PUBLIC NOTICE FOR
THE FINGER LAKES WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD, Inc.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
TITLE I WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)
The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc., as fiscal agent for the Finger Lakes Workforce Development Area is soliciting proposals for the operation of federally-funded youth programs in compliance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Funding will be for the period of February 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 introduced significant changes for youth programming at the local level. This Request for Proposal will focus on serving in-school youth. The legislation mandates strong ties with the business community, not only as employers, but also in an expanded role as advisors, funders, trainers and economic developers. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act places an increased emphasis on work experience activities, serving individuals with disabilities and veterans. The intent is to develop a skilled future labor force. Eligible participants must be between 14 and 21 and meet specific eligibility criteria as noted in the RFP.
The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FL WIB) is the local governing board for the federal WIOA legislation. This Board is comprised of representatives of local businesses, labor organizations, education providers, public agencies and other entities interested in workforce development issues. The FL WIB, Inc. is the entity responsible for policy development and implementation for programs funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act for the counties of Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates.
TIMEFRAME AND AVAILABILITY
Funding available to serve youth in the four-county region for the period February 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020 is approximately $150,000.00. Please note the14 elements of the legislation that can be funded (see RFP). Proposals may be funded for one or more elements, however, all proposals must indicate how programs link to the other elements and must include a Memorandum of Understanding with other partners.
Respondents must meet the criteria outlined in the Request for Proposal (RFP) and must be in compliance with policy and regulations set forth by the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Detailed Requests for Proposals may be obtained between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning November 13, 2019 at the address noted below, or by calling Jennifer May at 315-789-3131. You may also access the RFP here.
FINGER LAKES WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD, INC.
41 LEWIS STREET, SUITE 104
GENEVA, NY 14456
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