Presentation on theme: "REGION Q Request for Proposals"— Presentation transcript:
1 REGION Q Request for Proposals 3/27/2015REGION Q Request for ProposalsBidders’ ConferenceWorkforce Innovation and Opportunity ActYouth ProgramProgram Year 2015
2 AGENDA Welcome & Purpose Region Q Website Overview of Request for ProposalPurpose of RFPTarget PopulationsProgram DesignPerformance StandardsFinancial InformationProposal InstructionsQuestions and Answers
4 Region Q Five County Region: Overview of RFPFunding Period: July 1, 2015– June 30, 2016Possible Extension of Contract - 1 YearRegion Q Five County Region:BEAUFORTBERTIEHERTFORDMARTINPITT
5 PURPOSE OF RFPThe purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit competitive proposals from qualified organizations for funding of comprehensive youth services and activities under the Workforce Innovative and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Proposals are to be submitted to serve a combination of in-school and out-of-school youth. Proposals should be based on youth development principles and best practices that support, motivate, and prepare youth for continuing educational achievements, successful transition into adulthood, and long-term success in employment.
6 PURPOSE OF RFPRegion Q is seeking an innovative and original program design for this proposal that indicates a clear approach to delivering a broad range of comprehensively designed, fully integrated and coordinated services. The contract will be awarded to the service provider who can showcase a creative and groundbreaking approach to serving youth.
7 TARGET POPULATIONS Eligible Youth Be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen; and,Resident in Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford, Martin or Pitt County; and,Comply with the military Selective Service Act; if applicableWIOA Funded Services may be provided to In-School and Out-Of-School youth.
8 Out-of-School Youth Not attending any school Age 16 – 24 And be identified as one or more of the followingA school dropoutA youth who is within the age of compulsory school attendance, but has not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarterA recipient of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent who is a low-income individual and is‑Basic skills deficient; orAn English language learnerAn individual who is subject to the juvenile or adult justice system
9 Out-of-School Youth Not attending any school Age 16 – 24 And be identified as one or more of the followingA homeless individual, a homeless child or youth, a runaway, in foster care or has aged out of the foster care system, a child eligible for assistance under the Social Security Act, or in an out-of-home placement.An individual who is pregnant or parentingA youth who is an individual with a disabilityA low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment.
10 In School Youth Attending school (as defined by State Law) Between the ages of 16 and 21A low-income individualAnd be identified as one or more of the following:Basic skills deficientAn English language learnerAn offenderA homeless individual, a homeless child or youth, a runaway, in foster care or has aged out of the foster care system, a child eligible for assistance under the Social Security Act, or in an out-of-home placement.
11 In School Youth Attending school (as defined by State Law) Between the ages of 16 and 21A low-income individualAnd be identified as one or more of the following:Pregnant and parentingA youth who is an individual with a disabilityAn individual who requires additional assistance to complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment.* Not more than 5% of in school youth may have the requires additional assistance barrier. Sec 129(3)(B)
12 groundbreaking approach not “business as usual” PROGRAM DESIGNcreativecomprehensively designedfresh approachgroundbreaking approachnot “business as usual”
13 WIOA Youth Programs Must Provide 3/27/2015WIOA Youth Programs Must Providean objective assessment of the academic levels, skill levels, and service needs of each participant.service strategies for each participant.activities leading to the attainment of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, or a recognized post-secondary credential.preparation for post-secondary educational and training opportunities.strong linkages between academic instruction and occupational education that lead to the attainment of recognized post-secondary credentials.preparation for unsubsidized employment opportunities, in appropriate cases.effective connections to employers in in-demand industry sectors and occupations of the local and regional labor markets.
14 Five Components of Service EducationCareer PathwaysCareer ExperienceLeadership DevelopmentMentoring
15 14 Program ElementsTutoring, study skills training, instruction, and evidence-based dropout prevention and recovery strategiesAlternative secondary school services or dropout recovery servicesPaid and unpaid work experiences that have as a component academic and occupational education which may include:Summer employment opportunities and other employment opportunities available throughout the school yearPre-apprenticeship programsInternships and job shadowingOn-the-job training opportunitiesOccupational skills training, which shall include priority consideration for training programs that lead to recognized post-secondary credentials that are aligned with in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the local areaEducation offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster
16 14 Program ElementsLeadership development opportunities, which may include community service and peer-centered activitiesSupportive servicesAdult mentoring for a period of participation and a subsequent period, for a total of no less than 12 monthsFollow up services for no less than 12 months after the completion of participationComprehensive guidance and counselingFinancial literacy educationEntrepreneurial skills trainingServices that provides labor market and employment information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations available in the local areaActivities that help youth prepare for and transition to postsecondary education and training
17 PERFORMANCE STANDARDS WIOAPlaced in Employment or EducationCredential AttainmentLiteracy & Numeracy GainsRetentionMedian Earnings
18 Region Q Youth Programs Beaufort CountyMartin County1385 John Small Avenue407 East BoulevardWashington, NC 27889Williamston, NC 27892Phone:Phone:Fax:Fax:Bertie CountyPitt County1001 King Street3101 Bismarck StreetWindsor, NC 27983Greenville, NC 2783Phone:Phone:Fax:Fax:Hertford County109 Community College RoadH B Suggs Community CenterAhoskie, NC 279103632 South George Street, Farmville, NC 27828Phone:Fax: Phone:
19 FINANCIAL INFORMATION Cost Reimbursement ContractPrograms must serve a minimum of 75% out-of- school youth and may serve up to 25% in-school youth.Proposed budgets must reflect at least 75% expenditures for out-of-school youth, and no more than 25% expenditures for in-school youth.The 75% requirement should be viewed as a minimum expenditure and enrollment level for out-of-school youth.
20 Work Based LearningAt least 20 percent of local Youth formula funds must be used for work experiences, such as summer and year-round employment, pre-apprenticeship, on-the-job training, or internships and job shadowing.
21 PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS Deadline for the Request for ProposalOriginal signed RFP and five (5) additional copies must be received by 2:00 pm EDT, Friday, April 24, 2015.–ESTElectronic copies, faxes, and late submissions will not be accepted. The completed RFPs are to be submitted or delivered to the attention of Walter Dorsey, Workforce Development Director, Mid-East Commission, the administrative entity for the Region Q Workforce Development Board’s Programs. (as shown below)Walter Dorsey, Workforce Development DirectorMid-East Commission1385 John Small AvenueWashington, NC 27889
22 Proposals Must Include: Page Numbers(1) One copy labeled “Original”(5) Five additional copies of RFPSubmitted in 3-ring binderCompletion of all formsTabbedProposal Format and Required Forms in Order
23 REMEMBER…..AFTER THE BIDDERS’ CONFERENCE, STAFF WILL RESPOND ONLY TO WRITTEN QUESTIONS RECEIVED BY MARCH 27, 2015, 5:00 PM.
26 REGION Q WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM Region Q Workforce Investment Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ProgramAuxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities