The WIC announces availability of funding to one (1) grantee under the FY21 Healthcare Workforce Partnership Establishment Act of 2020. The purpose of the funds is to (1) establish and operate a Healthcare Workforce Partnership (Partnership) through the WIC and to (2) select an entity to serve as the Healthcare Workforce Intermediary (Intermediary) to convene, assist, and facilitate the Healthcare Workforce Partnership’s activities.
The Partnership will provide guidance to the District, particularly to the Workforce Investment Council (WIC) about healthcare talent pipeline development. The ultimate purpose of the Partnership is to increase the number of District residents employed in the healthcare industry and to meet the staffing needs of employers in such areas as hospitals, managed care organizations, private insurers, and other healthcare providers.
Eligible applicants are nonprofits, for profit, and community-based organizations. Applicants may apply up to $250,000. The award period is January 15 to September 30, 2021. For more information, please send an email to [email protected]. The Request for Applications will be available in November on communityaffairs.dc.gov and dcworks.dc.gov.
A Pre-Bidder’s Conference was held Monday, November 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm; a recording of the meeting can be found here: https://dcnet.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/dcnet/recording/a624b838e0f045e4b5b8f008c4837d7e/playback.