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BETTER TOGETHER. Aligning Resources and Partners in CA Regions. Objectives Your ETA Team. Understand the Breadth of ETA Workforce Funding in CA Think Through Opportunities for the Board to Look Broader Connect the Job-Driven Work of CA’s Boards to National Vision.

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Aligning Resources and Partners in CA Regions

Objectives your eta team

Objectives Your ETA Team

  • Understand the Breadth of ETA Workforce Funding in CA

  • Think Through Opportunities for the Board to Look Broader

  • Connect the Job-Driven Work of CA’s Boards to National Vision

  • Carol Padovan – Federal Project Officer, CA’s Workforce System

  • Jeffrey Chism – Federal Project Officer, Discretionary Grants

  • Bryan Rogers – Regional Director, State Systems

National vision

National Vision

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Job-Driven Workforce Solutions

Organize Community Resources

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Focal Areas

  • Re-Employment/Long-Term Unemployed

  • Innovation in Services, Maximized Flexibility

  • Veterans, Disconnected Youth, Vulnerable Populations

  • Credentials & Career Pathways

  • Industry-Sector Alignment

  • Federal and other Partners

Region 6 priorities

Region 6 Priorities

Strategic investment alignment

Strategic Investment & Alignment

Aligned performance management measurements

Aligned Performance Management Measurements

Customer centric service re design

Customer-Centric Service (Re)Design

Building of the field

Building of the Field

Eta resources in california

ETA Resources in California

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Formula and Discretionary Resources


  • Workforce Investment Act Youth$119,122,833

  • Workforce Investment Act Adult$114,152,207

  • Workforce Investment Act DW$157,376,202

  • Wagner-Peyser$ 79,586,271

  • Labor Market Information$ 2,512,037

$472,749,550 Formula PY14

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Formula and Discretionary Resources

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Discretionary Investment Areas

  • Re-Employment/Long-Term Unemployed

  • At-Risk Youth

  • Ex-Offenders

  • Innovation in Service Design

  • Community College Curriculum/High-Growth Credent.

  • Apprenticeship

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TAACCCT – Round 4

  • Grant Purpose

  • Build community college capacity to provide accessible training programs

  • Increase attainment of industry recognized credentials in high growth industries

  • Innovate design/delivery of instruction that leads to improved outcomes

  • Details

  • $450M;  All States; Single Institutions up to $2.5M; Consortia up to $15M

  • Closes July 7; Issued April 16

  • Eligible Applicants: Community Colleges

  • Required Program Collaboration with System:Engage and collaborate with LWIBs, AJC’s, State agencies that administer TAA, other WIA required AJC partners”

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Face Forward 2

  • Grant Purpose

  • Improve workforce outcomes of court-involved youth 14-24yo

  • Attainment of education and industry-recognized credentials

  • Use of career pathways

  • Juvenile justice strategies for diversion and record expungement

  • Details

  • $44M;  4 grants of $5M; approx. 16 grants up to $1.5M; up to 39-month projects

  • Closes May 2; Issued March 13

  • Eligible Applicants: CBO or FBO with 501(c)3 status

  • Required Program Collaboration with AJCs or Local WIBs

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H-1B Ready-to-Work

  • Grant Purpose / Focal Points

  • Support high-performing job-driven partnerships

  • Re-employ long-term unemployed workers

  • Work-Based Training That Enables Earning While Learning

  • Specialized services leading to rapid employment in occupations/industries for which employers use H-1B visas to hire foreign workers.

  • Details

  • $150M;  20-30 Awards from $3M - $10M; up to 48-month projects

  • Closes June 19; Issued February 19

  • Eligible Applicants: Public and Private Partnerships

  • Required Program Collaboration with: Workforce System, Training Providers, Businesses and Non-Profit Business Intermediaries

Resource alignment

Resource Alignment

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Connecting Investments: System Roles

  • Positioned work that leverages the system towards solutions and community advancement

  • Strategic partnerships

  • Collaborative funding/design

  • Greater systems approach

  • Effective structure

  • Grant management

  • Outcomes

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Connecting Investments: Leveraged $

  • Aloha: 6/40

  • SF Healthcare

  • Lean State

  • Functional Alignment

  • Co-Enrollment

  • Hawaii example

  • Bay Area Health Care

  • Central Vly

  • Oregon

  • WA

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  • Connecting Investments: CA Waivers

  • Customized Training and OJT sliding scale

    • Up to 90% covered by WIA funds; private or public employers

    • Could be used for layoff aversion activities

  • Rapid Response and Local Funds for Incumbent Worker Training as Layoff Aversion

  • Summer Youth Program waivers

    • Allows co-enrollment with TANF funds

    • Work Readiness as only credential; design framework flexibility

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  • Connecting Investments: CA Waivers

  • Other waivers may be applied for

    • Only a handful of requirements may not be waived.

  • Review the Database


  • TEGL 2609, Change 1

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  • Connecting Investments: Policy Flexibility

  • Appropriations Act

    • Permits contracting for cohort training with eligible providers

    • In place since 2010

  • Check Your Policies

    • “Accidental Inflexibility” leading to less opportunity

    • EDD Regional Advisors and ETA’s Carol Padovan as resources

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  • Join Us for More Learning

  • Region 6 Targeted Technical Assistance

  • Three Series of Webinars

    • Strengthening Customer Service Design

    • State and Local/Regional Alignment

    • Strengthening Workforce Systems Capacity

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