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Philadelphia Works RFP for TANF Youth Development

Background and Purpose

Philadelphia Works announces this release of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Youth Development (TANF YD) funding to entities interested in providing workforce development services and supports to Philadelphia’s youth and young adult job seekers and employers. Services sought via this RFP will be supported with TANF YD funding originating with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and administered by Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor & Industry (LI).

In support of the City’s workforce development strategy, Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine, and Philadelphia Works’ approved WIOA Local Plan, youth workforce development services are provided for both in-school and out-of-school youth. These services are an integral part of Philadelphia’s overall strategy to provide quality services and empower youth. This strategy includes comprehensive, year round and summer work experiences that provide opportunities for youth to achieve 21st Century Skills and gain an understanding of career and work.

Who is Eligible to Apply

Eligible applicants include any: For-profit, Non-profit, Local Education Agency, Institution of Higher Education, or Government agency, that can demonstrate the capacity and experience to successfully provide youth workforce development services as outlined. The RFP process is open to both current Philadelphia Works contractors, as well as qualified organizations that have not previously contracted with Philadelphia Works1. Proposals that sub-contract more than thirty percent of the program administrative services will not be reviewed. Submissions will be accepted, and proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis through Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5pm, contingent upon the availability of funds.

Selected contractors will be required to supply evidence of appropriate licenses, insurance, relevant internal procedures, etc., prior to contract execution. The list of required documentation will be provided by Philadelphia Works upon selection through the RFP process. Philadelphia Works, in soliciting requests for proposals shall not discriminate against any person or organization submitting a response pursuant to this Request for Proposal because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnic group, national origin, or other basis prohibited by law

To ensure Philadelphia Works maintains an open competition process, all inquiries regarding this RFP must be submitted via email to

As proposals are received, Philadelphia Works will review and evaluate on a rolling basis through Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5pm.

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