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Request for Proposals (RFP)#: R-1011-15-8025 for Urban Youth Works

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     ALERT: Due to the volume of proposals received, ODJFS will not meet the estimated timeline listed in the RFP. All vendors that submitted proposals will receive a letter when the final selections are made.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ (ODJFS) releases this Request for Proposals (RFP), R-1011-15-8025 Urban Youth Works.  The purpose of this RFP is to obtain proposals for innovative local employment and training programs to provide meaningful employment for urban youth. Organizations submitting proposals must show how the proposed project will provide employment and educational services to disconnected urban youth.

ODJFS will only accept proposals from local Workforce Investment Boards or their designated entities, employers, educational institutions (able to provide 12 month certificate programs), local and state government entities and private not-for-profit entities.  Qualified organizations may submit individually, or may form partnerships or collaborations for providing services.  Partnership/collaborative proposals are encouraged but proposals must be submitted by one clearly identified lead organization.

All potential applicants must submit a mandatory expression of interest via the State of Ohio Federal Stimulus Initiative website at http://www.recovery.ohio.gov/opportunities/state/.  Any interested organization that fails to register its intent through this website by the July 22, 2009 deadline will be disqualified from consideration.

Private sector for-profit organizations may only participate as partners in a collaboration in which a government or not-for-profit entity will serve as the lead organization and fiscal agent.  Private sector for-profit entities may not submit proposals individually nor may they act as the lead organization or fiscal agent for any collaboratively proposed projects.

RFP - Primary Document