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.
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.”
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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.
How to Apply
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