Workforce groups eligible for RFP from Equity Fund

The Fund for Workforce Equity anticipates that approximately $1,000,000 will be awarded to support organizations in implementing initiatives that center workers and learners of color in designing or implementing workforce policies and programs.

The Fund will provide flexible resources and support to workforce development organizations seeking to pilot, adopt, and learn from new strategies as well as innovate on or extend existing strategies that:

  • Authentically respect, value, honor, and compensate workers, learners, and job candidates for the skills and perspectives that they bring to designing and implementing workforce programs and policies; and
  • Invest in creating spaces for People of Color to exercise their power and agency in developing and implementing workforce programs and policies.

In addition, the Fund for Workforce Equity will support the following strategies:

  • A Learning Community for grantees to share promising practices and lessons learned.
  • Technical Assistance that provides grantees access to expertise and resources on human-centered design and other best practices for elevating worker and learner voice.
  • Evaluation and Learning efforts that shares lessons from the initiative with grantees and the broader workforce field, and that supports funders in disseminating and investing in promising practices among their grantees.

Please review the complete Request for Proposals (RFP) for additional information and application instructions.

Application packets must be submitted by July 31, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Workforce Matters will hold an applicant webinar on June 16, 2022 at 3 pm ET. Registration is required.

Submit all inquiries and applications here.