CERF Program Evaluation SFP – PY 22-23

Workforce Services Information Notice

Issued: November 7, 2022

The Employment Development Department (EDD) in collaboration with the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announces the availability of up to $3.75 million in the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) Program Evaluation, Program Year (PY) 2022-23 Solicitation for Proposals (SFP).

In collaboration with the CERF leadership team and the regional High Road Transition Collaboratives (HRTCs), the evaluator will lead the design and implementation of evaluating the planning and implementation phases of CERF. The implementation phase includes multiple rounds of implementation and a pilot phase. The evaluator is expected to serve as a learning partner and provide data-driven recommendations to inform the decisions of the CERF Inter-agency Leadership Team and the HRTCs.

Eligible applicants must be organizations that possess the capacity, relationships, and expertise to conduct evaluation services on a statewide scale. Demonstrated experience conducting similar evaluation is required. Proposals will be accepted from organizations such as the following:

  • Non-profit organizations, foundations, philanthropies, and research organizations 
  • Community-based organizations 
  • Institutions of higher education or consortiums of these institutions 
  • Education and Training Providers 
  • Business-related non-profit and for-profit organizations 
  • Labor organizations and workforce intermediaries

Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. An informational webinar will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Preregistration is required. For registration information, email a request to WSBCERF@edd.ca.gov by Monday, November 14, 2022. The EDD encourages applicants to submit a notice of intent to apply to WSBCERF@edd.ca.gov by noon on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. To view this SFP, visit the EDD Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals webpage.

Central Office Workforce Services Division