Equity Target Population Fund Technical Assistance Program Year 2022-23

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The Equity Target Population Fund (ETPF) Technical Assistance (TA) Program Year 2022-23 (PY 22-23) awardee will assist program awardees to accelerate employment strategies for those populations targeted by the grant experiencing significant employment barriers. The ETPF TA grant will fund an organization with the expertise to support workforce development equity projects that drive success, innovation, and system change and foster learning.


The ETPF TA PY 22-23 grant aims to increase equity and employment outcomes for underserved populations by providing technical assistance necessary for ETPF PY 22-23 and Equity and Special Populations (ESP) PY 21-22 program awardees to achieve successful project outcomes. The TA grant supports the assessment, analysis, and implementation of improvements to the current education, training, and employment service delivery approaches through a learning framework and a strong community of practice (CoP). Successful projects will assist program awardees with the continued development of implementation projects that foster workforce equity for justice-involved individuals, disconnected young adults, people with disabilities (PWD), and veterans. Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2023 . An informational webinar will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 2 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For registration information, email a request to WSBGrants@edd.ca.gov by December 19, 2022. The EDD encourages applicants to submit a notice of intent to apply by December 29, 2022, at noon to WSBGrants@edd.ca.gov. To view this SFP, visit the EDD Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals.  

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Proposals will be accepted from non-profit organizations, foundations, and philanthropies; education and training providers; institutions of higher education or consortium of institutions of higher education; community-based organizations (CBOs); business-related non-profit and for-profit organizations, labor organizations and workforce intermediaries. Individuals are not eligible to apply. The applicants must be base in the U.S. 

Eligible Geographies:

Applicants to the ETPF TA PY 22-23 must be organizations with the capacity, relationships, and expertise to deliver TA services to projects that serve disconnected young adults, justice-involved individuals, people with disabilities, and veterans in disadvantaged communities across the State of California.

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.
4/1/2023- 12/31/2024

Funding Details

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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

Funding Source Notes:

The Employment Development Department (EDD), on behalf of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, announces the availability of up to $1.6 million in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Governor’s discretionary funds for an ETPF TA Solicitation for Proposals (SFP). 

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  • Other

Funding Method Notes:

The EDD will contact with subrecipients through a Subgrant Agreement (contract). The EDD may request that the contracts incorporate changes to the original project proposals. The awardees 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. 

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Tuyen Tran, 1-916-937-5236, Tuyen.Tran@edd.ca.gov