Who We Are

Community Investment Division serves as the administrative support to the Orange County Development Board (OCDB) and is primarily responsible for administering programs and activities of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in Orange County. The WIOA 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 WIOA, Community Investment Division seeks to meet the needs of businesses and employers by offering programs that focus on offering services that focus on recruiting, training and retraining valued employees.

The OCDB 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.

Carma Lacy, Director of Workforce Development
Community Investment Division
(714) 480-6500
(714) 834-7132 Fax

Latest News

February 7, 2019  FDIC'S MONEY SMART Alliance Program Adds the County of Orange as Newest Member

Santa Ana, Calif. (January 31, 2019) – On January 22, 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) approved the County of Orange’s application to join the FDIC Money Smart Alliance Program, which is designed to promote financial education nationwide.

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May 30, 2019
8:30 AMOrange County Development Board - Special MeetingOrange County Development Board
Conference Room A/B
1300 S. Grand Ave. Bldg. B
Santa Ana, CA 92705

CLICK HERE to view a copy of the agenda.


  • CLICK HERE to view a copy of 2019-2023 Orange County CEDS Report.
  • CLICK HERE to view a copy of OC CEDS Overview and Update PowerPoint Presentation.
  • CLICK HERE to view a copy of 3a ULP ED-900 General Application for EDA Programs [V1.0] (10).
  • CLICK HERE to view a copy of 3b ULP ED-900A Additional Assurances for Construction or Non-Construction V1.0.
  • CLICK HERE to view a copy of 3c ULP SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424)
  • CLICK HERE to view a copy of 3d ULP SF-424A Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424A) V1.0 (2)
  • CLICK HERE to view a copy of 3e ULP SF-424B Assurances for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424B) V1.1
  • CLICK HEREto view a copy of ULP Feasibility Report and Business Plan
  • CLICK HERE to view a copy of ULP Letter of Support from CEDS Committee
  • CLICK HERE to view a copy of ULP CD511 Form V1.1