Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Program

Portal ID:
5860
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

This program provides deaf and hard of hearing individuals with enhanced services and training in select America’s Job Center of California locations throughout California.

Description:

The Employment Development Department Workforce Services Branch announces the availability of Wagner-Peyser 10 percent Governor’s Discretionary funds of $2,500,000 for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Program. The purpose of these funds is to provide employment and training services to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. These funds will also ensure that services provided to deaf and hard of hearing individuals are at least equal to services received by non-deaf and non-hard of hearing individuals.

This program provides deaf and hard of hearing individuals with enhanced services and training in select America’s Job Center of California locations throughout California. The program will ensure effective communication and increased service opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing individuals by providing specialized counseling, interpretive services, job placement, follow-up services and advocacy, and specialized training to assist them in becoming job-ready. The program is also designed to assist job-ready deaf and hard of hearing individuals in obtaining and retaining unsubsidized employment. The program also intends that interpretive services be provided to enable these individuals to receive other EDD-related services.

This SFP is open to public agencies and private non-profit corporations. Individuals are not eligible to apply. Applicants must clearly demonstrate their service area meets the criteria outlined in the SFP. Proposal applications must be received no later than Friday, May 14, 2021.    

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Proposals will be accepted from public agencies or private non-profit corporations. Individuals are not eligible to apply. Applicants must clearly demonstrate their ability to provide services to the targeted population. Applicants may submit proposals to provide services for one or multiple sites. Applicants may also submit one proposal to provide services at multiple sites within a targeted geographical area.

Eligible Geographies:

Services in the geographical areas listed below are funded and priority will be provided to programs and services in these areas to prevent and/or minimize disruption in services: Fresno, Los Angeles, Riverside/Rancho Cucamonga, Sacramento, San Diego/Oceanside, San Francisco/Bay Area, and Santa Ana/Garden Grove.

Proposals to serve a geographical area not listed above must clearly identify the need and why those needs are not currently being met.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
June 18, 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
12 months

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$2,500,000
Expected number of awards 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.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award 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.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
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.
  • Federal

Funding Source Notes:

Wagner-Peyser 10 percent Governor’s Discretionary funds

Funding Method: 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)

Funding Method Notes:

Applicants may submit one proposal for one geographical area or for multiple areas in California. The application must follow the proposal instructions. The total program funding available is $2,500,000 for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

How to Apply

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

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