Job & Family Services Requests for Proposals

Request for Proposals (RFP)#: R-1011-15-8031 for the Constructing Futures ReRelease
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Announcement - 9/1/2009

Official ODJFS Answers to Applicant Questions

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ (ODJFS) announces this re-release of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ (ODJFS) Request for Proposals (RFP)#: R-1011-15-8031 (formerly released as RFP#: R-1011-15-8024 on June 30, 2009), for the Constructing Futures Project.  The purpose of this RFP is to develop and operate innovative pre-apprenticeship training programs that prepare unemployed adults for construction careers, and to advance professional knowledge about this kind of training. Through this RFP, ODJFS expects to award multiple grants, with maximum amounts as specified in the RFP. 
Eligible applicants must be integrated, collaborative partnerships including representatives from each of the five required groups specified in the RFP.  Each Constructing Futures proposal must identify a Registered Apprenticeship sponsor as the partnership’s lead entity responsible for administration and reporting; and must identify which member organization in the partnership will serve as fiscal agent for the funded program.  Each recipient is required to provide leveraging support for the project from some source(s) other than this fund, equivalent to 25% or more of the grant amount.  Leverage sources may be comprised of cash, in-kind support, or both.

  9/08/2009 - CLARIFICATION -   By Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 10:00 AM, the fiscal agent of the applicant partnership must register an expression of interest in applying for recovery funds, by using the on-line ?submit proposal? form at http://apps.das.ohio.gov/dasoitrecovery/Default.aspxApplicants that registered in connection with a previous version of the Constructing Futures RFP or with any other RFP, DO NOT need to register again, as long as they have received the e-mail confirmation.  Full details are provided in the actual RFP (link below), Section 2.1.
Actual RFP

Attachment A     Required Vendor Information and Certifications 
Attachment B     Request for Taxpayer Identification (W-9) Form
Attachment C     Declaration of Material Assistance Form
Attachment D     Proposal Score Sheet
Attachment E     Project Budget Form