REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS--Train Up: Adult Literacy Support for Baltimore City Residents in the COVID-19 Economic Recovery

The Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED), on behalf of the Mayor and City Council, requests proposals for adult education services as part of the Train Up program to help residents obtain their GED and/or improve their grade levels in literacy and/or math so that they can more easily access occupational skills training programs and/or so that they can enter employment with higher literacy levels.

Train Up is part of Baltimore City’s COVID-19 economic recovery strategy, which is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act and will offer occupational training in high-demand sectors, as well as workforce supports including financial empowerment counseling, adult education, legal services, and behavioral health support. MOED will offer financial empowerment services directly, and the remaining services will be provided by contractors to be selected through a competitive RFP process in fall 2022.

These services are supported by a state-awarded grant of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds and shall be used as permitted by the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) § 9901, Pub. L. No. 117-2, codified at 42 U.S.C. § 802 et seq. and to expand apprenticeship and employment training programs as permitted by Maryland's House Bill 588. As such, this grant is 100% federally funded.

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