Chapter 4. Supervised Population Workforce Training Grant Program of California Penal Code >> Title 8. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 4.
For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the
(a) "California Workforce Investment Board" or "State WIB" means
the California Workforce Investment Board established pursuant to
Article 1 (commencing with Section 14010) of Chapter 3 of Division 7
of the Unemployment Insurance Code.
(b) "Grant program" means the Supervised Population Workforce
Training Grant Program.
(c) "Supervised population" means those persons who are on
probation, mandatory supervision, or postrelease community
supervision and are supervised by, or are under the jurisdiction of,
(a) This chapter establishes the Supervised Population
Workforce Training Grant Program to be administered by the California
Workforce Investment 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 State WIB shall consult with public and
private stakeholders, including local workforce investment 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 State WIB notifying the Department of Finance that
sufficient moneys have been appropriated for this specific grant
(d) The outcomes from the grant program shall be reported pursuant
to Section 1234.4.
The State WIB shall administer the grant program as
(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
(2) Grants are awarded on a competitive basis.
(3) Small and rural counties are competitive in applying for
(4) Applicants are encouraged to develop evidence-based, best
practices for serving the workforce training and education needs of
the supervised population.
(5) The education 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 as well as training in
order to obtain entry level jobs where there are opportunities for
(a) The grant program shall be competitively awarded
through at least two rounds of funding, with the first phase of
funding being awarded on or before May 1, 2015.
(b) Each county is eligible to apply, and a single application may
include multiple counties applying jointly. Each application shall
include a partnership agreement between the county or counties and
one or more local workforce investment boards that outline the
actions each party agrees to undertake as part of the project
proposed in the application.
(c) At a minimum, each project proposed in the application shall
include a provision for an education and training assessment for each
individual of the supervised population who participates in the
project. The assessment may be undertaken by the applicant or by
another entity. A prior assessment of an individual may be used if,
in the determination of the State WIB, its results are accurate. The
State WIB may delegate the responsibility for determining the
sufficiency of a prior assessment to one or more local workforce
(d) Eligible uses of grant funds include, but are not limited to,
vocational training, stipends for trainees, and apprenticeship
opportunities for the supervised population. Supportive services and
job readiness activities shall serve as bridge activities that lead
to enrollment in long-term training programs.
(e) 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 investment
boards, local governments, and private foundation funds.
(2) An application submitted by a county that currently
administers or participates in a workforce training program for the
(3) An application that proposes participation by one or more
nonprofit community-based organizations that serve the supervised
(f) An application shall meet the following requirements:
(1) Set a specific purpose for the use of the grant funds, 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 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 trained, including the current and
projected workforce within the region for those jobs, the range of
wage rates, and the training and education requirements within those
(4) Define the general methodology and training methods proposed
to be used and explain the manner in which the progress of the
targeted supervised population will be monitored during the grant
(g) As a condition of receiving funds, a grant recipient shall
agree to provide information to the State WIB in sufficient detail to
allow the State WIB to meet the reporting requirements in Section
(a) On at least an annual basis, and upon completion of the
grant period, grant recipients shall report to the State WIB
regarding their use of the funds and workforce training program
(b) By January 1, 2018, the State WIB 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) A recommendation on the long-term viability of local workforce
investment board and county collaborations on workforce training
programs for the supervised population.
(4) A recommendation on the long-term viability of county
workforce training programs for the supervised population.
(5) In considering the overall success and effectiveness of the
grant program, the report shall include a discussion of all of the
(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
(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 increased the numbers of the supervised
population that successfully complete a job readiness basic skill
bridge program and enroll in a long-term training program.
(F) Whether there were formal or informal networks in the field
that support finding employment upon release from custody.
(G) Whether the program led to employment in occupations with a
(H) 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.
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