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

Open public notices are listed below. 

Advance Central PA’s Local and Regional Plans as well as Stevens Amendment information is also on this page.

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RFP / Contracting Opportunities

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 RFP

Video and Print Production Highlighting Manufacturing and CTE

Advance Central PA announces a request for proposals (RFP) to procure a professional video production company to capture engaging content and story lines that promote high school Career & Technical Education (CTE) as a solid and smart strategy leading to stable, high-paying career opportunities with local manufacturers. The chosen vendor will also directly or through a subcontract develop high-quality print and social media materials using still photography and design to promote careers with Central Pennsylvania manufacturing companies and CTE as a pathway to those good jobs.

Advance Central PA, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is a local Workforce Development Board (WDB) authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. The Central Region Local Workforce Area includes Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Mifflin, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties.

This project is supported with funding from a Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) Manufacturing Training to Career Grant.

Proposals are due November 1, 2022.

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.

PY 2021-2024 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.

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Stevens Amendment

The purpose of the Stevens Amendment is to ensure transparency and accountability in federal spending. It requires recipients of federal grants and cooperative agreements to acknowledge the funding. The provision can be read in Public Law 116-260, Section 505 of division H.

The text of Stevens Amendment says: When issuing statements, press releases, requests for proposals, bid solicitations and other documents describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal money, all grantees receiving Federal funds included in this act, shall clearly state—  (1) the percentage of the total costs of the program or project which will be financed with Federal money;  (2) the dollar amount of Federal funds for the project or program; and  (3) percentage and dollar amount of the total costs of the project or program that will be financed by non-governmental sources.

  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs are federally supported 100.00% by the U.S. Department of Labor as part of an award totaling $7,704,532.03 with $0.00 (0.00%) state, local and/or non-governmental funds.
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs are federally supported 99.34% by the U.S. Department of Human Services as part of an award totaling $3,900,839.14 with $25,952.00 (0.66%) state, local, and/or non-governmental funds.
  • Discretionary grants are federally supported 30.62% by the U.S. Department of Labor as part of an award totaling $807,889.13 with $1,830,353.04 (69.38%) state, local and/or non-governmental funds.