Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Young Adult Services Request for Proposals (RFP)

WorkForce Central is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify and select a qualified subrecipient for Department of Labor federal funds to provide Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Young Adult Services in Pierce County. WIOA Title I Young Adult Services prepare in-school and out-of-school young adults ages 16-24 for employment; this includes career pathway exploration, training, education, work experience, supportive services, and follow-up.

The organization selected through this RFP will serve as the anchor WIOA Title I Young Adult core services provider for Pierce County, with an anticipated start date between April 1 – July 1, 2023. This organization will help young adults prepare to secure and retain living wage jobs, while contributing to the following goals for WIOA Title I Young Adult Services in our community:

  1. Improve outreach, services, and positive employment and education outcomes for young adults who are furthest from opportunities and who experience systemic barriers to employment.
  2. Collaborate and coordinate services with other WIOA Title I Young Adult Services providers, WorkSource Pierce partners, and community-based service providers.
  3. Increase use of innovative, high impact, and best practice strategies and programs that connect young adults to wraparound supports, training, education, and mentorship opportunities.


Potential bidders and others who may be interested in the WIOA Title I Young Adult Services RFP are invited to the virtual Bidders’ Conference on September 28, 2022, 1:00–3:00 pm for an opportunity to ask questions about RFP requirements and online proposal submission.

RFP Release 9/14/2022
Bidders’ Conference 9/28/2022, 1:00 – 3:00 pm PDT
Deadline for Questions 11/7/2022, 5:00 pm PST
Proposals Due 11/8/2022, 5:00 pm PST
Announcement of Subaward On or near 1/3/2023
Anticipated Subaward Start Date As early as 4/1/2023 but no later than 7/1/2023

Questions & Answers

Have a question? Use the RFP Question Form to submit your questions. Questions and answers will be posted to this webpage for public access as they become available. The deadline for questions is November 7, 2022, 5:00 pm PST.

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