California Apprenticeship Council (CAC) Training Funds

Contractors who are awarded public works contracts must make training fund contributions in the amount established in the prevailing wage rate publication for journeypersons and apprentices per California Labor Code §1777.5. This nominal fee contributes to the assurance that new apprentices coming into the craft will be guaranteed the highest level of training and as skilled craftsmen retire, the trade will survive.

Each fiscal year, the California Apprenticeship Council solicits grant applications for distribution of the training fund contributions, less expenses, to approved multi-employer apprenticeship programs who serve the same craft or trade and geographical area as the training contributions made. These grants will be distributed in accordance with California Labor Code §1777.5, subdivision (m).

Programs applying for this grant must keep adequate records, such as invoices, receipts, canceled checks, etc., documenting the expenditure of grant funds and to make all records available to the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) to verify that grant funds were used solely for training apprentices.


Applications open: July 2023  
Applications close: September 1, 2023 

Submit applications for training fund grants open once per year.

2022-2023 application cycle open.

Funding Details

Type of funding: Formula

Estimated total funding: Dependent on contributions

Award amount: Dependent on contributions



More Information

Eligible entities: DAS registered Multi-employer Programs in the Building & Construction Trades
Link to apply:

2023 Grant Announcement and Instructions

2023 Grant Application

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Sector: Building & Construction

Target population:
Distribute contributions by making grants to approved apprenticeship programs for the purpose of training apprentices.

Required partners:

July 2023