About the Regional Consortia Grants
The goals of Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy are as follows: to supply in-demand skills for employers, create relevant career pathways and stackable credentials, promote student success, and get Californians into open jobs. Key activities under this framework include: a focus on regional priority/emergent sectors and industry clusters (to be referred to simply as “sectors”); to take effective practices to scale; to integrate and leverage programming between funding streams; to promote common metrics for student success; and, to remove structural barriers to execution.
This grant funds seven Regional Consortia under the Carl D. Perkins Act: Greater Sacramento, Northern Inland, Northern Coastal ($300k + $70k); East Bay, North Bay, SF/Peninsula, Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz/Monterey ($300k + $70k); Los Angeles, Orange county ($300k + $70 k; Central/Mother Lode ($150k + $70k); South Central ($150k + $70k); Inland Empire ($150k + $70k); and San Diego/Imperial ($150k + $70k). The funding supports a Consortia Chair and the consortium activities that “move the needle” in the region’s new and emergent sectors.