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.
GWB invests in strategic partnerships with workforce/network partners with the goal of investing in responsive, innovative, and impactful workforce development programming and to expand capacity of the most successful opportunities. Partnerships are established and funded through grants awarded by the GWB. Information on such opportunities will be listed here as they become available.
NOTE: If you are an employer looking for hiring or employee training, please visit our Employer page for related opportunities.
This program is not soliciting for new partners. The most recent solicitation closed 6/30/2017. More information on the program can be viewed here
The purpose of this Solicitation is to incubate an experienced entity or partnership of entities as a centralized statewide intermediary to support the expansion of K-12 career readiness activities, including paid internships, other work-based learning opportunities, and career exploration activities. The intermediary will implement and scale out a high-quality internship program for high school students and will serve as a centralized coordinating body for the state to scale out career readiness activities in an efficient, demand-driven, and consistent way that meets employers’ needs and is also aligned with the work of K-12 schools. The intermediary will act as a connector between employers and schools and/or other youth-serving organizations to place students in work-based learning and other career readiness activities.
Applications are due on February 8, 2018, and a pre-proposal conference will be scheduled for Friday, January 19th, 1:30-3:00pm at the Department of Labor and Training in Room 73-1. Potential applicants are highly encouraged to attend and RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested applicants can view the Grant Solicitation here