P2E / (Prison to Employment)
The Corrections Workforce Partnership Agreement is intended to strengthen linkages between the state workforce and corrections systems in order to improve the process by which formerly incarcerated individuals reenter society and the labor force. The Prison to Employment Initiative was included in the Governor’s 2018 Budget proposal and includes $37 million over three budget years to operationalize integration of workforce and reentry services in the state’s 14 labor regions. The Monterey County Workforce Development Board received $1.2 million dollars of this funding.
National Dislocated Worker
SB1 / (Senate Bill 1)
The California Employment Development Department and the Labor & Workforce Development Agency have awarded $10 million to 42 Local Workforce Development Areas (Local Area). Governor Gavin Newsom announced this initiative to support California’s workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of these Local Areas have a unique plan to assist their communities with these funds, and they will use the emergency funds to provide supportive services to under-served populations, particularly participants in English Language Learners communities. The additional assistance funds will provide up to $800 per person for basic needs such as childcare, housing and utility assistance, and transportation costs. In addition, funding assistance for equipment needed for teleworking along with digital services for Wi-Fi access may be available for workers in some areas. The Monterey County Workforce Development Board received $90,000. from this grant