Disability Access, Equity, and Inclusion Project Technical Assistance and Developmental Evaluation Solicitation for Proposals for Program Year 2023-24

Portal ID:
76113
Status:
Forecasted
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The DAEI TA DE PY 23-24 awardee will assist the DAEI pilot program awardees as they design, develop, and implement projects that support lasting cross-systems collaboration, co-enrollment, co-case management, and cross training strategies between WIOA Title I and IV programs to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities (PWD), the target population; and for conducting developmental evaluation that builds on lessons learned.

Description:

The Employment Development Department (EDD), in coordination with the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), announces the availability of up to $1.5 million from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title IV Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) funds for the Disability Access, Equity, and Inclusion (DAEI) Technical Assistance (TA) and Developmental Evaluation (DE) for Program Year 2023-24 (PY 23-24) Solicitation for Proposals (SFP) grant.

The DAEI TA DE PY 23-24 awardee will assist the DAEI pilot program awardees as they design, develop, and implement projects that support lasting cross-systems collaboration, co-enrollment, co-case management, and cross training strategies between WIOA Title I and IV programs to improve employment outcomes for peiple with disabiities (PWD), and for conducting developmental evaluation that builds on lessons learned. The DAEI TA DE grant aims to increase access, equity, and inclusion of PWD in WIOA Title I and other workforce development programming, and to improve employment outcomes for this target population by providing necessary guidance and support to pilot awardees in their development of successful DAEI programs.  .

In collaboration with EDD and DOR, the TA DE awardee will be responsible for creating and sustaining a larger collaborative community centered upon the integrated service delivery model and the goals and objectives of the DAEI pilot. This includes facilitating connectivity among pilot awardees, assistance with coordinating local and regional connectivity to develop grantee networks, developing successful strategies, sharing best practices, and identifying and addressing challenges as they occur throughout the life of the grant. Program outputs, including progress and analytical reports, will inform adaptations, shifts, and recommendations to the work as new lessons emerge to support real-time feedback and learning. 

Applicants for the DAEI TA DE award must be organizations with the capacity, relationships, and expertise to deliver the necessary TA DE services statewide. Proposals will be accepted from. Proposals will be accepted from Public workforce development agencies, Human service or social service agencies, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Business-related non-profit organizations, non-profit or for-profit social benefit corporations, Workforce intermediaries, and Educational institutions

Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. PST on October 8, 2024. An informational webinar will be held on September 17, 2024, at 10 a.m. PST.  Pre-registration is required for all attendees. Refer to the EDD's Workforce Development Solicitation for Proposals website.  

The EDD encourages applicants to submit a Notice of Intent to apply by September 24, 2024, at noon to WSBSFPGrants@edd.ca.gov. To view the Solicitation for Proposal, visit:

https://edd.ca.gov/en/jobs_and_training/WDSFP_Workforce_Development_Solicitations_for_Proposals

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Individuals are not eligible to apply. Applicants must reside in the US but do not need to reside in California; however, they must have demonstrated capacity to provide technical assistance in California. In their proposals, applicants must demonstrate that they have relevant experience and demonstrated expertise in provision of services to individuals with disabilities, as defined in sec. 3 of the ADA 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12102).

Eligible Geographies:

This grant awardee will work with pilot awardees to determine the specific demographics and needs of the target population in each of the pilot service areas.  This may include making recommendations and providing TA and training to pilot awardees to ensure project participants being served are reflective of the local/regional community.

 

Matching Funding Requirement:

Leveraged funds are not required for this project, but applicants are encouraged to maximize impact by leveraging other resources. These may include funds, human capital, and other resources from various sources, such as businesses, industry associations, labor organizations, CBOs, and government programs. Leveraged funds and in-kind resources must be consistent with allowable project activities and may be used by the awarded subrecipient.

Important Dates

The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
11/29/24
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
12/01/24-11/30/27
Anticipated Open Date
09/03/24

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$1,500,000
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.
1
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.
$1,500,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
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:

The Employment Development Department (EDD), in coordination with the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), announces the availability of up to $1.5 million from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title IV Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Fund for the Disability Access, Equity, and Inclusion (DAEI) project Technical Assistance (TA) Development Evaluation (DE) Program Year 2023-24 (PY 23-24).  

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:

The EDD will contact the subrecipients to finalize the contract details. The EDD may request that the contracts incorporate changes to the original project proposals. After all, exhibits are finalized, the awardee will officially enter into a contract with EDD to provide the services and serve the number of participants listed in the contract for the amount awarded.  The contracting process could take up to 5 to 6 months.

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Brandon Raveling, 1-916-891-9189, brandon.raveling@edd.ca.gov