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PART 2. OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE [681 - 1620]

  ( Part 2 enacted 1872. )

TITLE 8. OF JUDGMENT AND EXECUTION [1191 - 1234.5]

  ( Title 8 enacted 1872. )

CHAPTER 4. Supervised Population Workforce Training Grant Program [1234 - 1234.5]
  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 383, Sec. 2. )

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For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

(a) “California Workforce Development Board” means the California Workforce Development Board established pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 14010) of Chapter 3 of Division 7 of the Unemployment Insurance Code.

(b) “Earn and learn” has the same meaning as in Section 14005 of the Unemployment Insurance Code.

(c) “Grant program” means the Supervised Population Workforce Training Grant Program.

(d) “Supervised population” means those persons who are on parole, probation, mandatory supervision, or postrelease community supervision and are supervised by, or are under the jurisdiction of, a county or the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 96, Sec. 13. (SB 106) Effective July 21, 2017. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 1234.5.)

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(a) This chapter establishes the Supervised Population Workforce Training Grant Program to be administered by the California Workforce Development Board.

(b) The grant program shall be developed and implemented in accordance with the criteria set forth in Section 1234.3. In developing the program, the California Workforce Development Board shall consult with public and private stakeholders, including local workforce development boards, local governments, and nonprofit community-based organizations that serve the supervised population.

(c) The grant program shall be funded, upon appropriation by the Legislature. Implementation of this program is contingent upon the director of the California Workforce Development Board notifying the Department of Finance that sufficient moneys have been appropriated for this specific grant program.

(d) The outcomes from the grant program shall be reported pursuant to Section 1234.4.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 100, Sec. 3. (AB 2061) Effective January 1, 2017. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 1234.5.)

1234.2.
  

The California Workforce Development Board is responsible for setting the policy of the grant program and any funding for the program shall be appropriated directly to the board. The board shall administer the grant program as follows:

(a) Develop criteria for the selection of grant recipients through a public application process, including, but not limited to, the rating and ranking of applications that meet the threshold criteria set forth in this section.

(b) Design the grant program application process to ensure all of the following occurs:

(1) Outreach and technical assistance is made available to eligible applicants, especially to small population and rural counties.

(2) Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Multiyear grants may be awarded.

(3) Small and rural counties are competitive in applying for funds.

(4) Applicants are encouraged to develop, pilot, or implement, or develop, pilot, and implement, evidence-based, best practices for serving the workforce development or training needs, or both development and training needs, of the supervised population.

(5) Nonprofit community-based organizations are competitive in applying for funds as the lead applicant or in partnership with other agencies and organizations.

(6) The workforce and training needs of one or both of the following are addressed:

(A) Individuals with some postsecondary education who can enter into programs and benefit from services that result in certifications, and placement on a middle skill career ladder.

(B) Individuals who require basic education, training, or earn and learn experience in order to obtain entry level jobs where there are opportunities for career advancement.

(7) Grants are allocated equitably among the grant partners based on services and activities provided in support of the success of participants.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 96, Sec. 14. (SB 106) Effective July 21, 2017. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 1234.5.)

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(a) Each application shall include a list of proposed partners and a partnership agreement outlining the actions each party agrees to undertake as part of the project proposed in the application. Partners may include a county or counties, one or more local workforce development boards, one or more community-based organizations that work directly with the supervised population, and any participating programs operated by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Partnerships shall be designated to effectively deliver the services specified in the grant so as to meet the needs of the supervised population.

(b) Each project proposed shall allocate grant funds that reflect the role each party plays in the proposed project.

(c) Eligible uses of grant funds include, but are not limited to, vocational training, stipends for trainees, and earn and learn opportunities for the supervised population. Supportive services and job readiness activities shall serve as bridge activities that lead to enrollment in employment or training programs, or both.

(d) Preference shall be awarded to applications for the following:

(1) An application that proposes matching funds, including, but not limited to, moneys committed by local workforce development boards, local governments, and private foundation funds for the express purpose of providing services to the supervised population.

(2) An application submitted by a partnership that currently administers or participates in a workforce training program for the supervised population.

(3) An application that proposes participation by one or more employers, including mission-driven social enterprises and nonprofit organizations with a track record of employing a workforce comprised of formerly incarcerated individuals, who have demonstrated interest in employing individuals in the supervised population, including, but not limited to, earn and learn opportunities and intent to hire individuals who have successfully completed the program.

(4) Applicants that use grant funds primarily to support the direct provision of workforce and training services to the supervised population.

(5) Applicants that propose projects that align with the California Workforce Development Board’s strategic plan, regional workforce plans, or local workforce development board plans.

(e) An application shall meet the following requirements:

(1) Set a specific purpose for the use of the grant funds that aligns with the services to be provided and the role of each partner, as well as provide the baseline criteria and metrics by which the overall success of the grant project can be evaluated.

(2) Define the specific subset or subsets of the supervised population, among the eligible supervised population that the grant money will serve.

(3) Define the industry sector or sectors in which the targeted supervised population will be prepared, including the current and projected workforce within the region for those jobs, the range of wage rates, and the training, education, and experience requirements within those industry sectors.

(4) Define the general methodology and training or employment preparation methods proposed to be used and explain the manner in which the progress of the targeted supervised population will be monitored during the grant period.

(5) As appropriate, provide for a partnership with a lead community-based organization with a track record of success in effectively serving the supervised population.

(f) As a condition of receiving funds, a grant recipient shall agree to provide information to the California Workforce Development Board in sufficient detail to allow the California Workforce Development Board to meet the reporting requirements in Section 1234.4.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 96, Sec. 15. (SB 106) Effective July 21, 2017. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 1234.5.)

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(a) On at least an annual basis, and upon completion of the grant period, grant recipients shall report to the California Workforce Development Board regarding their use of the funds and workforce training program outcomes.

(b) By January 1, 2018, the California Workforce Development Board shall submit a report to the Legislature using the reports from the grant recipients. The report shall contain all the following information:

(1) The overall success of the grant program, based on the goals and metrics set in the awarded grants.

(2) An evaluation of the effectiveness of the grant program based on the goals and metrics set in the awarded grants.

(3) In considering the overall success and effectiveness of the grant program, the report shall include a discussion of all of the following:

(A) The education and workforce readiness of the supervised population at the time individual participants entered the program and how this impacted the types of services needed and offered.

(B) Whether the programs aligned with the workforce needs of high-demand sectors of the state and regional economies.

(C) Whether there was an active job market for the skills being developed where the member of the supervised population was likely to be released.

(D) Whether the program increased the number of members of the supervised population that obtained a marketable and industry or apprenticeship board-recognized certification, credential, or degree.

(E) Whether the program led to employment in occupations with a livable wage.

(F) Whether the metrics used to evaluate the individual grants were sufficiently aligned with the objectives of the program.

(c) (1) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under subdivision (b) is inoperative on January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.

(2) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 96, Sec. 16. (SB 106) Effective July 21, 2017. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 1234.5.)

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This chapter shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2021, deletes or extends that date.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 383, Sec. 2. (AB 2060) Effective January 1, 2015. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, by its own provisions. Note: Repeal affects Chapter 4, commencing with Section 1234.)

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