The success of the Rhode Island workforce development system depends on a network of diverse and talented partner programs. We use our Strategic Plan as a guide to help us identify and support innovative, industry-driven partnerships through several grants. The following page identifies workforce/network partnership grants and resources for existing partnerships. If you are interested in becoming a network partner, proposal opportunities will be posted to this page as they become available.
Real Skills for Youth
The purpose of this Grant Solicitation is for qualified organizations to form strategic partnerships to develop and implement high-quality paid work-based learning experiences and career readiness programming for youth in Summer 2020 and/or academic year 2020-21. The Governor’s Workforce Board “Real Skills for Youth” program will continue to build off the long-standing Summer Youth Employment program to enhance and scale work-based learning opportunities for youth, and more tightly connect work-based learning to year-round work readiness programming, by supporting partnerships among schools, youth-serving organizations, industry, and others.
A pre-proposal conference will be scheduled for Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:00am-11:30am at the Department of Labor and Training in Room 73-1 and applications are due on January 31, 2020 no later than 2:00 pm. Attendance is strongly recommended; please send no more than two representatives from your organization and RSVP to email@example.com.
Interested applicants can view the Grant Solicitation here.