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WIOA Out of School Youth and Young Adult Programs
Issue Date:  April 30, 2018
Response Deadline:  May 31, 2018
Funding Period:  June 26, 2018 - June 30, 2019

Download full RFP here

Revised schedule for the OSY RFP 


Committee Review and Recommendation – June 1 – June 22, 2018


Contract Development – June 22-28, 2018


Anticipated Contract Start Date – June 29, 2018.

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Addendum added


2nd Addendum added


Schedule of Events

Download Questions & Answers here

Questions & Answers added 5/15/18

2nd set of Questions & Answers added 5/18/18



Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Out-of-School Youth


The Alliance for Business and Training (AB&T), in coordination with the Northeast TN Workforce Development Board (NETWDB), announces the release of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding to organizations providing youth and young adult workforce development services in Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington counties in Local Workforce Development Area -1, in Northeast Tennessee, with the possible expansion of services to include Hancock, Hawkins, and Greene counties. Service area will be finalized in contract development.


Request for Proposals (RFP) purpose: to identify and fund organizations that will design innovative programming and comprehensive services that result in out-of-school youth and young adults (OSY), ages 18-24, achieving academic and employment success. This procurement action will award a single or multiple contracts to be allocated for work experience and related activities. The award period is June 26, 2018 – June 30, 2019. This amount is based upon anticipated available funding.  Final determination of funding, service levels, and service area will be determined during contract development. WIOA gives priority of funds to paid and unpaid work experiences that have as a component academic and occupational education, which may include summer employment opportunities and other employment opportunities available throughout the program year, including, but not limited to, pre-apprenticeship programs, internships and job shadowing, and on-the-job training opportunities to out of school youth.


NETWDB/AB&T will evaluate all proposals submitted by the time and date indicated below and will competitively award contracts to OSY providers whose submissions are most responsible and responsive to this solicitation. RFP posted and accessible as of 4:30p.m. April 30, 2018 online at,, and the Alliance for Business and Training on Facebook and Twitter. Printed copies are available upon request at the AB&T office. Potential respondents may submit all questions related to the RFP to Ginger Lyons by phone at (423) 547-7515 ext. 124 or by email at

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