Businesses that are impacted by the PFL program will have increased costs such as: training and upskilling existing staff to cover the duties of the employee on PFL, hiring and training additional staff to cover the duties of the employee on PFL, and the marketing, recruitment, and training costs to cover these activities.
The California Employment Training Panel (ETP) and the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), announces the availability of up to $1,000,000 in California State General Fund dollars, for Multiple Employer organizations to outreach to California’s small businesses impacted by the Paid Family Leave Program, in order to help offset the costs incurred when training employees to cover the duties of the individual utilizing Paid Family Leave (PFL).
The PFL SB Grant will provide to California’s small businesses equal to or between 100–51 employees a payment of $1,000 and a payment of $2,000 to small businesses less than or equal to 50 for each employee who is utilizing the PFL Program, to help offset the costs involved with training other employees to cover the duties of this individual on PFL leave.
ETP PFL SB Grant will be open to Multiple Employer Contractors (MECs) who can demonstrate a strong pre-existing relationship with CA small businesses. For example, Chambers of Commerce, Community Colleges, and Professional/Trade Organizations. Standard ETP eligibility criteria will apply.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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