 1, 2021*
Grant Term June 1, 2021 – March 31, 2023 (22-Months)

*Note – All dates after the final proposal submission deadline are approximate and may be adjusted as conditions dictate.