Community Investment Division serves as the administrative support to the Orange County Workforce Investment Board (OCWIB) and is primarily responsible for administering programs and activities of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) in Orange County. The WIA assists individuals who are employed, unemployed and underemployed, to increase their self-sufficiency and/or improve their ability to meet the demands of Orange County businesses and employers. Through WIA, Community Investment Division seeks to meet the needs of businesses and employers by offering programs that focus on job matching, recruitment, and specialized business, employee assistance.
The OCWIB also serves as the county's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) committee. The committee is responsible for a five-year plan for lowering unemployment, reducing poverty, and sustainable growth in our communities through strategic planning for economic development county-wide. The Plan is developed under guidance from US Economic Development Administration and is offered as a planning tool for community and economic development projects, as well as being a prerequisite EDA funding of those projects approved by the CEDS committee.
Community Investment Division administers various grant-funded programs. The Domestic Violence Program serves victims of domestic violence and their children in need of shelter. The Dispute Resolution Program serves individuals seeking mediation as an alternative to litigation.
Andrew Munoz Community Investment Division Administrator
1300 S. Grand Ave.
Bldg B, 3rd Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92705