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California Apprenticeship Initiative-Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Grant Program April 2022 Submission

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is pleased to announce the release of the California Apprenticeship Initiative: New and Innovative (CAI: N&I) grant Program Apprenticeship and Pre-apprenticeship April 2022 Request for Applications (RFA). Applicants may respond to this RFA with: one or more proposals for pre-apprenticeship programs, one or more proposals for apprenticeship programs, or one or more separate proposals for both pre-apprenticeship programs and apprenticeship programs. 

Application Information: 
The CAI N&I Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Grant RFA Instructions, application requirements, and other materials are available online and may be accessed at the follow web address: 
https://lnkd.in/gMbTcFm5

If you have questions, please contact Sean McCobb via email at apprenticeship@cccco.edu

For more information visit: https://lnkd.in/gMbTcFm5

Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 29th, 2022 in NOVA.


Solicitation for Proposals – State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity and Innovation Grant

The Department of Industrial Relations and the Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) is soliciting proposals from Workforce Development Boards and Apprenticeship Program Sponsors to develop new apprenticeship programs or expand on existing apprenticeship programs that work to create opportunities for underserved communities. For qualified workforce investment boards, up to $7,296,000 million in funds from the State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity, and Innovation grant are available. 

Selected programs 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)

Key dates: 

  • February 14, 2022 – Questions Due
  • February 28, 2022 – Informational Teleconference
  • March 1, 2022 – Notice of Intent due
  • March 30, 2022 – Proposals Due

The anticipated performance period for participating projects funded under this SFP will be from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

For more information on the Solicitation for Proposal, please see their website: https://www.dir.ca.gov/DAS/Grants/Grants.html  

Questions? please email: DASGrantUnit@dir.ca.gov


California Apprenticeship Initiative – Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Grant Program

As part of the California Community Colleges ongoing efforts to meet the State’s need for an educated and skilled workforce, and to promote economic recovery and equity in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chancellor’s Office is pleased to announce the availability of Proposition 98 funds for the California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Grant Programs. The CAI seeks to support the creation of pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs in non-traditional, emerging, and innovative sectors, and to increase the accessibility of sustainable high-wage jobs for individuals from historically marginalized and underserved backgrounds. This RFA establishes requirements for both the CAI Pre-Apprenticeship Grant Program and the CAI Apprenticeship Grant Program. Applicants may respond to this RFA with: proposals for pre-apprenticeship programs, proposals for apprenticeship programs, or separate proposals for both pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.

Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, December 17, 2021 in NOVA.

To learn more about this grant opportunity, please visit: https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Files/Workforce-and-Economic-Development/RFA-PRE-APPRANTICESHIP-APPRANTICESHIP/cai-rfa-final-8-19-2021-a11y.pdf