30 Jun 2014
Public Service Announcement
Terry Janes, Director of Operations
Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc.
RMCEP RELEASES REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS FOR YOUTH SERVICES
Workforce Investment Act Competitive Proposal
Request for Proposal: Youth Workforce Investment Training
Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc. – the management entity representing the WSA 2 WIB – is soliciting proposals for value-added Youth services utilizing funds at its disposal from the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Programs
Area to be served: eligible out of school youth (ages 17 – 21) from the 19 county Rural Minnesota CEP Workforce Service area
The intent of this request for proposals is to fund a minimum of one project in each of the three economic development regions (Regions 2, 4 and 5) within the 19 county geographic area of RMCEP.
Total amount available to be contracted: $45,000 (Up to $15,000 per region)
There are several kinds of services being sought:
Leadership Development and Mentoring Programs
Service Learning Opportunities
Independent Living Skills Including Financial Literacy
Support for GED or other credential obtainment
Goals: Provide services that promote positive youth development; specifically to assist at-risk youth acquire skills that are needed to become productive citizens in our communities. These services can result in more extensive partner agency collaboration and an increase in youth development of essential skills upon which area businesses can build the local economy.
Who May Respond: Eligible applicants are organizations which have adequate administrative controls and personnel to provide services for the proposed youth programs, achieve the goals and objectives of their proposed program and the conditions of the contract. Eligible applicants may include public organizations/agencies; incorporated, private non-profit, and for profit organizations. Applicants who can demonstrate leveraged funding or services will receive additional consideration. Prior experience in working with low income youth is desirable.
July 01, 2014 Issue Notice of RFP Availability
August 15, 2014 C.O.B. Proposals are due
August 29, 2014 Winning Bids are announced
September 15, 2014 Deadline for contracts to be signed;
September 15, 2014 Training projects may begin
If interested in applying, you can download the full RFP at www.rmcep.com