2021 CaliforniansForAll Youth Workforce Development Program

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Closed (40 total applications submitted)
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The CaliforniansForAll Youth Workforce Program is a Governor’s initiative administered by California
Volunteers in partnership with cities across California. The purpose of this initiative is to increase youth
employment, develop youth interest in and experience towards a career, and to strengthen city capacity
to address key areas of climate, food insecurity, and local COVID-19 recovery. 


The CaliforniansForAll Youth Workforce Development Program is a Governor’s initiative
administered by CaliforniaVolunteers in partnership with California counties and cities with
populations of less than 300,000. This program will bring together youth across the state to help
address urgent challenges in their communities, while simultaneously learning key skills and
earning money to help create career pathways.
Beginning in early 2022, award recipients will recruit, train, and place high need youth at jobs in a
new or existing youth workforce development program. Each municipality is responsible for
selecting or creating these job positions and recruiting, hiring, and managing youth. Municipalities
are encouraged to sub-grant to existing community-based organizations (CBOs) with the capacity
to manage these programs in areas where feasible. Programs may run continuously or be
structured as intermittent summer programs. Regardless of length of program, all youth positions
must be 50-100% full-time equivalents (FTE). 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

• Any county
• Cities with a population of less than 300,000
• Coterminous or geographically adjacent municipalities may choose to apply and
administer program as a cohort. 

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Spring 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Spring 22-June 2024

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State
The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
1-916-204-6367, funding@cv.ca.gov