EMS Intermediary Grant Programs SFP – PY 22-23

Workforce Services Information Notice

Issued: March 28, 2023

The Employment Development Department (EDD), in coordination with the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), is pleased to announce the award of $7,934,375 from the State of California General Fund for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Intermediary Program Year 2022-23 Solicitation for Proposal (SFP). These funds will support the preliminary research and planning, development, and implementation of pilot EMS training programs.

The awarded organization will facilitate the development, implementation, and operations of emergency medical technician (EMT) recruitment and training programs across the State of California. The EMS Intermediary will accelerate the development of workforce development resources to populations throughout California that have historically faced significant barriers to employment and community services.

This SFP and the forthcoming Targeted EMS Corps program SFP aims to create innovative and accessible opportunities to recruit, train, hire, and advance an ethnically and culturally inclusive health and human services workforce with improved diversity and higher wages. These programs will increase the number of qualified EMTs in local healthcare economies, which will place participants in good quality jobs and careers, as well as strengthen the healthcare system against future potential public health catastrophes.

The EDD expects the performance period to be between 48 – 54 months. Information about the awardee and descriptions of their project is available on the EDD Workforce Development Solicitation for Proposals webpage.

If you have questions regarding the EMS Intermediary solicitation, please email WSBSFP1@edd.ca.gov.

Central Office Workforce Services Division