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There is a list we receive from the Office of Labor Market Information within the RFP packet. It can be found starting on page 6. You may propose a training program with focus on an area not included on the “in-demand occupations” list. However, if this is done, you must have supporting documentation that the proposed focused occupation is in demand.
An example would be letters from employers stating their need for employees in whatever occupation you are proposing. This is up to the proposer, as long as it is clear that the occupation training you propose is in fact in demand.
No. You must document the client’s residency, but it does not have to be in Delaware.
An individual is considered a carry-in when that individual is enrolled in the previous contract period and has not completed the occupational skills training portion by the last day of the previous contract period (June 30th).
No. Sixty percent of the total award (not including direct benefits) is dispersed based on the monthly financial reports submitted by the contractor to the DOL/DET fiscal unit.
24-29 hours per week are considered part-time employment. A client must be working no less than 24 hours per week to be considered for performance.
Yes. Proposer may write a letter for the Workforce Development Board requesting the information.
In New Castle County, there are five (5) contractors serving approximately 380 clients. In Kent County, there are two (2) contractors serving approximately 99 clients. In Sussex County, there are three (3) contractors serving approximately 120 clients.
No, there is no break in services. Once a client completes the occupational skills training (OST), they must go right into intensive job search (IJS).
Clerical ————– $3,357.00
Mechanical ——– $5,113.00
Health ————— $5,329.00
Soft Mechanical – $2,955.00
Please Note: This cost includes Direct Benefits
No, you can propose what you see fit. If funded, you may be asked to serve a specific number of clients.
Only if you specifically propose this. Currently, no contractors operate this way, but it has been done in the past.
Yes, if you propose to do so. For example, if you propose a program to work with the women at a specific prison, you may do so.
You would include the number of clients you can serve related to the budget proposed. If you have a class of 20, but are only proposing to serve 10 with this contract, then you would indicate 10 total enrollments, not 20.
No. For example, if in Target Question 1 the proposal stated “After completion of CNA training and certification, clients will get a job with a starting wage of $10.00 an hour”, but in fact clients obtained employment starting at $8.00 an hour, there is no penalty for this. However, you are held accountable to the performance measures in the RFP, which does include the adult average earnings measure.
Include only active clients. For new proposers, this would be all you plan to serve.
No. This as well as other corrections to the RFP have been made. The revised RFP can be found at

NOTE: Changes have been made to Target Questions 2, 3, and 4. All changes involve the elimination of questions.

The budget should reflect 100% of what you are requesting through the proposal.
When completing this portion of the budget, you must indicate the total salary for staff who would be funded with the contract. For example, if an employee total salary is 20,000.00 and they were expected to spend 50% of their time on this BC Adult training program, then you would indicate 10,000.00 for “This Program” and 10,000.00 for “Other”.
Direct Benefits are defined in the definitions section of the RFP as services such as transportation, child care, dependent care, housing, and needs-related payments, that are necessary to enable an individual to participate in activities authorized under this title, consistent with the provisions of this title.

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