Sector Partnership National Emergency Grant (NEG) - Regional Sector Partnership Development (RSPD)

Grants to New York Nonprofits, For-Profits, and
Agencies for Strategies to Support the Business Sector

GrantWatch ID#: 176690
Agency Type:


New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) - Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions


12/05/16 4:00 PM EST

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Grants of up to $50,000 to New York nonprofits, for-profits, and government agencies to develop partnerships and strategies to meet workforce and business development needs throughout the State. Questions may be submitted through November 28. Funds will provide flexible support in meeting the sector partnership development needs identified as part of 2016 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Regional planning.

The focus of 2016 WIOA Regional planning is the identification of sector- based workforce strategies that lead to the creation of strong regional sector partnerships and products that work to serve regional business needs.

Awards will be made to eligible bidders, on behalf of a sector partnership in each of the following REDC regions: Central New York, New York City, North Country, Southern Tier and Western New York. More specifically, only one award will be made within each of the five regions.

Funds awarded may be used by the bidder in securing expert speakers, group facilitation, career pathway template development, meeting logistics and supplies required for regional sector partnership and priority industry career pathway template development. Procurement of services must be from an organization(s) with expertise in the development of sector partnerships, knowledge of career pathways, and demonstrated success in group planning efforts as appropriate to the service requested.

Funds may be used to cover the fees for services, including, but not limited to:
-The time and travel associated with such services;
-The planning and convening of regional sector partnership meetings;
-The development of materials needed for regional sector partnership meetings and priority industry career pathway instruments;
-The reports detailing the methodology of partnership and career pathway development; and
-The results of the partnership and career pathway templates.

Funds must be used in a fashion that maximizes the development of regional sector partnerships supporting priority industries of the REDCs. Funds remaining but insufficient to establish additional partnerships and pathway activities must be used to distribute templates and lessons learned throughout the State and assist in the replication of the partnership and career pathway process to support current and planned sector based workforce strategies.


It is anticipated that five (5) awards will be made.

Up to $50,000.

Contracts will be awarded for a period not to exceed the end date of the Federal grant currently set to expire on June 30, 2017.

Eligible bidders include:
-Private for-profit businesses;
-Private not-for-profit businesses;
-Industry representatives;
-Workforce system government entities;
-Economic development agencies;
-Education and training providers;
-Community-based organizations; and

Not Funded:
-The acquisition, construction, or renovation of buildings or other real estate;
-The purchase of any equipment or operational software;
-Interest costs incurred by provider agencies;
-Costs of organized fund raising;
-Registration fees;
-Costs associated with NYSDOL staff in the One-Stop Centers; and/or
-Any other costs deemed inappropriate by NYSDOL, and any costs that do not meet the intent of the RFP.

Bidders may submit questions via electronic mail ( Questions regarding this RFP will be accepted on an ongoing basis until 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on November 28, 2016. No telephone inquiries will be accepted.

All inquiries should include the following reference in the Subject line: “SP-NEG RSPD Question”.

Answers to all questions will be posted on NYSDOL’s web site on an ongoing basis until Friday, November 30, 2016:

-Deadline Date for Questions: November 28, 2016
-Final Date for Responses to Questions: November 30, 2016
-Proposal Due Date: No later than 4:00 PM EST on December 5, 2016
-Projected Notification of Awards: January 4, 2017
-Latest Possible Contract End Date: June 30, 2017 (in the absence of any USDOL/ETA extensions)

Eligible bidders must document the regional sector partnership’s confirmation of their leadership role associated with the RFP. This documentation must include a letter from the identified region’s LWDB previously designated to submit the regional workforce planning document to NYSDOL, confirming the applicant’s leadership role and support of the proposed sector partnership development activities. (See page 4 of the RFP for more information.)

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit proposals to:

Christopher Myers, Workforce Programs Manager
NYS Department of Labor
Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions
State Office Campus
Building 12, Room 440
Albany, New York 12240
Attention: SP-NEG RSPD RFP # SP-6

Direct questions to:

Bid Number SP-6

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