Request for proposal (RFP) for youth programming

April 13, 2020

Today, the Workforce Innovation Board is pleased to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) inviting youth service providers to apply for grants totaling up to $500,000, with a $300,000 maximum awarded per contract. 

The financial award(s) will sponsor creative programming designed to increase job readiness, expand work experience, and generate employment opportunities for In-School Youth and/or Out-Of-School Youth (ages 16-24). 


Successful projects will:

  • Demonstrate commitment to innovative programming
  • Involve strategic collaboration (partnerships among employers, community-based organizations, educational institutions, and others) 
  • Drive positive outcomes for participants and the broader community


Applicants may include individual or joint proposals from: 

  • Educational institutions
  • For-profit companies
  • Non-profits
  • Public agencies


The WIB anticipates announcing contracts in the spring of 2020 with the initial period of performance July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. 

Download the RFP here.

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The DuPage County Workforce Innovation Board is a business-led policy and decision- making body created under the federal law called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  All Board members are appointed by Daniel J. Cronin, the Chief Elected Official of DuPage County. The majority of the Workforce Board membership represents local business leaders in the community as well as representatives from economic development agencies, community-based organizations, education, organized labor and public assistance agencies.