WorkReady Summer Programs

Posted by Philadelphia Youth Network on August 1, 2016

JUST RELEASED: Requests for Proposals for WorkReady Summer Programs

WorkReady Summer Programs
Release of WorkReady Summer Request for Proposals

To implement WorkReady Summer Programs, the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) announces the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to allocated federal funds, which will be available as of March 1, 2017. Non-profits and for-profit organizations that can provide educationally-enriched, career exposure and work-based-learning opportunities for youth ages 12-21 years during summer 2017 are encouraged to apply.

The RFP is currently available online at:,, and

Proposal Timeline

RFP Release Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016

Notice of Intent to Apply: Due Monday, August 22, 5:00 p.m.

Bidders’ Conference:
Monday, August 15, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
The Free Library, Montgomery Auditorium
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Proposal Due: Friday, September 16, 2016, 12:00 P.M.

Review and Selection Period: September to October 2016

Approval of Awards: December 2016

Notification: January 2017

Contract Start Date: No later than April 1, 2017

Notification of Intent to Apply
Prospective respondents are mandated to submit a “Notice of Intent to Apply” form (Attachment 1 within RFP) to inform PYN of their intent to submit an application. The form must be emailed to and is due no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 22, 2016. This notification is for planning purposes to assist in securing the necessary number of reviewers.

Bidders’ Conference
A Bidders’ Conference will be held on Monday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m. at The Free Library (Montgomery Auditorium), located at 1901 Vine Street. Attendance is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Please RSVP your attendance by visiting and completing the RSVP form. You will be required to include the number of persons attending and the name of your organization.

All questions and answered collected prior to, as well as at the Bidder’s Conference, will be posted within four business days following the Bidder’s Conference on

Who is Eligible to Submit a Proposal?
PYN is seeking proposals from schools, non-profits, and for-profit youth-serving organizations, with significant capacity, demonstrable youth-development experience and outcomes to operate WorkReady Summer 2017 employment programs during the contract period. All respondents will be required to demonstrate that they have the fiscal and administrative capacity to manage a program at whatever scale they propose.

Proposals are due Friday, September 16 by 12:00 p.m. Please note that late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

If you have any questions about this process, please email

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