Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program SFP PY 20-21

Workforce Services Information Notice

Issued: October 22, 2020

The Employment Development Department, in coordination with the California Workforce Development Board and the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, announces the availability of up to $5 million in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds through the Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program Solicitation for Proposals (SFP).

The goal of this initiative is to promote the use of regional industry-sector strategies as the framework to help unemployed and underemployed veterans with significant barriers to employment transition from military careers to rewarding civilian employment. This year, there will be an additional focus on addressing the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizations that aim to serve veterans impacted by COVID-19 and/or that implement technology-enabled education and training to ensure safe participation in compliance with COVID-19 regulations are especially encouraged to apply.

Eligible applicants include public and private non-profit organizations, private for-profit organizations, Local Workforce Development Areas (Local Areas), education and training providers, non-Local Areas, and faith-based organizations. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Proposal applications must be received by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 before 3 p.m. PT.

Questions regarding the SFP will be accepted until October 29, 2020 and can be emailed to An informational teleconference will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 10 a.m. PT. For call-in information, please email a request to by 12 noon on Monday, November 2, 2020. To view this SFP, please visit the Workforce Development SFP webpage.

Central Office Workforce Services Division