ETPF Grant Programs SFP – PY 22-23

Workforce Services Information Notice

Issued: November 3, 2022
Revised: December 9, 2022

The Employment Development Department (EDD), on behalf of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, announces the availability of up to $8 million in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Governor’s discretionary funds for an Equity Target Population Fund (ETPF) Solicitation for Proposals (SFP).

This initiative aims to support innovative projects that accelerate equity in employment and develop employment strategies for populations that face significant barriers to employment. Applicants to the ETPF program may propose to serve one or more of the following special populations: disconnected young adults, justice-involved individuals, people with disabilities, and veterans. These funds will support projects that build meaningful and sustainable industry investment and partnerships, provide work-based learning opportunities, increase equitable access to quality jobs, leverage other program funding, and provide wrap-around services that are tailored to address the equity needs for California’s most vulnerable populations that will put them on a path towards a quality job.  

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

Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. An informational webinar will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required. For registration information, email a request to by November 29, 2022. The EDD encourages applicants to submit a notice of intent to apply by 12 noon on December 12, 2022, to To view this SFP, visit the EDD Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals webpage


Central Office Workforce Services Division


Federal Funding Disclosure: This Equity Target Population Fund Grant Program is funded by a grant award totaling $8,000,000 (100%) from the U.S. Department of Labor, with $0 (0%) financed from non-federal sources.