The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking proposals to provide programs that focus on improving employment and independence outcomes for low-income youth.
Programs may include, but are not limited to, elements of: (1) academic achievement; (2) the development of work ethic and job skills; (3) physical activity; (4) resiliency; (5) civic and community engagement; and (6) the prevention of sexual activities, drug use, and criminal behavior.
The awarded bidder will deliver a comprehensive program which provides services focused on addressing the needs of low-income and at-risk youth within the state and assisting them in achieving economic stability and overall wellness.
Funds granted under this RFP may be used to support activities that address either or both of the TANF program purposes, which are:
- Purpose 3: Prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies.
- Purpose 4: Encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.
In addition, the activities selected to support those purposes must yield outcomes promoting one or more of the state’s goals of the TANF program pertaining to youth services. These priority goals include:
- Academic achievement;
- The development of work ethic and job skills;
- Physical activity;
- Civic and community engagement, including volunteerism; and
- The prevention of sexual activities, drug use, and criminal behavior.