Business & Entrepreneurship Sector RFA – Open to regional full-time or part-time faculty

California Defense Ecosystem and National Consortium Effort

Request for Applications (RFA)

The California Community Colleges Workforce and Economic Development Program Business and Entrepreneurship Sector is seeking applications for colleges to participate in a project to place student interns and faculty externs at California defense manufacturing community consortium firms.

CADENCE Student Internship/Faculty Externship Project

  • Seeking ten (10) colleges to place 2 student interns and 1 faculty extern at California defense manufacturing community consortium firms.
  • Each college selected to participate will receive $8,500 ($8,000 for faculty stipends plus $500 for faculty travel expenses).
  • Student wages will be 100% subsidized (up to 75 hours per business at a burdened rate of $20/hr) by the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC)
  • Students are encouraged to enroll in college work experience programs to earn college credit

An informational webinar will be held on February 5, 2021 10-11 am PST providing an overview of the project and process for colleges to submit responses to this Solicitation of Interest and Request for Application (RFA). Below is the login information for the webinar:

Date: February 5, 2021.    Time: 10-11 am PST

Meeting URL:

Meeting ID: 928 5045 2550

Join by Telephone: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923

Applications due 5:00 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, February 26, 2021.  

Click here to download a copy of the Request for Applications (RFA)

For more information, contact your Regional Director or Charles Eason, Statewide Director Business & Entrepreneurship (707) 863-7846
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