Advance Central PA regularly posts public notices pertaining to workforce development programs, procurement opportunities, etc.

Open public notices are listed below.

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RFP / Contracting Opportunities

Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation (CPWDC), dba Advance Central PA, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the local Workforce Development Board for the Central Pennsylvania Region. Our 9-county WDA includes Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union counties. Advance Central PA is responsible for planning, evaluation, and oversight of workforce development programs/services in the nine-county regions. Utilizing the various methods of procurement, Advance Central PA solicits products and services from the community at large. All proposals will be screened for inclusion of all required information and evaluated by a committee. Once the committee evaluates and ranks all proposals received, a recommendation is made to the Board of Directors or Executive Management. Advance Central PA strongly encourages all vendors to read all sections of the procurement and adhere to the submission instructions.

Advance Central PA releases solicitations for commodities and services on a periodic basis. Please continue to visit our website periodically for formal solicitations.



Open RFPs


EARN Program Services

CPWDC (dba Advance Central PA) competitively seeks one or more qualified providers with collaborative, innovative approaches to delivering comprehensive, high quality, effective services tailored to the individual needs of TANF, ETANF, and SNAP recipients in Central PA.

The selected provider(s) will ensure participants are successfully welcomed and enrolled in the EARN program, receive ready and individualized access to a full menu of services that lead to development and attainment of meaningful goals, remediation of barriers, credential attainment, increased skills, and ultimately placement and retention in a desired career pathway, self-sufficiency outcomes, and family stability.

Services are sought in the following counties: Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union.  Services will be based in Central Region PA CareerLink® sites.

Eligible organizations with or without previous experience as contractors with CPWDC are encouraged to submit proposals.

This solicitation covers the period from October 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 with renewal options possible on an annual basis based on performance.

Download all three documents. Proposals are due September 2, 2021.

Local / Regional Plan

The Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation (CPWDC), dba Advance Central PA, is a Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act of 2014. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires local workforce development boards and chief elected officials to engage in an integrated regional and local workforce planning process to prepare, submit, and obtain approval of a single collaborative regional plan that incorporates local plans for each of the local areas within the given workforce planning region. This Includes the Central Workforce Development Area and Juniata County within the South-Central Workforce Development Area. These plans serve as a four-year action plans to develop, align, and integrate service delivery strategies to support the Commonwealth’s vision and strategic and operational goals.

2020-2022 Regional and Local Plans

Advance Central PA’s Regional and Local Plans for the period July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2025, outlining the workforce strategies and goals have been reviewed and approved by the Workforce Development Board, Local Elected Officials Board, and the Commonwealth. The plans outline strategic workforce priorities for the next four years.

PY 2021-2024 Regional Plan

PY 2021-2024 Local Plan

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