In-School Youth (ISY) and Out of School Youth (OSY) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Programs Concept Paper
In accordance with Section 3-03(b)(1) of the Procurement Policy Board Rules, the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) will be issuing a Concept Paper for the In-School Youth (ISY) and Out of School Youth (OSY) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Programs. Following release of this concept paper, DYCD will issue a request-for-proposals (RFP) for new programs. In July, 2014, WIOA replaced the Workforce Investment Act and reinforced the nation’s commitment to employment, training, adult education, and vocational rehabilitation programs. WIOA has significant implications for improving services for low-income and disconnected youth, and broadens key definitions of eligibility, skills deficiency, and barriers to employment, all of which expand access to essential workforce development programs for vulnerable youth. WIOA also encourages the development of career pathways that connect progressive levels of training, education, and credentials, and supports skills development that meets the demands of the labor market. DYCD recognizes these challenges as well as the importance of providing comprehensive supportive services to promote success for participating Out of School Youth and In School Youth and focuses on helping these youth build the skills and confidence to succeed. Through this RFP, DYCD is seeking appropriately qualified organizations to implement federally-funded WIOA OSY and ISY programs. DYCD aims to fund an integrated and holistic program model that will strengthen NYC’s workforce development system and help young people gain the support, educational credentials and skills needed to succeed in today’s economy. This concept paper can be downloaded below.
September 4, 2015: Download Concept Paper (in PDF)
The Department of Youth and Community Development is extending the due date to submit comments for the In-school Youth (ISY) and Out of School Youth (OSY) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program concept paper to October 16, 2015.
Please email comments on the concept paper to DYCD at CP@dycd.nyc.gov no later than October 16, 2015. Please enter “WIOA Concept Paper” in the subject line.
Written comments also may be submitted to Milagros Ramirez, Senior Planner, Policy, Research and Program Development, Department of Youth and Community Development, 2 Lafayette Street, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10007.