The OYA Career Pathway Program for PY 23-24 grants will be 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 OYA 18-28 years of age.
The OYA Career Pathway Program for PY 23-24 grants will be 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 OYA 18-28 years of age. The OYA Career Pathway Program should position OYA 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. Projects will also provide investments for wrap-around support and services to increase the likelihood of program completion, employment outcomes, and career pathway advancement, including comprehensive case management with a trauma-informed lens.
This funding opportunity will aid in providing programs that center around providing critical services for these OYAs that will accelerate their movement into family-sustaining jobs. This program will allow the state to implement projects that utilize innovative, OYA-centered outreach and program strategies for OYAs and place them in living-wage jobs, and also develop culturally competent services and programs tailored to the needs of young people with barriers experiencing unemployment or underemployment informed by OYA voice through engagement that builds on the experience and perspective of OYA for program design and delivery.
Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. PT on February 5, 2024. An informational webinar will be held on January 11, 2024, at 10 a.m. PT. Pre-registration is required for all attendees. Refer to the EDD’s Workforce Development Solicitation for Proposals website for the preregistration link. Please register through the link by the 9 a.m. PST on January 11, 2024:
The EDD encourages applicants to submit a Notice of Intent to apply by January 19, 2024 at noon to WSBSFP3@edd.ca.gov. To view this SFP, visit the EDD Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals webpage
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Eligible applicants for the OYS Career Pathway Program SFP include non-profit organizations, labor unions, local governments, tribal governments, community colleges, local workforce boards, and education and training providers. Applicants, including collaborations among partners, must have demonstrated expertise in assisting OYA and in workforce development programs. Individuals may not apply.
Factors include but are not limited to communities with high crime or incarceration rates, high poverty rate, high underemployed or unemployment rates, and/or communities of color within each county. Some identified and suggested target regions include Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Francisco, Solano, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties based on each county's absolute or proportional number of OYAs.
Matching Funding Requirement:
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to leverage at least 20 percent of their budget with funds or services from other sources. The leverage needed for funds is based on the total grant funding requested. Applicants are encouraged to braid funds, leverage human capital, and utilize other resources to maximize the project's success.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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