High Road Training Partnership Resilient Workforce Program (RWP)- Round 3

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This evolution informs the HRTP Resilient Workforce Program (RWP). HRTP RWP aims to achieve the HRTP Initiative's objectives by funding training partnerships that increase access to quality jobs for workers from disadvantaged and underrepresented communities and to create advancement for incumbent workers already employed by high road employers.


California and CWDB is committed to strengthening the 'High Road' economy. The High Road vision consists of four elements:

·Design quality jobs. Job quality refers to jobs that pay at or above local or regional living wages, provide health and retirement benefits, create safe working conditions, establish fair and predictable scheduling practices, include worker voice and agency, and ensure career advancement opportunities are equitable and transparent.

·Ensure equity for workers. Equity ensures that gender, race, ethnicity, or other demographic characteristics do not affect access to and/or advancement in quality jobs. Equity within the context of High Road means economic equity and therefore requires close attention to job quality.

·Amplify worker voice. Worker voice refers to creating opportunities for workers to participate in decisions that affect their livelihoods. These opportunities can occur through many types of structures, including, but not limited to labor unions, worker centers, labor-management partnerships, or other entities with a demonstrated history of providing consistent and independent worker voice that informs employer decision-making.

· Invest in environmental sustainability. Environmental sustainability refers to supporting efforts toward a carbon-neutral economy. Supporting these efforts requires giving special attention to industry sectors on the frontlines of the transition to a carbon-neutral economy (e.g., energy generation and distribution, buildings and construction, vehicle and components manufacturing, forestry services, and agriculture).

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible Fiscal Agents include, but are not limited to:

Training providersIndustry-based intermediaries or industry associationsLabor organizations and labor-management partnershipsCommunity-based organizations and non-profit organizationsCalifornia Department of Education – Local Educational AgenciesCalifornia Community College DistrictsCalifornia State Registered Apprenticeship ProgramsWorkforce intermediariesLocal workforce development boards

Matching Funding Requirement:

Leveraged/match funds are not required for the HRTP RWP grant. However, the CWDB encourages applicants to leverage cash or in-kind support for project activities.

Important Dates

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The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Up to 3 years

Funding Details

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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.

Available Funding Notes:

The CWDB and EDD reserve the option to extend grant periods within the term limits placed on the funding appropriation and with proven justification. The CWDB also reserves the right to adjust the total number, duration, and amount of each grant award, including allocating additional funds above the requested amounts.

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  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Funding requests must be clearly justified and outlined within the application's Narrative, Budget Summary, and Budget Narrative – including a breakdown of all costs within a line item and thorough descriptions provided under the Budget Narrative. The CWDB reserves the right to request additional information as needed. Funding requests must align with the funding ranges identified in the Project Types section of this document.

How to Apply

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


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