The Durham Workforce Development Board (DWDB) is requesting proposals from organizations interested in operating as the Youth Program provider for the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I-B youth program. Programs must be dedicated to improving the quality of the emerging workforce by ensuring eligible youth have the opportunity to acquire the educational and skill competencies necessary for successful transition into adulthood, careers, and further education and training.
The program is intended to be a component of a customer-driven youth development system that makes accountability for performance and customer satisfaction a top priority. Furthermore, the program provider will be responsible for expanding linkages and collaborative efforts that foster a comprehensive system of services to meet the workforce development needs of eligible youth in Durham County.
The provider of the program will be responsible for outreach, intake, assessment, and referral of the youth to an appropriate program service provider. The provider will also be responsible for providing all the 14 program elements to include 12 months of follow-up services after program completion. To accomplish this, the program will also be required to assist in expanding the linkages and collaboration efforts among program providers in Durham County that fosters a comprehensive system of services for eligible youth in the program.
Awards will be competitive, based on quality of the program design, expected outcomes, cost per participant, demonstrated past performance, and an understanding of the target population. Specific criteria included within the RFP instructions will be used to evaluate all submitted proposals. Funding for this proposal is provided through Title I-B of the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA).
The submission deadline is January 17, 2020 at 5 p.m. (EST). Late submissions will not be accepted.