Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Apply for Grants: $100M Youth CareerConnect; $5M Prop 39 Workforce; $25M AB86 Adult Ed Planning; $85M WIA Title II

Please be advised of the following grant opportunities.

Youth CareerConnect Grants - $100M Announcement

The US Department of Labor announced the availability of $100M to fund 25 to 40 multi-site entities in early 2014. The funding supports President Obama’s broader agenda to strengthen education to better prepare young people for college and careers.  These grants will be awarded to local education agencies, public or nonprofit local workforce entities, or nonprofits with education reform experience. All grantees will have to demonstrate a strong public/private partnership, and must include, at a minimum, a local education agency, a local workforce investment system entity, an employer and an institution of higher education.

Applicants are encouraged to reach out to employers, foundations and others in building their applications and leveraging the federal investment.  In addition, applicants must include at least one employer or consortium of employers for each selected high-growth H-1B industry or occupation in their proposed program model. The US DOL encourages collaboration with multiple employers and other organizations representing an industry sector, including existing industry sector partnerships, labor-management organizations, Registered Apprenticeship sponsors, or regional innovation clusters, to ensure that program participants will be prepared with the skills needed for the high-growth H-1B industry (ies) and occupation(s) identified within the targeted community. A 25% match of the grant award applies. Learn more »

Prop 39 Clean Energy Workforce Program - $5M Announcement
Coming Soon

This week, the Chancellor’s Office Division of Workforce & Economic Development plans the release of Requests for Applications for $5M in Proposition 39 funding to build the energy efficiency workforce. Five regional awards are anticipated. Grantees will focus on building and sustaining regional networks to prepare workforce for the energy sector and leverage assets at multiple colleges across a region to align and regionalize energy related curriculum. The RFA will be posted here when live.

AB86 Adult Ed Consortium Planning - $25M Announcement
Coming Soon

Anticipated in the next two weeks, the Chancellor's Office and the California Department of Education plan the release of funds for $25M in support of AB86. This is a noncompetitive grant for AB86 regional consortia made up of K-12 school districts and community college districts within the 72 community college district boundaries to develop plans to better serve the educational needs of adults.  The application will be posted here when live. Interested colleges should subscribe to the More on AB86 enewsletter at http://ab86.cccco.edu/.

WIA, Title II: Adult Education & Family Literacy Act - $85M Announcement

Workforce Investment Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Request for Applications (RFA) for 2014-15 are now available on the California Department of Education (CDE) Web site. Intent to Apply forms are due no later than December 16, 2013. This is a variable pay-for-performance reimbursable grant and applies to Adult Basic Education (ABE), high school subjects, English as a Second Language (ESL), citizenship, and English Literacy and Civics Education (EL Civics), thereby enabling adults to become employable, productive, and responsible citizens, workers, and family members.  Colleges with a strong interest in providing adult education should apply, since this grant has not previously been competitive.

California Career Pathway Trust - $250M Announcement
Coming Soon

In early January, the California Department of Education plans the release of its Request for Application for $250M in grants in support of Kindergarten through community college (K–14) career pathways programs. Grants will be one-time and competitive, available for the 2014–15 through the 2017–18 fiscal years. Community college districts will be eligible as fiscal agents. The URL is still yet undetermined.

Superintendent Torlakson announced three free workshops overviewing career pathways aligned to labor market needs; developing sustainable collaborations between education agencies and business; integrating academic and career-based learning aligned with high-need, high-growth and emerging regional economic sectors; and establishing effective work-based learning programs between educational agencies and businesses. RSVP via careerpathways@cde.ca.gov. If you cannot attend, the LA workshop will be recorded and posted to the Internet for viewing.

December 17th
1500 Capitol Avenue, Auditorium, Sacramento
9am - 3:30pm
December 18th
Clovis Veterans Memorial District, Auditorium,
808 4th Street, Clovis

9am - 3:30pm
December 19th
LA Area Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. Bixel Street, LA
9am - 3:30pm


Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor
Workforce & Economic Development Division
Chancellor’s Office, California Community Colleges
1102 Q Street, 4th floor executive offices, Sacramento, CA 95811
916-327-5492 or vtquinlivan@cccco.edu
For appointments, please contact Faye James:  916-323-4990 or fjames@cccco.edu.

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