Equity and Special Populations Technical Assistance and Evaluation Program Year 2021-22 Solicitation for Proposal

Portal ID:
9785
Status:
Closed (2 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The purpose of the Equity and Special Populations (ESP) Technical Assistance (TA) and Evaluation Program Year (PY) 2021-22 initiative is to increase equity and employment opportunities for underserved populations by providing TA and evaluation services to the ESP PY 21-22 program awardees that will drive innovation and systems change.

Description:

The TA and evaluation provider will assist with the design, development, and implementation of projects that accelerate employment and re-employment strategies for the English language learners, homeless and housing insecure, immigrants, justice-involved individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, young adults, and other target populations in geographic locations disproportionately impacted by the novel coronavirus-2019. These funds will create virtual communities of practice, provide continuous support to address project challenges, and evaluate project successes and areas for improvement.

Proposals will be accepted from local workforce development areas, education and training providers, county social service agencies, community-based organizations, business-related non-profit and for-profit organizations, labor organizations, and workforce intermediaries. See additional eligibility restrictions and requirements in the Solicitation for Proposals (SFP). Proposal applications must be received no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2022. For more information, refer to the SFP. 

An informational webinar will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 2 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For registration information, email a request to WSBSFP1@edd.ca.gov by April 8, 2022. Inquiries may be sent to WSBSFP1@edd.ca.gov and must be received no later than Monday, April 11, 2022 at 12 noon.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to notify the EDD of their intent to apply for this funding opportunity by sending a short email message with the applicant organization’s name and address to WSBSFP1@EDD.ca.gov by noon on April 20, 2022. The subject line should reflect “Intent to Apply: ESP TA PY 21-22.”

 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Proposals will be accepted from local workforce development areas, education and training providers, county social service agencies, community-based organizations, business-related non-profit and for-profit organizations, labor organizations, and workforce intermediaries.

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 2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
6/1/2022- 12/31/2023

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$1,200,000
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.
1
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.
$1,200,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
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 and State

Funding Source Notes:

This grant is supported by the United States Department of Labor as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1.2 million with 0 percent financed from non-governmental sources. The source of the grant is a part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 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).
  • Other

Funding Method Notes:

Awards will be provided in a subgrant. 

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
1-916-657-5280, WSBSFP1@EDD.ca.gov