July 01, 2015

Franklin County Reentry Employment Services

CLOSED. Non-recurring.


The County of Franklin, PA is requesting proposals from agencies experienced with providing supportive services to Franklin County residents.  A total of $35,000 is available to fund the agencies that are able to meet the guidelines set forth in this application.   In the event that the County receives proposals from agencies for funds totaling more than $35,000, a selection panel will determine the successful fund recipients, based on the quality of the proposal as determined by the section scoring, and the ability of the agency to meet the needs of the project.  Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of County staff.  Awards will be announced July 21, 2015, and funding is anticipated to begin on August 1.

Agencies must propose to provide employment services such as training, mentoring, or education to Franklin County citizens reentering the community after incarceration. They may be used for individuals who are identified as unemployed or underemployed, and may include (but are not limited to) programs which: develop interview skills, train for specific career fields, mentor job seekers, or provide transportation to job sites.

Funds are provided on a reimbursable basis.  Payment of expenses will be made within 45 days of submission of a complete invoice.  The County reserves the right to withhold payments for costs determined not eligible for reimbursement under these guidelines. Awards are contingent upon grant funding. Federal grant funds are the source for this RFP, and therefore all awards would be subject to federal reporting guidelines.

Funds must be expended between Aug. 1 and Dec. 31, 2015 and no future funding is anticipated.  Therefore, funds are best used for start-up costs or short-term projects. A grant report detailing the expenditure of funds, and the resultant outcomes as outlined in Section IV of the application, will be due no later than 15 days after the grant ends. 

To apply, please submit one (1) electronic copy of the completed application by 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 17, to Ms. Shalom Black, seblack@franklincountypa.gov.  Please scan all documents into one PDF file instead of sending multiple attachments.

Please see the attached application for further instructions. 

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