RFP 2021-1, JobPlus Case Management Services

Response Due: February 17, 2021
RFP Closing Date: February 17, 2021


The Jobs Plus Program consists of the following three core components:

1) Employment-Related Services HUD expects grantees to partner with the local Department of Labor Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and Mass Hire Job Center (AJC /One-Stop) to offer multiple employment-related services for residents with a range of employment needs. Local Labor Market Information (LMI) should be used both for initial planning and analysis of available local employment opportunities, as well as for monitoring ongoing trends. Program services provided on-site should include, but need not be limited to, the following:

• Career exploration/job readiness workshops

• Job search and job placement assistance

• Entrepreneurship workshops

• Work experience including on-the-job training, internships, pre-apprenticeships and registered apprenticeships (HUD encourages opportunities for residents to be paid while training whenever possible)

• Facilitated connections to education and training opportunities

• Rapid re-employment assistance in the event of job loss

• Proactive post-placement job retention support and career advancement coaching

• Access to computers, phones, fax, and copy machines and other supplies for participants’ employment-related uses as well as adequate training on how to use these technologies. The target site for the program is North Common Village which is a 524-unit development. According to resident data there are 367 eligible Jobs Plus participants. The Lowell Housing Authority estimates that 80% of eligible residents will participate and identifies a goal of 247 participants.