Significant New Additional Proposed Funding for ETP

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On January 10, 2022, California’s Governor Newsom proposed a 40% increase in the ETP budget for the year beginning July 1, 2022.  The proposal would appropriate over $216 million to the ETP program for fiscal 2022/2023.  The ETP regular program, as well as special new programs, would be funded under the proposed budget. 

In addition to the existing core ETP Program funding, Governor Newsom’s budget would include $110 million of General Fund money for two special programs, the “Healthcare Workforce Advancement Fund” to support worker training in the health and human services sector, along with $20 million for “Workforce Literacy” training in contextualized English, digital skills, and technical skills training for incumbent workers.

This proposed funding provides significant new funding opportunities for employers to help them bring additional and enhanced training to its California workers.