High Road Training Partnerships: Resilient Workforce Fund Program

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The California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) is pleased to announce a rolling fund to advance a field of practice that simultaneously addresses urgent questions of income inequality, economic competitiveness, and climate change through regional skills strategies designed to support economically and environmentally resilient communities across the state. 


The CWDB understands long-term, low-wage work is a significant problem for the future of California and seeks to build systems to promote access and advancement to better-paying jobs. This initiative will continue to tackle this issue by focusing on industry as an organizing principle, and building partnerships that develop skills employers need in ways that secure stronger economic opportunities for low-income workers.


Furthermore, mitigating or adapting to climate disruption and environmental threat requires skill shifts not only through transportation, construction, and energy, but also in sectors such as healthcare, hospitality, information technology, and emergency services.


Investments in a skilled workforce promote energy, water, and fuel efficiency, build and capture the value of low-carbon technology, and support healthy, economically resilient communities. This requires intentional, strategic, workforce development driven by collaborative regional training partnerships serving multiple employers in key industries.


To learn more about High Road Training Partnerships, visit the HRTP Initiative webpage. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Individual
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to:

Industry-based training providersIndustry-based intermediaries including 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 intermediaries

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Quarterly Basis
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3 Years

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Funding Source Notes:

High Road Training Partnerships are supported by the CWDB in coordination with the Labor and Workforce Development Agency with various state fund allocations annually. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and to any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
1-916-657-1440, HRTP@cwdb.ca.gov