State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity and Innovation Grant

The Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) solicited proposals from Workforce Development Boards and Apprenticeship Program Sponsors to develop new apprenticeship programs and/or expand on existing apprenticeship programs that work to create opportunities for underserved communities.

The grant focuses on creating equitable registered apprenticeship programs for women, veterans, justice-involved, youth, people with disabilities, communities of color and unemployed individuals who were impacted by COVID-19.

In July 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded DAS with the State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity and Innovation grant to create apprenticeship pathways within the local workforce ecosystem. In May 2022 DAS selected six grant awardees to receive the State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity and Innovation grant to create these apprenticeship pathways.

The awardees include the following:
Applicants Occupations Region Amount Number of Apprentices Funded
Inland Empire Designing Equitable Apprenticeships (IEDEA)  IT & Cybersecurity, Health Care, Transit, Manufacturing, Civil Service  Inland Empire $1,824,000 380
Workforce Development Apprenticeship Program - Workforce Development Board Kern, Inyo & Mono  Workforce Development CWA  Central Valley, Bay Area, Los Angeles and Kern  $640,000  133
South Bay WIB 

Bio-Manufacturing, Healthcare, IT, Arts/Media/Entertainment, Energy/Climate 

Los Angeles, Bay Area and Central Valley  $2 Million 417
Statewide Expansion of Early Care & Education Registered Apprenticeship Programs (ECEPTS)  Early Childhood Education, Teachers, Home Visitor/Paraprofessional  Los Angeles, Bay Area and Central Valley  $592,000 123
Jumpstart San Luis Obispo Partners  IT, Professional Services, Early Childhood Education, Advanced Manufacturing  Central Coast  $2 million 380
P4E  EMT & Paramedic  Bay Area  $240,000 50 

Anticipated performance period for participating projects funded under this SFP will be from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025.

Questions? For more information, please email: DASGrantUnit@dir.ca.gov

February 2022