Opportunity Young Adult (OYA) Career Pathway Program, Evaluation and Technical Assistance (ETA) Solicitation for Proposals for Program Year 2024-25 (PY 24-25)

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The OYA ETA PY 24-25 awardee will assist the OYA Career Pathway Program PY 23-24 "OYACPP awardees" with the continued support to design and implement projects that focus on creating pathways to success that test and demonstrate program strategies to improve employment outcomes and reduce persistent economic inequities for OYAs 18-28 years of age.   


The EDD, on behalf of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), announces the availability of up to $1.7 million from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Governor’s Discretionary Fund for the Opportunity Young Adults (OYA) Career Pathway Program Evaluation and Technical Assistance (ETA) for Program Year 2024-25 (PY 24-25) Solicitation for Proposals (SFP).

The OYA ETA awardee will provide the needed support to the OYA programs that will position OYA’s with access to good-quality jobs, including jobs that pay family-sustaining wages, offer benefits, have predictable hours, opportunities for career advancement, and provide a worker voice. Also assist programs in effectively providing wrap-around support and services to increase the likelihood of program participant completion, employment outcomes, and career pathway advancement, including comprehensive case management with a trauma-informed lens. All of which will expand workforce opportunities for OYAs in accordance with the goals of the OYA Career Pathway Program PY 23-24.   

The OYA ETA PY 24-25 grant seeks to fund best practices to accelerate employment into good-quality jobs in health, infrastructure, agriculture, manufacturing, and explicitly emphasizing public sector career pathways. Competitive programs will develop innovative employment strategies for the target populations by combining targeted industry sector training and education with trauma informed and tailored wrap-around services. Programs will guide OYAs into sustainable career paths with a trajectory toward upward mobility. Particular attention will be devoted to expanding registered apprenticeships and work-based learning opportunities, and developing other education and training alternatives to the traditional college degree to prepare OYAs for quality employment in growing industries and provide good-quality jobs that offer living wages, benefits, and opportunities for advancement.  

Applicants for the OYA ETA PY 24-25 grant must be organizations with the capacity, relationships, and expertise to deliver the necessary ETA services to OYACPP awardees across the state. Proposals will be accepted from Community Colleges, Adult Education Providers, Education and Training Providers, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Non-Profit Organizations, Labor Organizations, and Workforce Intermediaries.

Applicants are to submit a complete application package with all required elements to WSBSFPGrants@edd.ca.gov by 3 p.m. PST on October 22nd, 2024. An informational webinar will be held on October 8th, 2024, at 10 a.m. PST.  Pre-registration is required for all attendees. Refer to the EDD's Workforce Development Solicitation for Proposals website listed.

The EDD encourages applicants to submit a Notice of Intent to apply by October 14th, 2024, at noon to WSBSFPGrants@edd.ca.gov. To view the Solicitation for Proposal, visit:


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 OYAs as outlined in the SFP.

Eligible Geographies:

This grant will support the organizations that were awarded program grants under OYACPP PY 23-24 in the service of the following counties:

Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara, 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.

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Funding Source Notes:

The EDD, on behalf of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, announces the availability of up to $1.7 million from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act,  Governor’s Discretionary Fund for OYA ETA PY 24-25 Solicitation for Proposals.

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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.


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