2019-20 Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Request for Proposal (RFP)
The application period for Youth Apprenticeship Local Grants for the 2019-20 school year is now open. The deadline to submit completed application materials is 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2019.
The purpose of the grant is to sustain and expand the statewide youth apprenticeship program. All local partnerships must be approved by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) to operate a Youth Apprenticeship Program.
Funding under this RFP is available to local consortiums, which mutually implement and coordinate a YA program via a local consortium steering committee. Local consortiums are defined as:
- One or more school district
- One or more colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System.
- Apprenticeship Training Representative(s) from the Registered Apprenticeship program
- Organized labor
- Workforce Development Board / Workforce Investment Board.
- Chambers of Commerce
- Other public agencies or non-profit organizations
- Other contributing individuals
Grant requests are limited to $900 per youth apprentice served, and grantees must serve at least 25 students to be eligible. All grant awards are contingent upon the availability of state funds. The grant application materials are available for review below.
2019-20 Local Youth Apprenticeship RFP Application Materials
- Secretary's Cover Letter
- RFP Guidelines
- RFP Application - Narrative
- RFP Application - Budget
- Supplement 1: YA Partnership Agreement
- Supplement 2: YA School District Affiliation Agreement
- Supplement 3: Performance Improvement Plan
Additionally, a YA Biannual Student Profile will be a required part of this year's grant. This new form can be found at: Youth Apprenticeship Forms and Publications.
If you have questions about the youth apprenticeship program or desire technical assistance in planning a new program, please contact:
2019-20 Request for Proposal (RFP) Bidders Webinar
The bidder's webinar was held Wednesday, February 28th, 2019, from 10:30 - 11:30 am. This webinar explains the grant application, highlights any changes from the previous year, and has an open period for question-and-answer with DWD staff.
Third Quarter Budget Modifications
March 31st was the deadline for students to enroll in the 2018-19 year for Youth Apprenticeship. Our statewide enrollment for 2018-19 stands at 5,073, which is another all-time high for the Youth Apprenticeship program.
Although we exceeded our enrollment goals statewide, there were still some consortiums that individually did not meet their enrollment goals, and will be required to give back funding due to the $900 per student cap. Meanwhile, there are several consortiums that surpassed their original enrollment goals, and can apply for additional funding. The additions will come from the total pool of funds to be turned back. Applying for additional funding is a competitive process, and requires a justification for use of the funds.
The Third Quarter Modification Form can be found here.
All forms must be returned by April 12, 2019. Once all forms are returned, modifications will be routed and approved. The approval process may be moved up if all consortiums submit their forms before the due date.