The Big Ideas funding opportunity is designed to support new ideas and/or established programs that have the potential to significantly shift and transform the workforce development ecosystem in Stockton and the surrounding region.

RFP Now Open

Application Deadline
Friday, September 6, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (PST)

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Big Ideas in Workforce Development

The Big Ideas funding opportunity is designed to support new ideas and/or established programs that have the potential to significantly shift and transform the workforce development ecosystem in Stockton and the surrounding region. Successful applications will be able to demonstrate how their proposed idea will create and/or support living wage jobs that attract and retain local talent (e.g., reverse “brain drain”) by launching and implementing any of the following activities: 

  • Project planning 
  • Building strategic partnerships and/or collaboratives 

We welcome applications from multi-stakeholder collaborations of nonprofits, public agencies, and/or private companies. To be eligible for an award, applicants must include at least one collaborating or partnering organization on their project. Cross-sector partnerships (e.g., between community-based organizations, public agencies, and private companies) are highly encouraged, but all combinations of partnerships are welcome. 

Approximately $300,000 is available for this funding round. Applicants may apply for up to $100,000. Please note, however, that partial awards may be granted, and funding is not guaranteed. This will be an open and competitive Request for Proposals (RFP). All organizations (nonprofits, public agencies, and/or private companies) with offices and/or programs in San Joaquin County are eligible to apply. 

The application can be viewed and must be submitted through the San Joaquin Community Foundation grants portal at: http://www.sanjoaquincf.org/grantsportal (Click on Apply tab to view open grant opportunities). The detailed Request for Proposals can also be reviewed before applying through this link.

The application window will close on Friday, September 6th, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (PST).

The San Joaquin Community Foundation (SJCF) will administer the application and funds.

For more information or for technical assistance with using the online grant portal, please email George Lorente at glorente@sanjoaquincf.org

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR INTERESTED APPLICANTS

Download RFP for Review (PDF Format)

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