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

SlingShot: Materials Library

– materials, publications, PowerPoints, etc.


Current Announcements:

The California Workforce Development Board and the Employment Development Department (EDD) have announced the Slingshot 2.0 Regional Plan Implementation Technical Assistance and Evaluation Request for Applications.

SlingShot 2.0 RPI Technical Assistance and Evaluation RFA

RPI TA/Evaluation FORMS


Significant Dates:

RFA Released February 14, 2019
Q&A Posted weekly through March 15, 2019
Email questions to  and note “RPI Question” in the subject line.

March 12, 2019

Applications Due March 18, 2019
***For those RPU’s with counties impacted by the fires, extensions will be granted.  Please submit an email to the State Board requesting an extension including requested date for submitting application. Submit your request to with “RPI Extension Request” in the subject line.***
Award Announcements April 2019