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CITY OF SHREVEPORT - Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Guidelines

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Submission Deadline:  Monday, August 30, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

This NOFA announces the availability of funding under CDBG to community based, not-for-profit organizations that implement programs and/or projects addressing designated non-housing services for the youth and children, elderly, homeless services, and economic development. Services are limited to the City of Shreveport. 

Funding is contingent upon the approval of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development budget. No grant amount will exceed $50,000. The average grant amount will be $20,000.00.  Only organizations, with a 501(c) (3) nonprofit status and a minimum of one year experience providing one of the related services are qualified to apply. 

Projects selected under this NOFA will be retroactive to July 01, 2021. This NOFA is located on the City’s website at www.shreveportla.gov then click on the Community Development’s webpage.

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

AND LOCAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD 71

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR 

ONE-STOP OPERATOR SERVICES

WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)

Proposal Release Date:  April 21, 2021

Proposal Submission Deadline:  May 14, 2021 4:00 PM CST

The City of Shreveport Department of Community Development, Bureau of Workforce in partnership with the Local Workforce Development Board 71, hereafter referred to as LWDB 71 is requesting proposals from committed and qualified entities to serve as One Stop Operator for the comprehensive one-stop center for employment and training services at Caddo American Job Center and capable of providing services in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  LWDB 71 seeks to strengthen the workforce development system for City of Shreveport residents and its employers. It is the intent of LWDB 71 to fund an entity that will focus on operating the American Job Center in an inclusive and efficient manner that supports effective service delivery through integration of services with Adult and Dislocated Workers (Title I), Adult Basic Education (Title II), Wagner-Peyser (Title III), Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Title IV), Department of Social and Health Services, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families as well as other agencies and community partners.

The contract resulting from this RFP is anticipated to begin July 1, 2021 and continue through June 30, 2022.  LWDB 71 reserves the option to extend the contract term for three (3) additional 12-month periods, based on future funding availability, additional proposed rulemaking from the U. S. Department of Labor, community need, contractors' performance, and other factors. Proposals will be accepted from any public, private for-profit or non-profit entity that can demonstrate the administrative capability to successfully provide the services identified in this RFP. The content of the accepted proposals will become the basis for the negotiation of a final contract agreement. This negotiation will include all elements of the proposal and may include additional elements as negotiated.

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City of Shreveport - Youth Request for Services

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

WIOA REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Deadline:  Friday, April 9, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.

Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB 71), is Requesting For Proposals (RFP) from qualified organizations that are interested in providing year-round services to eligible youth in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, which hereby supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the State of Louisiana Interpretations, the LWDB plans and policies, and in accordance with the Local Workforce Development Area 71 (LWDA 71) requirements.

A Pre-Bidders Orientation will initiate via a Zoom meeting Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.CST.  Bidders must contact Penny Butler by noon March 9, 2021 to be added to the teleconference with name of individual(s) that will be in attendance and an email and phone number for a contact with that agency that will be in attendance via Zoom to the orientation.   Login information will be made available on our website: https://www.shreveportla.gov/908/Workforce after 2:00 pm March 9, 2021. 

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