Farmworkers Advancement Program (FAP) Technical Assistance (TA) and Developmental Evaluation (DE) Solicitation for Proposals (SFP) for Program Year 2023-24 (PY 23-24)

Portal ID:
59796
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The FAP TA DE PY 23-24 awardee will assist the FAP PY 23-24 program awardees with the continued development and refinement of projects that focus exclusively on farmworker needs at a regional level by offering essential skills and upskilling training to either advance in the agricultural industry and/or prepare for advancement outside of the agricultural sector.

Description:

The Employment Development Department (EDD), on behalf of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), announces the availability of up to $1 million from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Governor’s Discretionary Fund for the Farmworkers Advancement Program (FAP) Technical Assistance (TA) and Developmental Evaluation (DE) for Program Year 2023-24 (PY 23-24) Solicitation for Proposals (SFP) grant. The FAP TA DE PY 23-24 awardee will assist the FAP PY 23-24 program awardees with the continued development and refinement of projects that focus exclusively on farmworker needs at a regional level by offering essential skills and upskilling training to either advance in the agricultural industry and/or prepare for advancement outside of the agricultural sector.

The FAP PY 23-24 program and FAP TA DE PY 23-24 grants will support workforce development equity projects that drive success, innovation, and systems change that positions farmworkers to obtain access to good-quality jobs, including jobs that pay family-sustaining wages, offer benefits, have predictable hours, opportunities for career advancement, and worker voice . The FAP TA DE provider will support projects on wrap-around support and resources, build skills to prevent job loss, lay the foundation for upward mobility, and foster learning for continuous improvement, successful outcomes, and deep imp

The FAP TA DE PY 23-24 grant aims to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of FAP projects. The initiative seeks to fund an organization with expertise in assessing program and operational capacity, facilitating Communities of Practice (CoPs), conducting a developmental evaluation for continuous learning and improvement, and addressing the needs of disadvantaged workers impacted by agricultural industry shifts for future policy and program planning.

Applicants for the FAP TA DE must be organizations with the capacity, relationships, and expertise to deliver DE to grantees across the state. Proposals will be accepted from Community Colleges, Adult Education Providers, Education and Training Providers, County social service agencies, Community-based organizations (CBOs), Business-related non-profit organizations, Labor organizations, and Workforce Intermediaries.

Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. PST on April 15, 2024. An informational webinar will be held on March 26, 2024, at 10 a.m. PST.  Pre-registration is required for all attendees. Please register through the following link by March 26, 2024 by 9 a.m. PST:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_W17exwiJS5yW-jt9sjglWQ#/registration

The EDD encourages applicants to submit a Notice of Intent to apply by April 5, 2024, at noon to WSBSFP3@edd.ca.gov. To view this SFP, visit the EDD Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals webpage.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Individuals are not eligible to apply. Applicants must reside in the US but do not need to reside in California; however, they must have demonstrated capacity to provide technical assistance in California. In their proposals, applicants must demonstrate that they have relevant experience and demonstrated expertise in provision of services to farmworker, Limited English Proficient (LEP), low-wage worker, or immigrant communities.

Eligible Geographies:

This grant will support the twelve organizations in the service counties listed below that were awared program grants under the FAP PY 23-24 SFP.

Fresno, Merced, Tulare, Madera, Kings, Kern, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Joaquin, Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Yolo, Ventura.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Leveraged funds are not required for this project, but applicants are encouraged to maximize impact by leveraging other resources. These may include funds, human capital, and other resources from various sources, such as businesses, industry associations, labor organizations, and government programs. Leveraged funds and in-kind resources must be consistent with allowable project activities and may be used by the awarded subrecipient.

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.
05/31/24
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
03/30/24-06/01/26

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$1,000,000
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
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.
$1,000,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
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 California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), announces the availability of up to $1 million from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Governor’s Discretionary Fund for the FAP TA DE PY 23-24.  

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 will contact the subrecipients to finalize the contract details. The EDD may request that the contracts incorporate changes to the original project proposals. After all, exhibits are finalized, the awardee 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.  The contracting process could take up to 5 to 6 months.

How to Apply

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

Resources

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