Helping Justice-Involved Reenter Employment (HIRE)
The HIRE initiative is the latest program under the Corrections-Workforce Partnership, a state-level collaboration effort between CWDB, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), and the California Prison Industry Authority (CalPIA). Since 2018, the CWDB has formally partnered with CDCR and CalPIA to improve labor market outcomes of the state’s justice-involved and formerly incarcerated populations.
The California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) is pleased to announce the Helping Justice-Involved Reenter Employment (HIRE) initiative. HIRE is a new funding opportunity for community-based organizations (CBOs) and other nonprofit organizations to provide employment services to justice-involved individuals. Approximately $50,000,000 will be available to qualified grantees.