Apply For Funds

Please see ETPs Funding Priorities and follow the steps below to Apply for Funding from the Employment Training Panel.

Step 1: Registration

A registration is required including, name, company name, and address. Once this is complete you will receive login instructions via e-mail to be able to complete the Orientation. (If you have previously registered using your current email address, there is no need to re-register).

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Step 2: Orientation

Please view ETP’s Orientation, outlining ETP requirements and processes.

For an in-person, phone, or webinar orientation, contact Economic Development Unit; (916) 327-5258; or click here for: Webinar Information.

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Step 3: Preliminary Application

Following completion of the Orientation, you may submit a Preliminary Application used to determine eligibility to contract with the ETP.

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Step 4: Application for Funding

The ETP Application will be provided to eligible applicants with the Eligibility Letter. Application templates can also be downloaded below or found on the Application Templates & Sample Contracts page. The ETP Application for Funding must be submitted within seven (7) calendar days from Eligibility Letter date, Applications submitted after seven calendar days from Eligibility Letter date will not be accepted.

Download MEC Application Template
Download Single Employer Application Template 

Step 5: Regional Office Site Meeting

Once your completed ETP Application is received in the allotted time-frame, you will be contacted by an ETP Regional Office analyst to schedule a meeting at your facility or virtually, during which you will review and discuss contracting requirements

Step 6: Panel Approval

All training proposals/applications are reviewed and considered for approval by the Panel at regular monthly meetings. You, or a representative of your company, may be required to attend the Panel meeting for a brief presentation and/or to address questions about your proposal.

Step 7: Funded Training Begins

You will be “officially” notified that you may begin training after the Panel approves your training proposal.

Contract Process

A visual demonstration of ETP’s contracting process as a flow chart is available for download.

Download ETP Contract Process Flowchart

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Application Deadlines

Applications are due within 7 calendar days of the preliminary application notification date.

  • Submission by the above deadlines does not guarantee that your training proposal will be presented at the respective Panel Meeting.
  • Paper Applications (MEC Only): Please send your MEC Application via email to

Sign Up for a Live Orientation

ETP's Economic Development Unit (EDU) provides live orientations for potential contractors using the GoToMeeting system. Click below to view more information, available dates and to sign up for an Interactive Orientation.

Need Help?

  • Questions on your Pre-Application? Contact AAU (916) 327-5586
  • Questions on your Application or Contract? Contact a Regional Office in your area.
  • For general information and questions about ETP's program contact EDU (916) 327-5258