Iowa Workforce Development Notice of Funding Opportunity
State Agency Name: Iowa Workforce Development
Funding Opportunity Title: Central Iowa Job Training Program FY 2022
Deadline: Applications for the first round of funds are due by Thursday September 30th at 3:00pm
Iowa Workforce Development is requesting proposals from qualified applicants to support a Central Iowa Job Training Program.
The purpose of the Central Iowa Job Training Program is to develop a long-term sustained program to train unemployed and underemployed central Iowans with skills necessary to advance to higher- paying jobs with full benefits. The applicant will submit a plan that details a training program targeted towards skill development and occupational certifications. The training program will provide individuals with the skills necessary to succeed in full-time, benefits oriented, permanent positions.
As a condition of receiving moneys appropriated under this funding opportunity, the sub-recipient of the funds shall testify upon the request of any committee or subcommittee of the State of Iowa General Assembly regarding the expenditure of such moneys.
2. Funding Priorities
There are no competitive funding priorities for this opportunity.
3. Performance Measures
All applications must include performance measures that logically connect a project’s goal(s) with
proposed activities and demonstrate an overall theory of change.
4. Program Authority
IWD has authority to provide funding is provided through a State of Iowa General Assembly line- item appropriation of $100,000 from the Skilled Worker and Job Creation Fund in the Economic Development Appropriations Act.
a. “Applicant” means an organization submitting applications in response to the NOFO.
b.“NOFO” means this Notice of Funding Opportunity and any attachments, exhibits, schedules or addenda.
c.“Participant” means a reportable individual who has received grant-assisted services.
d.“Sub grantee” means a legal entity to which a subgrants is awarded and which is accountable to the grantee for the use of the funds provided.
1. Estimated Available Funds
2. Estimated Award Amount
IWD anticipates awarding grants Grant awards may vary in amount as determined by the scope of the project. Funding decisions are made as funding is available and IWD is not obligated to provide the maximum grant amount requested.
3. Project and Award Period
The period of performance for this award is one year. Applicants should plan for a 9-month budget
period. IWD estimates the following project dates:
• Start Date: 10/1/2021
• End Date: 6/30/2022
Dates are tentative and are subject to change. Final dates will be determined during the award
4.Use of Funds
As a condition of receiving the funds appropriated under this RFP, the Contractor shall testify upon the request of any committee or subcommittee of the State of Iowa General Assembly regarding the expenditure of such funds.
All funds requested through the Budget Narrative and Budget Summary Form should provide justification for the costs and the majority of the funds requested should closely match the program priorities.
See attached documents for further information. Contact Allison Hanrahan at Allison.Hanrahan@iwd.iowa.gov for questions.