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					                 San Diego Workforce
                 Funders Collaborative
                  Request for Proposals:
                    Career Education and
                Workforce Development Grants



                         RFP Issue Date: May 1, 2008


                      Proposals must be received by:
                      June 26, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. PDT



                                   Submit to:
                        San Diego Workforce Partnership
                    Attention: Jacque Picone, Project Manager
                    San Diego Workforce Funders Collaborative
                          3910 University Ave, Suite 400
                               San Diego, CA 92105

 The San Diego Workforce Funders Collaborative is a partnership of:
  The California Endowment, San Diego Workforce Partnership, Alliance Healthcare
Foundation, Invitrogen Corporation, WebMD Health Foundation, The Girard Foundation,
                   Kaiser Permanente, and San Diego Grantmakers.


RFP and other information available on the San Diego Workforce Partnership website:
                            www.sandiegoatwork.com
                       TABLE OF CONTENTS


COLLABORATIVE OVERVIEW                                 3

RFP TIMELINE                                           5

INTRODUCTION                                           6

PROPOSER ELIGIBILITY                                   9

GRANT REQUIREMENTS                                     10

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS                                  11

PROPOSAL FORMAT                                        11

PROPOSAL CONTENT                                       12

PROPOSAL EVALUATION PROCESS                            15

ATTACHMENT A - EXAMPLES OF POTENTIAL PROJECT IDEAS     16

ATTACHMENT B - TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS                 18

ATTACHMENT C - REQUIRED COVER SHEET                    19

ATTACHMENT D - PROPOSAL CHECKLIST                      20

ATTACHMENT E - BUDGET FORM                             21

ATTACHMENT F – NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL   23




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                           COLLABORATIVE OVERVIEW

WHO WE ARE
The San Diego Workforce Funders Collaborative (SDWFC) is a public/private coalition of
philanthropic foundations, employers and public entities interested in expanding and
coordinating funding for career education and workforce development efforts in San Diego
County. Founded in 2006, the SDWFC is designed to strengthen and expand sectoral
workforce development efforts and workforce partnerships in the San Diego area. SDWFC is
working to identify the region’s workforce needs, create well-coordinated and well-financed
solutions, and monitor regional success.

OUR GOALS
      To help prepare individuals for jobs that offer livable wages and upward mobility
      To improve access to career preparation and development services, particularly for
       populations that have been under-represented in the targeted careers
      To promote greater coherence and coordination in programs and policies addressing
       education and workforce development needs
      To close the gap between the supply and demand for skilled workers in industry sectors
       critical to the economic success of San Diego

OUR STRATEGY
      Focus on one or two industry sectors at a time
      Identify key needs, gaps or obstacles in current systems, from both the employer and
       worker perspectives
      Prioritize funding opportunities
      Create Requests for Proposals to address particular issues
      Fund projects through funding pools and aligned grantmaking
      Build a balanced portfolio of programs with both short-term and long-term goals
      Evaluate program performance to inform future funding strategy

FOCUS FOR 2008
      Health Care industry sector
      Life Sciences/Biotechnology industry sector

TYPES OF PROJECTS/PROGRAMS TO BE FUNDED
The SDWFC is seeking projects/programs that accomplish one or more of the following:
    Expand awareness of the broad array of career opportunities in the health care and life
      sciences industries
    Offer high-quality, “real-world” curricula and internships
    Strengthen alignment between K-12 and post-secondary programs
    Offer multiple pathways and/or career ladders that enable individuals to achieve upward
      mobility
    Reduce obstacles or bottlenecks that have historically limited access to specific courses
      or career preparation programs
    Promote the development & coordination of better policies and systems for supporting
      career technical education and workforce development


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Priority will be given to proposals for programs that:
     Include career preparation programs at the K-12, community college and university level
     Reflect true collaboration/partnerships between industry, education, non-profit and public
         sector entities
     Have clearly-defined, measurable outcomes
     Have strong potential to be sustainable, replicable and scalable
     Leverage existing resources, including in kind support or other funding sources
     Produce culturally-competent professionals capable of serving diverse communities
     Attract under-represented populations and provide support systems that address their
         unique needs

FUNDING RANGE
This RFP seeks proposals for implementation grants of $50,000 - $300,000 per year. Planning
grant proposals will be considered for $50,000 or less. It is anticipated that 2 to 4 grants will be
funded in the first year funding cycle. Other funds may be available based on funding
availability and proposal merit.

