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12 Jan

Equal Representation in Construction Apprenticeships (ERiCA) Grant Program Year (PY) 2023-2025

  Grant Amount: Not Specified



The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS)  announce the availability of $25 million in funding to improve access to training and employment opportunities for women, non-binary and underserved populations within the building and construction trades. The Equal Representation in Construction Apprenticeship (ERiCA) grant funds will be used to cover childcare costs and improve outreach.


The Equal Representation in Construction Apprenticeship (ERiCA) grant can help organizations that are already working to assist women, non-binary and underserved communities to enter the construction trades. Community-based organizations, local education agencies, workforce boards, unions and other organizations that support equity in the construction industry are eligible to apply.


Nonprofit Public Agency
Eligible Grant applicants are limited to organizations that support equal representation in the construction workforce, including:


Community-based Organizations

Local Education Agencies

Workforce Development Boards


State Registered construction apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship program sponsors


  • Education / Job Training
  • Other / Miscellaneous