RFI FOR SECONDARY AND POST-SECONDARY INTERNSHIP FUNDS
Date of Issue: August 11, 2016
Applications Due: September 2, 2016 by 4:00 p.m.
Submission to: Sally Redpath, Grant Manager
FY 2017 Vermont Department of Labor Secondary and
Post-secondary Internship Application
Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) Internship Program Grants are intended to support work-based learning opportunities for students with Vermont employers. Eligible applicants include Vermont employers, trade, business and labor associations, schools, and other public and private entities. Applicants must clearly demonstrate ability to manage internships and match Vermont employers with students and recent graduates from public and private secondary and post-secondary schools. Students include Vermont residents in high school or college (in Vermont or out) or those who graduated within the past 24 months, and non-residents who are currently enrolled in a Vermont school or who graduated from a Vermont school within the past 24 months.
Funding will only be awarded to Programs or Projects that meet the following criteria:
a. Must include Vermont employers who have a clear commitment to new jobs and hiring Vermonters
b. Must demonstrate their regular interaction, work and partnership with the VDOL Career Centers
c. Provide an opportunity for interns to learn skills, competencies and behaviors to succeed in the workplace.
d. Include clear measures of job performance and skill mastery
e. Demonstrate the employer (supervisors, managers, directors, or owners) supervision of the intern(s)
f. Demonstrate an ability to effectively report results to VDOL in a timely manner
g. Comply with all Vermont and federal labor laws. Direct questions to VDOL.
h. Persons or Entities, including sub-contractor, not in good standing with the Vermont departments of Labor, Taxes, Financial Regulations, Office of Child Support, or Vermont Attorney General’s Office, will not receive grant funding or monies under this program.
i. Persons or entities, including sub-contractors, who are under federal or state debarment will not receive grant funding or monies under this program.
Applications for the Department of Labor’s Internship Program will be due by 4:00 PM Thursday, September 2, 2016. For an application packet, please contact Sally Redpath firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-828-4394 before August 25, 2016.
Terms and Conditions
As a public sector organization, the Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) is generally required to solicit formal bids through a RFI process.