Healthcare Workforce Advancement Fund Program (HWAF)

Status:   Closed 

Opportunity Type: Alternative Funding

Application Opened: February 27, 2023


In the State Fiscal Year 22/23 Budget, Governor Newsom approved $25 million in General Fund for ETP to support job entry and career advancement for entry-level positions and other workers in the healthcare and human service settings. Funding for the HWAF is a onetime appropriation from the General Fund to ETP.

The application window opened on February 27, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. and closed on March 20, 2023, at 3:00 p.m.

Public and private non-profit healthcare and human service employers not eligible under ETP core program funding are eligible to contract directly with ETP under HWAF. Multiple Employer Contractors eligible for ETP Core program are also eligible for HWAF funding. These organizations include: 1) Groups of Employers (Professional Membership organizations e.g. Chamber of Commerce, Trade Association, Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees, Economic Development Corporations) 2) Training Agencies, including community colleges and university foundations 3) Workforce Development Boards and 4) CWDB WIOA Grant Administrators.

Eligible Trainees:
Individuals that are unemployed at the start of training and placed into qualifying full-time employment and current workers in entry level healthcare jobs seeking upskilling or licensing for career advancement opportunities are eligible for HWAF. Workplace settings include hospital, primary care, and community settings.

For more information, email us at