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Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board: Adult/Dislocated Worker and/or Youth Service Provider for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Deadline: May 4, 2017

The Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board (NALWDB) seeks experienced organizations to provide workforce development services for in-school youth ages 16-21 and out-of school youth ages 16-24, adults and dislocated worker services under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The ultimate goals are to help customers obtain skills, credentials and work experience, and for businesses to connect with a qualified workforce. The proposer must have the ability to serve the entire 10 (ten) county region in the NALWDB service area (including Cibola, Colfax, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos).

NALWDB envisions a system of seamless coordination among providers and partners in the workforce system that can connect residents, particularly those with barriers to employment, to career pathways leading to family-sustaining jobs in growing industries. The following set of policy principles reflect the priorities in WIOA to guide the selection of contractors and the allocation of funding through the RFP process. These include:

  • A results-oriented system that delivers high-quality training, placements, retention, and other outcomes
  • Services and performance metrics tailored to the needs of New Mexico’s population
  • Strong strategic partnerships and leveraging of other public and private funds
  • Increased and improved employer engagement, particularly through sector strategies
  • Increased opportunities for employer-driven training

Amount: NALWDB anticipates funding contracts for the one-year period from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 with the option to extend for three successive one-year terms until June 30, 2021. Bidders are asked to submit budgets for a one-year period. NALWDB anticipates awarding separate contracts for Youth services and for Adult/Dislocated Worker Services for the 2017-2018 contract year, and amounts will be based on allocations identified by the U.S. Department of Labor and NMDWS. Bidders may propose for Youth only, Adult/Dislocated Worker only, or both. If bidder responds to both, then proposals should be separate. This amount is subject to change based upon the actual allocation and/or changes approved by the NALWDB.

Eligibility: All 501(c)3 non-profit organizations, public or private educational institutions, government units, public agencies, or private for-profit organizations properly organized in accordance with Federal, State, and local law and in business for at least one year are eligible for funding.

Link: http://www.northernboard.org/pdf/NALWDB-ADULT-DW-Youth-RFP-2017-1.pdf

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