Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals

Here you can find current solicitations for proposals (SFP), past grant award lists, project summaries, and more.

Archive of Previous Years

Program Year 2020–21

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Program

On June 12, 2020, the Employment Development Department awarded five grants totaling $2,500,000 under the Solicitation for Proposal for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Services for Program Year (PY) 2020-21. The program assists DHH individuals in searching, obtaining, and retaining unsubsidized employment, and career advancement opportunities. These services are provided at selected America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM sites. Funding decisions are final.

Program Year 2019 – 20

English Language Learner Pathways to Careers Program

On June 12, 2020, $1.35 million of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Governor’s Discretionary Funds were awarded to four organizations under the English Language Learners Program (ELL) for Program Year (PY) 2019-20 Solicitation for Proposals. Awardee project list and project summaries are listed in the document below. Funding decisions are final.

Disability Employment Accelerator Program

On April 1, 2020, $1.8 million of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Governor’s Discretionary funds were awarded to six organizations under the SFP for the Disability Employment Accelerator Grant. The awarding of funds will focus on assisting organizations in the successful implementation of programs for people with disabilities (PWD) including college students who are close to fulfilling their degree requirements and/or PWD who are working toward or have obtained a recognized postsecondary credential including multiple barriers to employment. Funding decisions are final.

Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program

On April 1, 2020, $4 million of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Governor’s Discretionary funds were awarded to eight organizations under the solicitation for proposals for the Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program Grant. The awarding of funds will focus on assisting organizations in the successful implementation of programs for veterans with an emphasis on securing employment for veterans and military spouses. Funding decisions are final.

Campesino de California Outreach Grant – Complaint System Awareness and Referral Program

On December 9, 2019, the Employment Development Department awarded $150,000 of Wagner-Peyser Act 10 Percent discretionary funds to one organization under the Campesino de California Outreach Grant – Complaint System Awareness and Referral Program SFP PY 2019-20. Project descriptions, award amount, and contact information are listed below. Award decisions are final.

Campesino de California Outreach Grant – Radio Media

On December 9, 2019, the Employment Development Department awarded $100,000 of Wagner-Peyser Act 10 Percent discretionary funds to one organization under the Campesino de California Outreach Grant – Radio Media SFP PY 2019-20. Project descriptions, award amount, and contact information are listed below. Award decisions are final.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Program

On June 13, 2019, the Employment Development Department awarded five grants totaling $2,300,000 under the SFP for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Services. The program assists DHH individuals in searching, obtaining, and retaining unsubsidized employment and career advancement opportunities. These services are provided at selected America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM (AJCC) locations. Funding decisions are final.

Program Year 2018 - 19

Veterans Employment-Related Assistance Program

On June 4, 2019, $5 million of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Governor’s Discretionary 15 percent funds were awarded to 11 organizations under the SFP for the Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program (VEAP). Funding decisions are final.

Disability Employment Accelerator Program

On May 13, 2019, $2,000,000 of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Governor’s Discretionary 15 percent funds were awarded to six organizations under the SFP for the Disability Employment Accelerator (DEA) Program. Funding decisions are final.

Campesino de California Outreach Grant

On October 22, 2018, a grant was awarded under the SFP for the Wagner-Peyser Act, Campesino de California Grant Program (CCOG). Funding decisions are final.