Regional Equity and Recovery Partnerships

While California’s economy is rebounding as employers continue to expand their payrolls and put Californians back to work, the job recovery has not been evenly distributed or equitable across all communities. While we continue to see improvements in the economy, it is important that we build back a strong, resilient economy that is equitable and values working people.

The state’s two largest workforce development systems, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency are implementing an aggressive, new effort to shift how these agencies work collaboratively to create a workforce and jobs recovery with equity strategy. The primary objectives are to create quality jobs, preparing Californians for those jobs, ensuring access for those too often left behind, and supporting employers who are investing in their workforce.

The strategies include, but are not limited to interventions that:

  • Improve job quality and job access, including for women and people from underserved and underrepresented populations.
  • Meet the skill and profitability needs of employers.
  • Meet the economic, social, and environmental needs of the community.

Funding Opportunity

The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency in partnership with the California Workforce Development Investment Board announced $24,050,000 in competitive grants to fund Regional Equity and Recovery Partnerships (RERP) between Local Workforce Development Boards and Community College Regional Consortia.

Details of the grant announcement can be found here: https://cwdb.ca.gov/regional-equity-and-recovery-partnerships-grant-request-for-applications/

Applications Due

Friday, May 6, 2022, 3:00 PM (PST)

Award Announcement*

June 2022

Grant Term*

December 1, 2022 through September 30, 2025

*Note: All dates after the final proposal submission deadline are approximate and may be adjusted as conditions dictate, without addendum to the RFA.