The Bay Area has the talent, resources, and solutions to shape an equitable, inclusive, and just regional economy for everyone. See below for opportunities to access funding to support your work toward an equitable future.
The California Youth Apprenticeship Grant (CYAG) is a new funding source to develop and test innovative practices to increase the participation of opportunity youth in pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs, and to demonstrate the impact of apprenticeship on employment and earnings outcomes for opportunity youth.
Eligible organizations can apply to administer a grant program for the State to facilitate the transformation of invention to impact by accelerating the startup and growth of innovation-based firms in key industry areas with a focus on diverse founders, including women, people of color, and underserved geographies and regions. Successful applicants will receive the Accelerate CA: Inclusive Innovation Hub (Accelerate CA Hub) designation.
Applications are due September 8, 2023.
World Education has partnered with the Adult Literacy and Learning Impact Network (ALL IN) to lead a community-engaged research initiative to fund proposals that describe community-engaged research to address educational issues and promote positive change. Awards range between $5,000-25,000, and applications are due September 13, 2023.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly reshaping how people learn and work, and GitLab Foundation wants to support those advancing the use of these new tools to improve lives. They are launching the new AI for Economic Opportunity grant-making initiative to encourage and enable people with creative ideas around the innovative and ethical application of AI and machine learning. Applicants may submit up to three concepts. Applications are due by September 13, 2023.
The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180 million available in tax credits by applying in one of the three application periods each year. Applicants will be analyzed based on twelve different factors of evaluation, including number of full-time jobs being created, amount of investment, and strategic importance to the state or region.