English Language Learner Integrated Education and Training Fund Program Year 2022-23

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The English Language Learner (ELL) Integrated Education and Training (IET) Fund will award projects to design, develop, and implement projects that expand IET course offerings across the state and accelerate employment and re-employment strategies for ELL. The IET program model will be used to prepare ELLs for in-demand, high quality jobs with sustainable wages. 



The ELL IET PY 22-23 grant seeks to create sustainable change in workforce and education programming to enhance the lives of California’s immigrant population through accelerated education and training opportunities that will ensure equitable access to employment in high quality jobs.

Program funding should be used to expand and enhance IET course offerings and other workforce opportunities for the target population in accordance with the following goals and objectives:

1.           Equity

Enable upward mobility for ELLs in California, especially ELLs from marginalized communities or with significant barriers to employment.

Equitable access to education, training, and workforce services for ELLs.

Removal of barriers to obtaining in-demand employment in high quality jobs for ELLs.

Greater opportunity for ELLs who have been locked out of the mainstream economy, are under-represented in high-wage occupations and industries, and/or face multiple barriers to quality employment.

Increased number of ELLs placed in high quality jobs with sustainable wages

2.           Acceleration

Accelerate upskilling by supporting concurrent English language learning, basic skills development, occupational skills development and attainment of industry-recognized credentials.

Reduce the amount of time ELLs have low or no income through accelerated learning, work- based learning, supportive and wrap around services.

3.           Workforce and Economic Development

Grow California’s skilled workforce by fostering demand-driven skills attainment.

Assist employers in filling vacancies with skilled workers.

Fuel industry growth by supporting industry workforce needs.

4.           Sustainability and System Alignment

Increase the state’s capacity to provide IET through funding alignment between workforce and education that can be expanded within the project’s local area, and replicated across the state, tailored to regional needs.

Adapt local level policies and procedures to ensure sustainability of project objectives including removal of any barriers to service accessibility and adoption of best practices.

Inform state and regional partners of lessons learned that may inform future project designs, regional collaborations, and state level policies and procedures.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to notify the Employment Development Department of their intent to apply for this funding opportunity by sending a short email message with the applicant organization’s name and address to WSBSFP2@EDD.ca.gov by noon on February 22, 2023.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Proposals will be accepted from community-based organizations, adult education providers, California Community College districts or colleges, other education or training providers, labor organizations and labor-management partnerships, workforce intermediaries, and Local Workforce Development Areas.

Matching Funding Requirement:

There is no required match for this project. However, the applicant is encouraged to leverage other resources to maximize the impact of the 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.  

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.
March 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
7/1/2023- 6/30/2027

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
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.
5 – 10
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.
$200,000 – $4,000,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another 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.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Funds were appropriated by Senate Bill (SB 178) , the 2022 State Fiscal Year budget, for the English Language Learner Integrated Education and Training Fund.

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 anticipates funding approximately 5 to 10 awards. Final awards and participant counts may be adjusted depending on the number of successfully submitted proposals. Determination of funding requests, projected participants, and other performance measures should take into account factors specific to the service area, target population, and reasonable costs for proposed services.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Brandon Raveling, 1-916-891-9189, EDDWSBSFP2@edd.ca.gov