Request for Proposals

Legal Notice

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission – The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Request for Proposals for PY 2019 Youth Programs

Attention: Local Community Agencies, Local Labor Organizations, Local Educational Agencies, Other Interested Persons/Parties

The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (RPC), Administrative Entity for Workforce Innovation Area #17 (Champaign, Iroquois, Ford, and Piatt Counties) is requesting proposals under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for employment and training programs for youth to operate in Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, and Piatt Counties between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.

Proposal guidelines and requirements will be made available to parties interested in delivering youth programs with emphasis on serving youth year round within a comprehensive workforce development system; summer representing only a part of the long-term development strategy for the youth participants. Eligible proposals must reflect the requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and guidance as issued under the Training and Employment Notice Letter No. 5-14 (USDOL), dated July 22, 2014.

Interested individuals or organizations may obtain further information or proposal information packet from Toriana Rhone, Program Manager, by phone at 217-531-8268, e-mail (trhone@ccrpc.org), or a written request sent to the Illinois workNet Center (1307 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign, IL 61821). All potential providers are encouraged to apply.

It is anticipated that a total of $300,000 will be available to support WIOA youth programs for the period of July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

Statement of Limitations: This notice of Request for Proposals (RFP) does not commit the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission to award any contracts. The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission reserves the right to make any adjustments to this RFP which may be necessary due to the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) or any other regulatory changes, to accept or reject any or all proposals received as a result of this request, to negotiate with qualified sources, or to cancel an RFP in whole or in part.

Note: All proposals must be submitted no later than March 22, 2019, by 5pm to the Illinois workNet Center (1307 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign, IL 61821.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.