Workforce Accelerator Fund The California Workforce Development Board and the Employment Development Department funded projects that design, develop, and implement projects that accelerate employment and re-employment strategies for California job seekers. The State Board and EDD will fund projects and partnerships to create and prototype innovative strategies that bridge education and workforce gaps for targeted populations, and initial implementation of promising models and practices in workforce system service delivery infrastructure. Projects accelerate skill development, employment, and reemployment for one or more of the target populations (long-term unemployed, returning veterans, individuals with disabilities, low-income workers, CalWORKS participants, disconnected youth, ex-offenders, and immigrant job seekers). Workforce Accelerator Fund Goals: Improve labor market and skills outcomes for the target groups through the development of strategies that fill gaps, accelerate processes, or customize services to ensure greater access to workforce services and employment opportunities. Implement, replicate and scale successful innovations that emerged from previous Accelerator projects. Create new modes for service delivery and funding alignment that can be replicated across the State and tailored to regional needs. Leverage State investment with commitments from industry, labor, public, and community partners. Workforce Accelerator Fund: At a Glance Practical Lessons from Accelerator 1.0 – 4.0 – Innovative Solutions, Project Successes, and Learning ExperiencesAccelerator 1.0 – 2.0 DashboardAccelerator 3.0 – 4.0 Dashboard Promising Practices Briefs: The Secrets to Success – Intro, The Influencer, Technical Assistance, and Networks Workforce Accelerator Fund 8.0 Award AnnouncementsTo view the award announcements: WAF 8.0 Award Announcements Workforce Accelerator Fund 7.0 Award AnnouncementsTo view the award announcements: WAF 7.0 Award Announcements Workforce Accelerator Fund 6.0 Award AnnouncementsTo view the award announcement: WAF 6.0 Award Announcements Workforce Accelerator Fund 5.0 Award AnnouncementsTo view the award announcements: WAF 5.0 Award Announcements Featured Links CA Community Colleges Econ & Workforce Development California Labor and Workforce Development Agency Employment Development Department California Department of Industrial Relations California Department of Education State Personnel Board EDD/Labor Market Information Division EDD Policy & Guidance California Employment Training Panel Workforce Investment Works California Department of Rehabilitation California Workforce Development Board 800 Capitol Mall, Suite 1022Sacramento CA 95814T: 916-657-1440F: 916-657-1377 Accelerator Grantee Portal Some outdated or obsolete documents have been removed from this website for business reasons. To view a list of these documents, view the Removed Documents webpage.