Employment Social Enterprise (ESE) Technical Assistance (TA) Program Year 2022-23 (PY 22-23)
The ESE TA PY 22-23 announcement aims to increase equity and improve outcomes for underserved populations facing significant barriers to employment by providing necessary guidance and support to program awardees in their pursuit of successful ESE programs and participant outcomes.
The Employment Development Department (EDD), in coordination with the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), announces the availability of up to $1.4 million from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Governor’s Discretionary Fund for the Employment Social Enterprise (ESE) Technical Assistance (TA) funding opportunity for Program Year 2022-23 (PY 22-23). The ESE TA awardee will be responsible for providing meaningful technical assistance to ESE PY 22-23 program awardees as they plan and implement social enterprise projects that accelerate outcomes for underserved populations facing significant barriers to employment.
The TA awardee will provide individualized assistance based on each program awardee’s project focus, the unique barriers of the target populations being served, and the industry sectors and geographic regions involved. These efforts should support Social Enterprise intervention strategies that provide work-based learning, work experience, and the supportive services necessary to help improve employment outcomes. The ESE program will provide support to California’s most vulnerable populations, transitioning participants into the workforce by placing them into supported employment settings that allow them to earn wages while improving their job skills and building work experience.
Applicants must be organizations with the capacity, relationships, and expertise to deliver the necessary TA services statewide, including public workforce development agencies, human service or social service agencies, community-based organizations, business-related non-profit organizations, non-profit or for-profit social benefit corporations, labor organizations, workforce intermediaries, and organizations with operational components similar to those currently associated with the Social Enterprise model. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. on May 15, 2023. An informational webinar will be held on April 25, 2023, at 10 a.m. PT. Pre-registration is required. Please register through the Webinar Registration page by April 25, 2023 at 9 a.m. The EDD encourages applicants to submit a Notice of Intent to apply by May 2, 2023, at 12 noon to WSBGrants@edd.ca.gov. To view this SFP, visit the EDD Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals webpage.
- Public Agency
Applicants must be organizations with the capacity, relationships, and expertise to deliver the necessary TA services statewide. Proposals will be accepted from: public workforce develoment agencies; human service or social service agencies; Community-Based Organizations (CBOs); business-related non-profit organizations; non-profit or for-profit social benefit corporations; labor organizations; workforce intermediaries; other similar programs.
Matching Funding Requirement:
There is no cost sharing requirement for this project. However, the applicant is encouraged to leverage other resources to maximize the impact of their proposed project, earn the maximum return on investment, and foster project replication and sustainability. Applicants are encouraged to braid funds, leverage human capital, and utilize other resources to maximize success for the project. Resources can be leveraged from a variety of sources.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
Similar to This Grant
Disadvantaged Communities Department of Transportation
Clean California Local Grant Program1 month ago More Details about Clean California Local Grant Program
Disadvantaged Communities Sierra Nevada Conservancy
2023 Wildfire Recovery and Forest Resilience Directed Grant Program2 months ago More Details about 2023 Wildfire Recovery and Forest Resilience Directed Grant Program
Disadvantaged Communities Governor's Office of Planning and Research
Representative Research Collaborative2 months ago More Details about Representative Research Collaborative
Disadvantaged Communities Employment Development Department
Employment Social Enterprise Program (ESE) Program Year 2022-23 (PY 22-23)2 months ago More Details about Employment Social Enterprise Program (ESE) Program Year 2022-23 (PY 22-23)