Youth RFP

30 Jun 2014

Public Service Announcement

Terry Janes, Director of Operations

Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc.






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