Get Focused Stay Focused
Home K12 SWP & GFSF GFSF Overview 9th Grade 10th - 12th College Dual Enrollment Professional Development Research7th-8th Contact
$150 Million Dollars for K12 Strong Workforce Program
Pathway Improvement with Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Resources to
Help Guide Next Steps with K12 SWP Award Monies
Let us help you meet your grant deliverables!

What is the K12 Strong
Workforce Program (SWP)?
K12 SWP Link to Applications K12 SWP Timeline
for Important Dates
K12 SWP Key Consortia Contacts

Please contact the Regional Consortia for questions regarding the K12 SWP application and grant process.

Regional Contact Region Email Address
Rock Pfotenhauer
Kit O'Doherty
Bay Area
Tessa Miley
Blaine Smith
North-Far North
Diane Hollems
Luann Swanberg
South Central Coast
Karen Childers Los Angeles
Gustavo Chamorro Orange County
Julie Pehkonen Inland Empire-Desert
Mollie Smith San Diego-Imperial
Karri Hammerstrom Central Valley-Mother Lode

Hide chart

2019-2020 K12 Strong Workforce Program Regional Allocations

Get Focused...Stay Focused! provides and strengthens: Early Career Exploration AND Transition from High School to College
The 2019-2020 timeline for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to access K12 SWP Funding:
  • K12 SWP Regional Engagement Meetings: September – October 2019
  • K12 SWP Request for Applications released – October 1, 2019
  • K12 SWP NOVA online application system open – November 1, 2019
  • K12 SWP application submission deadline – December 18, 2019
To receive information on K12 SWP by email, please subscribe to the statewide K12 SWP listserv.

Resources for Your K12 SWP Planning

Questions? Your California Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Team Stands Ready to Help!
(800) 967-8016

Monica Carmo Dr. Monica Carmo
Vice President
Educational Partnerships for California
Twitter and Linked In

Lisa Wilson Lisa Wilson
Educational Consultant
Twitter and Linked In
Supporting Orange, San Bernardino,
& Los Angeles Counties
  Crissy Nooris Crissy Nooris
Educational Consultant
Twitter and Linked In
Supporting San Diego, Imperial,
& Riverside Counties

Partners or collaborators
Foundation for California Community Colleges
George Washington University’s Freshman Transition Initiative
California Community College Chancellor's Task Force on Student Success
Academic Innovations LLC
UCSB Graduate School of Education California Dropout Research Project
UC Educational Evaluation Center, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Eastern Oregon University’s College of Education
California SB1070 Coordinators from select regions
Santa Barbara Foundation
Santa Barbara City College Dual Enrollment Department
Carpinteria and Santa Barbara Unified School Districts
Santa Barbara County Office of Education’s Partners in Education