The California Employment Training Panel and California Labor and Workforce Development Agency have funded a grant program to support small employers while their employees are out of work on California Paid Family Leave (CAPFL). The PFL Small Business Grant will pay up to $2,000 to small businesses impacted by paid family leave to offset costs related to hiring or cross-training. Paid Family Leave can be used by an employee to bond with a new child (through birth, adoption, or foster care) or to care for a seriously ill family member.
Payments are made directly to the employer and will cover costs for:
- Training/cross-training existing staff to cover the duties of the employee on PFL;
- Marketing, recruitment, and other reasonably foreseeable training costs.
- Small businesses in California with 1-100 employees who have at least one (1) employee utilizing California’s Paid Family Leave program (on or after June 1, 2022)
- Businesses must be registered to do business in the State of California
- Be in active status with the California Secretary of State’s Office;
- Have an active California Employer Account Number (CEAN) under which their employees are listed for payroll
NOTE: Small businesses utilizing a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) for payroll services are not eligible to participate.
Paid Family Leave Grant Amounts:
- Businesses with 51-100 employees may receive up to $1,000 per employee utilizing Paid Family Leave.
- Businesses with 1-50 employees may receive up to $2,000 per employee utilizing Paid Family Leave.
The grant period for the program is June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2024. There does not appear to be a limit to the number of times an employer can apply for the grant as employees go out on CA PFL.
How to Apply:
To learn more about the CA PFL grant program, or apply for a grant, visit CaliforniaPFL.com