SlingShot seeks to seed collaborative efforts by employers and industry, government, workforce and economic development, and education stakeholders within a region to identify and then work to solve employment challenges that slow California’s economic engine — with regionally-selected solutions to regionally-defined problems.Click here for a broader overview.

The 5 Dimensions of Slingshot:

• We can make the greatest impact on major jobs and employment issues at the regional level.
• We must turn the tide on income mobility in California.
• We need to tackle big issues.
• We need to measure what we undertake.
• We must create the space to take risks

SlingShot: At a Glance

15 Regional Planning Units Map

Current Announcements:

The California Workforce Development Board is pleased to announce the availability of $4,940,000 for Regional Planning Unit (RPU) Projects, $200,000 for Technical Assistance and $200,000 for Evaluation in Regional Plan Implementation/Slingshot 4.0 (RPI 4.0) funds.

Release for Applications (RFA)

The RFA contains three application opportunities: RPU Projects, Technical Assistance and Evaluation.  Each applicant must select the appropriate Exhibit D and then all must complete the Application Exhibit Workbook.


RPI 4.0 Application Documents

Exhibit D Project Narrative – RPU Projects

Exhibit D Project Narrative – Technical Assistance

Exhibit D Project Narrative – Evaluation

Application Exhibit Workbook

Q&A will be posted weekly on this page

Email questions to with the subject line ‘RPI 4.0 Question’

Last day to submit questions is November 20, 2020 and final questions will be posted by November 27, 2020.

Questions and answers will be posted here weekly:

CWDB Questions and Answers





RPI 4.0 Application Webinar

October 23, 2020 Application Webinar PowerPoint notes. 

Important Dates

RFA Release – October 14, 2020

Application Webinar – October 23, 2020

Final Q&A Submission – November 20, 2020

RFA Deadline – December 4, 2020, no later than 3pm PST

Award Announcements – February 2021

Estimated Grant Start Date – April 1, 2021