Request For Proposal by the West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board

The West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board is an administrative agency that uses contractors for direct services related to employment and training. WDBWCW contracts with for‐profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as private and public sector businesses. Periodically, WDBWCW solicits request for proposals to interested parties that can provide services and programs the organization specializes in such as case management, work sites, job search and placement services, service provider sites, and administrative services. WDBWCW publicizes its requests for proposals (RFP) through public notices placed in local publications of record. The requests are also featured on WDBWCW’s website and distributed via mailings to a list of potential candidates.

New Requests for Proposals - PATHWAYS HOME GRANT for West Central Wisconsin's 9 county WDA

This Announcement solicits applications for Pathway Home projects Reentry Service Solutions Partner RFP. The purpose of this pilot program is to provide eligible, incarcerated individuals in state correctional facilities or local or county jails with workforce services prior to release and to continue services after release by transitioning the participants into reentry programs in the communities to which they will return. These grants are job-driven and build connections to local employers that will enable transitioning offenders to secure employment.

These projects ensure that transitioning offenders are prepared to meet the needs of their local labor markets with the skills valued by employers. Applicants must ensure that occupational training provided has no federal, state, or local regulations that restrict individuals with criminal records from obtaining licenses or other necessary credentials in that career. Therefore, applicants will need to research existing barriers for individuals with criminal records in relation to specific industries. Employer connections will inform specific program curricula and ensure relevance to the needs of local businesses and jobs. Teaching transitioning offenders foundational skills, such as job readiness, employability, and job search strategies, in addition to providing apprenticeships and occupational training leading to industry-recognized credentials, can provide access to employment and reduce the likelihood of reoffending.

  • RFP Announcement Posted on November 1, 2021
  • Request a Copy of the Narrative and Budget Template/Info at your convenience Reentry Services Solutions Partner RFP
  • Full RFP Announcement Posted to Website 11/11/2021
  • Indicate Intent by 11/12/2021
  • Questions to the WDBWCW by 11/17/2021
  • Applications Due by 11/24/2021
  • Scoring Completed 11/30/2021
  • Awards Announced 12/01/2021