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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
The California Employment Development Department released $23 million through two National Dislocated Worker Grants to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic’s impact on California’s workforce. The two grants from the U.S. Department of Labor provide temporary jobs to 600 unemployed workers and employment and job-training services to 2,590 workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for disaster recovery will aid California’s response to COVID-19 by providing temporary employment opportunities to workers who are unemployed or underemployed as a result of the pandemic. Job opportunities include clean-up and sanitation of public spaces, as well as providing humanitarian aid. Employment and training services will be available to workers who are unlikely to return to work in their previous occupations. Services include training, subsidized employment, and job placement into in-demand occupations, especially those where there’s an increased need due to the impact of COVID-19. The Monterey County Workforce Development Board received $400,000. of this funding.
SB1 / (Senate Bill 1)
The California Workforce Development Board oversees initiatives to advance construction careers as a reliable pathway to the middle class for disadvantaged Californians. The High Road Construction Careers grant prioritizes partnerships that link local building and construction trades councils to workforce boards, community colleges, and community-based organizations, creating structured pathways to state-certified  apprenticeships in a variety of crafts. The Monterey County Workforce Development Board received $ 576,000. of this grant funded program.

 

Supportive Services

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

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