Solicitation for Proposals – State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity and Innovation Grant

The Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) is soliciting proposals from Regional Local Workforce Development Boards and Apprenticeship Program Sponsors to develop new apprenticeship programs 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.

Funds Available:

  • Availability of approximately $7.3 million to fund multiple grants
  • Grants not to exceed $4,800 per apprentice, ranging from $240,000 to $2,500,000

All inquiries and proposals must be submitted by the dates listed in the box below.

Action Dates

Questions due

Feb 14, 2022

Informational teleconference

Feb 28, 2022

Notice of intent due

March 1, 2022

Proposals due

March 30, 2022

Grant recipients announced

April 25, 2022

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

For more details, please see the Solicitation for Proposals here:

January 2022