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Release date: September 9, 2015

Due date: September, 18, 2015



In June 2015, Metropolitan Community Services, dba (MCS-T.O.U.C.H.) was awarded the Training to Work 3 – Adult Reentry grant funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, (DOL). The purpose of the grant is to develop and implement career pathway programs in demand sector occupations for men and women, including veterans and people with disabilities, who are at least 18 years old and who are enrolled in a work release program (WRP).

Since the award of this grant, we have received additional guidance from DOL on how to implement this grant which will impact the services you have agreed to provide. Additional information from DOL and their reporting requirements are due next month.

MCS-T.O.U.C.H. will be responsible for determining eligibility and screening as part of a pre-enrollment process. Once the suitability of the participant is determined, T.O.U.C.H. will enroll the participant into the program. Placement with partner agencies will be based on the participant’s choice, service needs, and participant’s interest. Partners are not required to provide all of the core services.

Attached is an overview of the core services definitions for your review. Please identify and respond to the questions pertaining to each service that you are planning to provide.

Statement of Need

Metropolitan Community Services, dba (MCS-T.O.U.C.H.) is soliciting price quotations for an integrated set of participant-level services, such as case management, training, certifications and workforce activities such as employment placement and retention, and follow-up services. As described by the USDOL, “This grant program is designed to strengthen the communities where the majority of ex-offenders return. The grant will provide training and employment for inmates age 18 and older participating in work release programs. The program focuses on training opportunities that lead to industry recognized credentials and job opportunities along career pathways. Program partners are expected participate in the Career Pathway Collaboration (CPC) led by T.O.U.C.H. The CPC leadership team will create a career pathways program(s) with identified career pathways in demand sectors within the community and define specific responsibilities for each organization.

For the complete RFQ, please click the link below:
RFQ – Training to Work