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

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The goal of this initiative is to create partnerships with organizations currently serving the Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFW) community to reduce barriers and expand access points to the Employment Service and Employment-Related Law Complaint System. The proposal must demonstrate innovative outreach, awareness, and collaboration strategies that enhance the work of CBOs helping MSFWs in rural and hard to reach communities. 


The grant competition solicits proposals that employ best practices to partner with organizations that serve MSFWs to establish a Complaint System Awareness and Referral Program. The purpose of the program is to increase access points to identify, record, and refer MSFW complaints through the ES Complaint System to the local America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) EDD Complaint Specialist. Applicants will braid funds and resources, collaborate with MSFW service providers, engage MSFWs, and draw on the expertise of community-based organizations (CBO), workforce partners, and other partners to design a program that provides effective and timely assistance to MSFWs seeking to file complaints. Funds will be used to expand access to the ES Complaint System by establishing the Complaint System Awareness and Referral program for MSFWs statewide in rural hard to reach and underrepresented high-density agricultural areas. The project will create effective linkages with MSFWs that are not being reached by the normal AJCC activities with a focus on building meaningful and sustainable access points with partner agencies to escalate complaints to the their local EDD Complaint Specialist. These funds are critical to ensuring equity by increasing awareness, access points, and referrals to the ES Complaint System for MSFWs living in rural areas.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

The SFP is open to non-profit public or private agencies, community and faith-based organizations, tribal government, and educational institutions. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Eligible Geographies:

The applicant must submit a proposal to the EDD to reach the maximum amount of MSFWs statewide. Target populations must include hard to reach and underrepresented high-density farmworker agricultural areas. 

Important Dates

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August 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
9/1/2022- 6/30/2023

Funding Details

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  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Wagner-Peyser 10 Percent Governor’s Discretionary funds

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Funding Method Notes:

The use of funds awarded in this SFP is governed by Wagner-Peyser 10 Percent Governor’s Discretionary fund guidelines, state Directives, federal guidance, and Title 2 CFR, Part 200 (Uniform Guidance). The total funding is contingent upon federal funding being awarded to California and EDD Director approval. Applicants are encouraged to braid funds, leverage human capital, and utilize other resources to maximize the success of the project.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Jeanette Ochoa, 1-916-215-9639,