A division of the California Employment Development Department
(EDD), the ETP was established in 1982 by the California legislature.
The ETP disperses funds for training that are mandated by the
California State Legislature and specifically targeted for companies to
increase their efficiency and lower costs to meet the pressure of
competition from out-of-state companies.
One tenth of one percent of the first $7,000 income per employee
collected from California unemployment insurance taxes goes to fund the
Employment Training Fund (approximately $60 million to $100 million per
year). The State Legislature is determined to maintain a viable
economic climate by encouraging businesses to adapt to a high
Although commonly known as a California ETP Grant, the ETP Program
is actually a "performance based contract". Your company would earn the
funding by providing and attending the training.
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ETP Mission Statement
The Employment Training Panel is a significant economic development
tool for business attraction and business retention. ETP will work in
partnership with business, labor and government to provide funds for
training California's workforce in the skills necessary for businesses
to remain viable and compete in the global economy, while providing
workers with reasonable wages and secure employment.
ETP Reimbursement Structure
The ETP funding is performance based. In general, the ETP has three levels of reimbursement:
- The ETP will reimburse your company per employee per hour for any classroom or laboratory training that is provided by an out-sourced training provider (subcontracted vendor).
- The ETP will reimburse your company per employee per hour for any classroom or laboratory training that is provided internally, instructed by company personnel.
- The ETP will reimburse your company per employee per hour for certain kinds of computer-based training (CBT).