Workforce Accelerator Fund 10.0

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Closed (65 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
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The California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) and the Employment Development Department (EDD) are pleased to announce the availability of up to $10.4 million in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds to design, develop, and implement projects that accelerate employment and re-employment strategies for California job seekers through the Workforce Accelerator Fund 10 WAF 10.0) grant program.



The Workforce Accelerator Fund 10.0 is supported by the CWDB in coordination with EDD with Department of Labor funding totaling $10,400,000. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and to any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.

As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis that fell hardest on the most vulnerable workers and communities, Accelerator 10 seeks to fund innovative approaches to improve job quality, create upward mobility, and bridge workforce programs to quality jobs for workers from disadvantaged or low-income communities in a continuing effort to build a better California for All.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Individual
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Matching Funding Requirement:

100% funding match requirement, except for Technical Assistance funds.

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.
March 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
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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.
  • Other

Funding Source Notes:

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 15% Discretionary Fund

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).
  • Other

Funding Method Notes:

Subgrant/Draw down

How to Apply

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


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