US DOL California State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity, and Innovation Grant (SAEEI)

Portal ID:
9014
Status:
Closed
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) are announcing the availability of approximately $7.3 million in funds to expand apprenticeship in California.  The grant focuses on creating equitable registered apprenticeship programs for women, veterans, justice-involved, youth, people with disabilities, communities of color and unemployed individuals who were impacted by COVID-19. 

 

 

 

 

Description:

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), on behalf of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), announces the availability of approximately $7.3 million in funds for the State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity, and Innovation Grant (SAEEI) Gran. The SAEEI grant is awarded to design, develop, and implement projects that support and accelerate the creation of new or the expansion of existing Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs) for women, veterans, justice-involved, youth, people with disabilities, communities of color, and unemployed individuals impacted by COVID-19. The RAP model provides unemployed Californians with the opportunity to earn industry-recognized credentials that pave the way to living-wage jobs that stabilize California’s local economies.

The grant funds will support projects that increase access for target populations, align WIOA programs, implement co-enrollment strategies, braiding other program funding, provide supportive services, and create onramps to career pathways for California’s women, veterans, justice-involved, youth, people with disabilities, communities of color, and dislocated workers including those impacted by COVID-19. The selected projects are required to work in collaboration with:

·       Local Workforce Development Board (WDB)

·       Employer/Organization/Industry Partner

·       Local Education Agency (LEA)/Academic Partner

·       Local/Regional Community Based Organizations (CBO)

 

A total of $7,296,000.00 in the SAEEI Grant Funds are available through this grant. An estimated minimum of four awards ranging from $240,000 to $2,500,000 million will be awarded to each successful applicant. The Grants will not exceed $4,800 per Apprentice and projects must be completed by June 30, 2025.

Grant recipients will receive a reimbursement of up to 25% of the overall award to be used for start-up costs.  The remaining 75% sub-grant reimbursement will be disbursed through a pay-for-performance model to recipients after a 90-day retention of employment and registration.

The state expects that the performance period for participating projects funded under this SAEEI Grant will be from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025. No obligation or commitment of funds will be allowed before or beyond the grant period of performance.

The DAS can develop a more efficient process for reviewing and evaluating applications if there is knowledge of the number of entities that intend to apply for funding under this competition. Each potential applicant is strongly encouraged to notify the DAS of its intent to apply by sending a brief email message with the applicant organization’s name and address to DASGrantUnit@dir.ca.gov address with “Intent to Apply” in the email subject line by March 1, 2022. Applicants that do not provide this email notification may still apply for funding.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

The Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) is soliciting proposals from Regional Workforce Development Boards (WDB) and Apprenticeship Program Sponsors (APS) to develop new apprenticeship programs or expand on existing apprenticeship programs that work to create opportunities for underserved communities.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
4/25/2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
7/1/2022-6/30/2022

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$7,296,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$240,000 – $2,500,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • Federal

Funding Source Notes:

Department of Labor State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity, and Innovation Grant (SAEEI) Program Year (PY) 2021-25

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
1-415-730-4344, DASGrantUnit@dir.ca.gov