RFP from Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance

Request for Proposals: Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance

Raise the Floor: Improving the Quality of Low-Wage Work for Workers, for Businesses and for Communities

Release Date: April 25, 2014      Due Date: June 20, 2014

The Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance collaborates with employers and other workforce stakeholders to increase employment and earnings for underprepared workers in the Chicago region. The work of the Funder Alliance is built upon the recognition that a skilled workforce creates competitive advantages for regional economic and community development. This recognition has led the Funder Alliance to identify five strategic priorities, which are:

  1. Support for new and existing workforce partnerships in high-priority industry sectors that lead to higher earnings, credential attainment and career advancement for underprepared Chicago-area residents;
  2. Aligning workforce development and economic development activities;
  3. Policy and systems reform that facilitates access to and delivery of effective education and training;
  4. Improvements to data collection, analysis and use leading to more efficient service delivery, high-quality services and better consumer information; and
  5. Workforce innovation.

Questions and Responses to: Matthew Bruce, Executive Director mbruce@cct.org / 312-565-2161 

Full RFP available here.