Displaced Oil and Gas Workers Fund (DOGWF) Evaluation and Technical Assistance (ETA) Solicitation for Proposals (SFP) for Program Year 2023-24 (PY 23-24)

Portal ID:
67089
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The DOGWF ETA PY 23-24 awardee will be responsible for providing technical assistance and evaluation for DOGWF PY 23-24 program awardees as they pioneer initiatives that guide displaced oil and gas workers into new jobs and career trajectories. The mission extends beyond singular sectors, committed to securing stable, well-compensated, and gratifying roles for these workers across diverse industries.

Description:

The Employment Development Department (EDD), in coordination with the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), announces the availability of up to $1 million in California State General Funds for the Evaluation and Technical Assistance (ETA) for the Displaced Oil and Gas Worker Fund (DOGWF). The DOGWF ETA PY 23-24 awardee will be responsible for providing evaluation and technical assistance for DOGWF PY 23-24 program awardees as they pioneer initiatives that guide displaced oil and gas workers into new jobs and career trajectories by extending beyond singular sectors, committed to securing stable, well-compensated, and gratifying roles for these workers across diverse industries.

The DOGWF ETA PY 23-24 grant aims to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of DOGWF projects. The initiative seeks to fund an organization with expertise in assessing program and operational capacity, facilitating Communities of Practice (CoPs), conducting a developmental evaluation for continuous learning and improvement, and addressing the needs of displaced workers impacted by energy sector shifts for future policy and program planning. In addition, the ETA awardee will support program grantees with developing and implementing strategies for partnership development, participant assessment, skills transfer, career navigation, administering training stipends, providing wrap-around support, identifying relevant career pathways and training programs, and guidance on participant tracking and performance outcomes reporting.

Applicants for the DOGWF ETA must be organizations with the capacity, relationships, and expertise to deliver ETA to grantees across the state. Proposals from non-profit or for-profit consulting, technical assistance, evaluation, capacity-building organizations, labor organizations, community colleges, adult education providers, workforce boards, and education and training providers will be accepted.

Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. PST on July 22, 2024. An informational webinar will be held on June 25, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. PST.  Pre-registration is required for all attendees. Please register through the following link by June 24, 2024 by 9 a.m. PST:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EOwky4VSQ06lWDMieX-9bA

The EDD encourages applicants to submit a Notice of Intent to apply by July 1, 2024, at noon to WSBSFP1@edd.ca.gov. To view this SFP, visit the EDD Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals webpage

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Applicants  must be organizations with the capacity, relationships, and expertise to deliver ETA to grantees across the state. Proposals from non-profit or for-profit consulting, technical assistance, evaluation, capacity-building organizations, labor organizations, community colleges, adult education providers, workforce boards, and education and training providers will be accepted.

Eligible Geographies:

The ETA services for this grant will support the four awarded organizations under the DOGWF PY 23-24 SFP listed below:

Kern/Inyo/Mono Consortium Workforce Development Area – Kern County Employers' Training Resource- Kern County

Steelworkers Charitable and Educational Organization-Contra Costa, Kern, Los Angeles, and San Luis Obispo Counties

Inter-City Services, Inc.- Contra Costa County

Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County

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, 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 (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.
08/31/2024
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
1/1/25-3/31/27

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$1,000,000
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.
$1,000,000
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.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

The EDD, in coordination with the LWDA, announces the availability of $1 million in California State General Funds for the DOGWF ETA PY 23-24 SFP.

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