ETPF Technical Assistance SFP – PY 22-23

Workforce Services Information Notice

Issued: December 6, 2022

The Employment Development Department (EDD), in coordination with California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, announces the availability of up to $1.6 million in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Governor’s Discretionary Funds for an Equity Target Population Fund (ETPF) Technical Assistance (TA) Program Year 2022-23 (PY 22-23) Solicitation for Proposals (SFP).

The purpose of the ETPF TA PY 22-23 initiative is to increase equity and employment opportunities for underserved populations by providing TA services to the ETPF PY 22-23 and the Equity Special Populations PY 22-22 program awardees that will drive innovations and systems change. The TA provider will assist program awardees with the continued development and refinement of projects that accelerate employment strategies for those populations targeted by the grant experiencing significant barriers to employment. These funds will create communities of practice and provide continuous support to address project challenges and improvements for project success.

Eligible applicants must be organizations that possess the capacity, relationships, and expertise to deliver TA services statewide. Proposals will be accepted from non-profit organizations, foundations, and philanthropies; education and training providers; institutions of higher education or consortium of institutions of higher education; community-based organizations; business-related non-profit organizations; labor organizations; and workforce intermediaries.

Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2022. An informational webinar will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at 2 p.m. PT. Pre-registration is required. For registration information, email a request to by December 19, 2022. The EDD encourages potential applicants to submit a notice of intent to apply by December 29, 2022, at 12 noon PT, to To view this SFP, visit the EDD Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals webpage.

Federal Funding Disclosure: The Equity Target Population Fund Technical Assistance Grant Program is funded by a grant award totaling $1,600,000 (100%) from the U.S. Department of Labor, with $0 (0%) financed from non-federal sources.

/s/ Kimberlee Meyer, Chief
Central Office Workforce Services Division