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ApprenticeshipTexas Expansion Grant

Solicitation ID: 32020-00047

Status: Closed

Contact Name: RFA Grants

Contact Number: 512-936-7960

Contact Email: RFAgrants@twc.state.tx.us

Response Due Date: 6/18/2020

Response Due Time: 10:00 AM

Agency/Texas SmartBuy Member Number: 320

Days Solicited: 21+ Days for Solicitation Notice

Solicitation Posting Date: 5/6/2020

Last Modified: 6/18/2020 10:01 am

Solicitation Description:

This RFA requires the establishment of an Apprenticeship Navigator and encourages employers to start new Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs) and increase and diversify participation in existing apprenticeship programs.

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the administering entity for programs created under this solicitation. This RFA is made available to Local Workforce Development Boards (Boards), community and technical colleges, and Consortia. Providing this funding opportunity to a wider range of eligible Applicants, and particularly, local Consortia, will allow for regional collaboration and opportunities to identify and address common community issues, challenges, and needs. TWC will make awards to consortia first, and individual applicants will be awarded with remaining available funds only after all qualified high-quality consortia have been awarded. In turn, this will maximize growth and encourage coordination with local industry and workforce partners to develop new RAPs and expand existing RAPs to include new occupations and Underrepresented Populations.

This RFA requires an Applicant’s program to include New Apprentices, in support of the state’s goal of adding two thousand and sixty-one (2,061) New Apprentices.

In addition to increasing the number of New Apprentices, an Applicant’s program should demonstrate its ability to support one or both of two (2) additional TWC performance targets:

• establishing thirty-three (33) new RAPs; and,

• expanding sixty-six (66) existing RAPs by adding new occupations or adding New Apprentices.

Class/Item Code: 92418-Educational Services, Alternative
92486-Vocational Training, All Types (Including Vocational Rehabilitation And Technical Education)
92400-Educational/Training Services
91838-Education And Training Consulting