Wagner-Peyser Funds Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Solicitation For Proposal

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Closed (6 total applications submitted)
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  • Grant
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The purpose of the Wagner-Peyser 10 percent Governor’s Discretionary funds of $2,500,000 for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Program is to provide employment and training services to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. These funds will also ensure that services provided to deaf and hard of hearing individuals are at least equal to services received by non-deaf and non-hard of hearing individuals.


This Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program provides deaf and hard of hearing individuals with enhanced services and training in select America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) locations throughout California. The program will ensure effective communication and increased service opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing individuals by providing specialized counseling, interpretive services, job placement, follow-up services and advocacy, and specialized training to assist them in becoming job-ready. The program is also designed to assist job-ready deaf and hard of hearing individuals in obtaining and retaining unsubsidized employment. The program also intends that interpretive services be provided to enable these individuals to receive other EDD-related services.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Proposals will be accepted from public agencies or private non-profit corporations. Individuals are not eligible to apply. Applicants must clearly demonstrate their ability to provide services to the targeted population.


Eligible Geographies:

The EDD identified geographical areas where high concentrations of deaf and hard of hearing individuals reside. The EDD currently funds services in the geographical areas listed below and will give priority to programs and services in these areas to prevent and/or minimize disruption in services: Fresno, Los Angeles, Riverside/Rancho Cucamonga, Sacramento, San Diego/Oceanside, San Francisco/Bay Area, Santa Ana/Garden Grove.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
June 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
7/01/2022- 6/30/2023

Funding Details

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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 and State

Funding Source Notes:

Funds are governed by Wagner-Peyser 10 percent Governor’s Discretionary fund guidelines, state and federal directives, and the applicable uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements included in the appropriate circulars or rules of the Office of Management and Budget (WIOA Section 184[a][2] and [3]). The total funding is contingent upon federal funding being awarded to California and EDD Director approval.

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  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Funds are distributed to grantees through monthly expenditure invoice reimbursement. The monthly expenditure invoices must detail all expenses related to operating the DHH Program, along with source documentation for these expenditures.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Claudia Ochoa, 1-916-654-5857, wpsfp@edd.ca.gov