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2 Welcome & Purpose Region Q Website Overview of Request for Proposal Purpose of RFP Target Populations Program Design Performance Standards Financial Information Proposal Instructions Questions and Answers AGENDA

3 REGION Q WEBSITES

4 Funding Period: July 1, 2015– June 30, 2016 Possible Extension of Contract - 1 Year Region Q Five County Region: BEAUFORT BERTIE HERTFORD MARTIN PITT OVERVIEW OF RFP

5 The 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. PURPOSE OF RFP

6 Region 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. PURPOSE OF RFP

7 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 applicable Eligible Youth WIOA Funded Services may be provided to In-School and Out-Of-School youth. TARGET POPULATIONS

8 a.A school dropout b.A 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 quarter c.A recipient of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent who is a low-income individual and is ‑ i.Basic skills deficient; or ii.An English language learner d.An individual who is subject to the juvenile or adult justice system Out-of-School Youth 1.Not attending any school 2.Age 16 – 24 3.And be identified as one or more of the following

9 e.A 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. f.An individual who is pregnant or parenting g.A youth who is an individual with a disability h.A low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment. Out-of-School Youth 1.Not attending any school 2.Age 16 – 24 3.And be identified as one or more of the following

10 In School Youth 1.Attending school (as defined by State Law) 2.Between the ages of 16 and 21 3.A low-income individual 4.And be identified as one or more of the following: a.Basic skills deficient b.An English language learner c.An offender d.A 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 1.Attending school (as defined by State Law) 2.Between the ages of 16 and 21 3.A low-income individual 4.And be identified as one or more of the following: e.Pregnant and parenting f.A youth who is an individual with a disability g.An 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 creative comprehensively designed fresh approach groundbreaking approach not “business as usual” PROGRAM DESIGN

13 WIOA Youth Programs Must Provide an 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  Education  Career Pathways  Career Experience  Leadership Development  Mentoring Five Components of Service

15 1)Tutoring, study skills training, instruction, and evidence-based dropout prevention and recovery strategies 2)Alternative secondary school services or dropout recovery services 3)Paid and unpaid work experiences that have as a component academic and occupational education which may include: a)Summer employment opportunities and other employment opportunities available throughout the school year b)Pre-apprenticeship programs c)Internships and job shadowing d)On-the-job training opportunities 4)Occupational 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 area 5)Education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster 14 Program Elements

16 6)Leadership development opportunities, which may include community service and peer-centered activities 7)Supportive services 8)Adult mentoring for a period of participation and a subsequent period, for a total of no less than 12 months 9)Follow up services for no less than 12 months after the completion of participation 10)Comprehensive guidance and counseling 11)Financial literacy education 12)Entrepreneurial skills training 13)Services that provides labor market and employment information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations available in the local area 14)Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to postsecondary education and training 14 Program Elements

17 Placed in Employment or Education Credential Attainment Literacy & Numeracy Gains Retention Median Earnings WIOA PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

18 Beaufort County 1385 John Small Avenue Washington, NC Phone: Fax: Bertie County 1001 King Street Windsor, NC Phone: Fax: Hertford County 109 Community College Road Ahoskie, NC Phone: Fax: Martin County 407 East Boulevard Williamston, NC Phone: Fax: Pitt County 3101 Bismarck Street Greenville, NC 2783 Phone: Fax: Pitt County H B Suggs Community Center 3632 South George Street, Farmville, NC Phone: Region Q Youth Programs

19 Programs 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.  Cost Reimbursement Contract FINANCIAL INFORMATION

20 Work Based Learning  At 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 Deadline for the Request for Proposal Original signed RFP and five (5) additional copies must be received by 2:00 pm EDT, Friday, April 24, –EST Electronic 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 Director Mid-East Commission 1385 John Small Avenue Washington, NC PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS

22 Page Numbers (1) One copy labeled “Original” (5) Five additional copies of RFP Submitted in 3-ring binder Completion of all forms Tabbed Proposal Format and Required Forms in Order Proposals Must Include:

23 AFTER THE BIDDERS’ CONFERENCE, STAFF WILL RESPOND ONLY TO WRITTEN QUESTIONS RECEIVED BY MARCH 27, 2015, 5:00 PM.

24 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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26 Region Q Workforce Investment Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities


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