Division: Lower Shore Workforce Alliance
The purpose of this RFP is to identify service providers for WIOA Out-of-School Youth training and employment services. While WIOA identifies multiple eligible populations, the Lower Shore Workforce Development Board has identified “pregnant or parenting youth” as a priority OSY population. The purpose of the  selected program will be to  engage young, unemployed or under-employed parent(s) (18-24) with job-readiness and parenting skills; and to deliver a short- to medium-length program for the target group with background and skills in career exploration, soft-skills, entry level training for themselves as well as best practices in early childhood development. Program outcomes should include linkages to employers, further education/training, employment as well as services and programs for young parent(s), childcare services etc. Earlier interventions with at-risk youth are needed, encouraging the use of evidence-based and innovative strategies at federal, state, and local levels.

Project Status:
We are not accepting questions or bids/proposals at this time

Lead Contacts:
Procurement Officer

Dates and Timeline:

June 18, 2018                          Release RFP

June 29, 2018                          Bidders’ Conference 10 a.m.

July 11, 2018                           Deadline to submit questions via website 4 p.m.

July 20, 2018                           Pregnant or Parenting Young Adult Proposal deadline 12 p.m.

July 23 – August 3, 2018       Scheduled site visits for qualified respondents

October 1, 2018                     Contract year begins


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