The Employment Development Department (EDD), in coordination with the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), announces the availability of up to $18 million from the State of California General Fund for the English Language Learner (ELL) Integrated Education and Training (IET) Fund Program Year (PY) 2022-23 Solicitation for Proposal (SFP).
The goal of this SFP is to support new or existing projects that incorporate an IET program model to prepare ELLs for in-demand, high quality jobs with sustainable wages. The grant focuses on utilizing sector-based strategies to develop new IET course offerings in partnership with employers and education providers, and utilizing documented best practices and evidence-based strategies to support ELLs with full wrap around services through their participation. Through this program, ELLs will obtain occupational skills for living wage jobs within in-demand industries in the project service areas.
Proposals will be accepted from community-based organizations, adult education providers, California Community College districts or colleges, other education or training providers, labor organizations and labor-management partnerships, workforce intermediaries, and local workforce development areas.
Individuals are not eligible to apply.
Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2023. An informational webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required for all participants. Please register through the Webinar Registration page by Tuesday, February 14, 2023. The EDD encourages applicants to submit a Notice of Intent to apply by February 22, 2023, at noon to WSBSFP2@edd.ca.gov. To view this SFP, visit the EDD Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals webpage.