ELL IET Fund TA and Developmental Evaluation SFP – PY 22-23

Workforce Services Information Notice                                                         


Issued: November 2, 2023

The Employment Development Department (EDD), in coordination with the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), announces the availability of up to $1 million in California state general funds appropriated by Senate Bill (SB 178), the 2022 State Fiscal Year budget, for Technical Assistance (TA) and Developmental Evaluation (DE) of the English Language Learner (ELL) Integrated Education and Training (IET) Fund. The ELL IET Fund TA DE awardee will be responsible for providing meaningful TA to ELL IET Fund PY 22-23 program awardees as they design, develop, and implement projects that expand IET course offerings across the state and accelerate employment and re-employment strategies for English Language Learners; and for conducting an evaluation that summarizes lessons learned and makes recommendations for future projects.

The ELL IET Fund TA DE PY 22-23 grant aims to increase equity and improve outcomes for ELLs facing significant barriers to employment and education by providing necessary guidance and support to program awardees in their development of successful ELL IET programs.  Applicants are expected to base their overall approach on the Integrated Education and Training (IET) model and advance the work being done in this space.

Applicants for the ELL IET Fund TA DE must be organizations with the capacity, relationships, and expertise to deliver the necessary TA services statewide. Proposals will be accepted from non-profit organizations, labor organizations, community colleges, adult education providers, workforce boards, and education and training providers. Applicants may collaborate with partners or form a team to provide the full scope of TA DE services for the ELL IET Fund. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. on December 11, 2023. An informational webinar will be held on November 16, 2023, at 10 a.m. PT. Pre-registration is required. Please register through the Webinar Registration page by November 16, 2023 by 9.am PT. The EDD encourages applicants to submit a Notice of Intent to apply by November 22, 2023, at 12 noon to WSBSFP1@edd.ca.gov. To view this SFP, visit the EDD Workforce Development Solicitations for Proposals webpage.

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