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CalWORKs: California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids 2021-22

Funding Description

CalWORKs funding is only for public school adult education programs and regional occupational centers and programs. It provides education and training to: (1) prepare CalWORKs clients for entry level employment; (2) assist employed clients receiving subsidies or supportive services to advance toward higher employment and self-sufficiency; and (3) divert CalWORKs clients into short-term education and training programs leading to employment. Note: CalWORKs monies are not part of the categorical flexibility spending.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Funding is restricted to public school adult education programs and regional occupational centers and programs that serve welfare recipients. Funding is allocated to counties based on the number of CalWORKs clients in each county.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult
Eligible Age Level(s) 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult


Legal Authority Budget Item: 6100-105-0001(1), Provision 1 and 6100-156-0001(2).
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2021-22
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6371 / 8590
Total Available $9,743,917
Recipient Amount varies
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funding is based on the number of CALWORKs clients served and is distributed through the normal apportionment process.

Important Dates

Date Application Available September 30, 2021
Due Date November 19, 2021
Expected Notification Date April 30, 2022

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Regional Occupational Centers and Programs []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Charlene Cowan, 916-319-0388,
Fiscal Alicia Aguirre, 916-319-0472,
Division Career & College Transition Division
Last Modified: August 25, 2021
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