Funding Opportunities

Current Funding Opportunities General Resources and Databases

Workforce Training and Education

Time to Learn: Attend spring conferences for FREE from the WpLRC
The Workplace Learning Resource Initiative and the Economic and Workforce Development Program of the California Community Colleges are pleased to provide full-time faculty the chance to attend a Basic Skills or Workforce Development conference this Spring for FREE. California Community College full-time faculty members have the opportunity to receive up to $900 reimbursed by the Workplace Learning Resource Initiative when attending a Basic Skills or Workforce Development conference. To learn more visit

Employment and Training Administration $10 Million Energy & Construction Grant
Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Announces Grant Funds to Support Regional Approaches to Meet Workforce Challenges in Energy Sector and Address Shortage of Construction and Trade Workers

Under the President's High Growth Job Training Initiative (HGJTI), the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has announced the availability of approximately $10 million in grant funds for high-impact
regional approaches to meet the workforce challenges of the energy industry and/or address the shortage of construction and skilled trade workers needed to maintain and expand the energy industry
infrastructure. Anticipated average individual awards of $500,000 to $1 million.

The closing date for receipt of applications is March 25, 2008.

Economic Development and Trade Adjustment Assistance Program
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) funds projects to benefit areas and regions experiencing or threatened with substantial economic distress.

Foster Care to Independence Grants; Community Reconciliation Grants
The Andrus Family Fund supports programs that help youth successfully sustain an independent life after foster care by paying attention to transition.

Surdna Foundation
Grants for community-based organizations and for youth projects.

Sun Microsystems Foundation
Awards grants of Sun technology and services to schools and nonprofit, charitable organizations to increase participation of under represented populations in technology courses and careers.

U.S. Department of Education: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education-Comprehensive Program
This program supports and disseminates innovative models for improving the quality of postsecondary education and increasing student access.

Jewish Community Foundation: Cutting Edge Grants Initiative
The Foundation is requesting proposals in the form of concept papers for single- or multi-year, cutting edge programs that address important, demonstrable needs in the Los Angeles Jewish Community. Awards up to $250,000.

Regional Innovation Grants TEGL 16-03, Change 5
The Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration will award Regional Innovation Grants to state workforce agencies and local WIBs to initiate comprehensive, sustainable, and integrated regional planning using the Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) conceptual framework.

General Grant Information and Databases

OTAN: The Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
In the Educational Grants area, you will find information about funding opportunities available to adult education service providers and educators. is an excellent source to find and apply for federal government grants.

National Fund for Workforce Solutions
This fund was created by three foundations—the Ford, Annie E. Casey, and Hitachi Foundations—to strengthen and expand workforce partnerships across the nation.

Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) awards millions of dollars in grants and contracts each year.

Foundation Directory Online
The Foundation Directory Online is the premier grant seeking database on the web, developed by the Foundation Center, a national nonprofit service organization, and philanthropy's information hub.

GrantWatch currently lists grant opportunities made available from the Department of Labor, Housing & Urban Development, Education, Justice and

HHS Grant Information Resources
This site provides information about the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants, including grant process, grant information sources, and principal granting agencies.

Department of Labor Funds in California Local Areas This site lists Department of Labor grants in California Local Workforce Investment Areas.