Job & Family Services Requests for Proposals

Request for Proposals (RFP) # R-89-15-0877 for OHIO SKILLS BANK
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    Vendor may submit questions regarding this request by clicking on the following e-mail address: R89150877@odjfs.state.oh.us.
  3. Announcements
    Announcement - 11/19/2007
  4. Official Project Cancellation - 12/05/07

The future of jobs growth in Ohio is in investing in our regional strengths and in making sure we have the most educated, highly skilled workforce possible.

— Governor Ted Strickland, June 4, 2007

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) releases this Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purpose of implementing the Ohio Skills Bank initiative’s regional Research and Analysis/Solutions Development Phase.

The Ohio Skills Bank (OSB), a key component of Governor Strickland’s Turnaround Ohio plan, will invest in regional strategies that align workforce and economic development activities. The OSB supports regional efforts to analyze critical occupation and skill shortages in key industries within regional labor markets.  Once the shortages are understood, solutions will be devised to address them, primarily through workforce education, training and industry-recognized, portable credentialing systems.


In this first phase of the OSB, the state will provide funding for regional research and planning geared toward determining demand-driven occupations and skill gaps. Regions will design workforce-driven solutions that systemically address Ohio’s critical economic challenges. Under this initiative, the state will award one grant for each of the twelve Economic Development Regions (EDRs) as defined by the Ohio Department of Development. (A map of the EDRs can be found in Section 9.2.)
Attachment 8.1Required Applicant Information and Certifications
Attachment 8.2ODJFS Model Allocation Letter
Attachment 8.3Proposal Scoring Matrix
Attachment 8.4Project Budget
Appendix 9.1Ohio Skills Bank Initiative Design
Appendix 9.2Economic Development Regions (EDR) Map