LENGTH OF GRANTS
Grants will be made for 1 year, with the potential of renewal for 2 additional one-year periods,
dependent on performance and availability of funds. Proposers should prepare workplans and
budgets for the entire period of their funding request, up to 3 years. Planning grants are not
renewable, but proposers may submit an implementation proposal during the next funding cycle.




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                                        RFP TIMELINE

              Event                           Date                         Comments

RFP Release                           May 1, 2008            Available online at
                                                             www.sandiegoatwork.org

RFP Bidders Conference                May 21, 2008*          This session is not mandatory. It is for
   The California Endowment                                 informational purposes only.
                                      *Please check the
      600 Broadway, Suite 1250        website for updates,
      San Diego, CA 92101             as this date may be    Parking at the California Endowment
   9:00 – 11:00 AM                   subject to change.     offices will be validated.

Questions and Answers (Q&A)           Last date to submit    All questions and requests for
posted on website                     questions –            clarification from bidders must be
                                       June 18, 2008.        submitted in writing to
                                      All answers will be    SDWFC_RFP@workforce.org.
                                      posted by              Both the questions and their answers
                                      June 19.               will be posted online at
                                                             www.sandiegoatwork.org.

Proposals Due by 3:00 p.m. PDT        June 28, 2008          Please submit 1 signed hard copy and 1
                                                             electronic copy of the complete
                                       (8 weeks after RFP    proposal. Incomplete or late proposals
                                            release)
                                                             will not be accepted.
                                                                             Submit to:
                                                                 San Diego Workforce Partnership
                                                             Attention: Jacque Picone, Project Manager
                                                             San Diego Workforce Funders Collaborative
                                                                   3910 University Ave, Suite 400
                                                                        San Diego, CA 92105
                                                                    SDWFC_RFP@workforce.org


Proposal Review, Evaluation, and      June 27 – July
Site Visits to Proposers’ locations   18, 2008


Notification of Awardees              On or after          Notification will be made by phone and
                                      July 21, 2008        by mail. Initial grants are expected to
                                                           be announced in July 2008. Additional
                                                           funds may be awarded later in the
                                                           summer or fall 2008.
Please e-mail all questions and requests for clarification regarding the Request for Proposals to
      Jacque Picone, Project Manager, San Diego Workforce Funders Collaborative at:
                                 SDWFC_RFP@workforce.org




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                                     INTRODUCTION

HISTORY
The SDWFC was founded in 2006 as a public/private partnership of philanthropic foundations,
employers, and public workforce development agencies, working to identify the region’s
workforce needs, create well-coordinated and well-financed solutions, and monitor regional
success. The collaborative originated as a special interest group of the San Diego Grantmakers
and received initial support and technical assistance from the State of California Employment
Development Department (EDD). In addition, the SDWFC recently received a 3-year grant from
the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, a partnership of the Ford Foundation, U.S.
Department of Labor, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Hitachi Foundation, to strengthen
and expand local workforce partnerships. Current members of the SDWFC includes the
following: The California Endowment, San Diego Workforce Partnership, Alliance Healthcare
Foundation, Invitrogen Corporation, WebMD Health Foundation, The Girard Foundation, and
Kaiser Permanente. The group is actively seeking other funding partners.

PHILOSOPHY
Emphasis on Partnerships
Funding will support approaches that build long-lasting relationships among employers,
workers, education, training and supportive service providers. These partnerships advance the
interrelated goals of helping individuals progress toward economic self-sufficiency and helping
employers meet their needs for a skilled workforce, and thus reflect a “dual customer”
orientation.

Such initiatives differ from traditional workforce development programs in several important
ways. In general, they engage employers and other partners in identifying workforce needs,
align funding from various sources, and provide or broker services that address the needs of
both employers and workers.

Their solutions extend beyond the operation of training or education programs into
transformation of the ways in which services are provided, and programmatic improvements to
systems or policies. At their core, workforce partnerships are results-driven and
entrepreneurial, and elicit trust and engagement from both employers and workers.

We recognize that some workers have barriers that may limit their access, retention, and
advancement in training and/or careers in the targeted industry sectors. In order to facilitate
these workers’ ability to participate, proposers may include in their program designs supportive
services such as childcare, transportation assistance, financial aid, paid release time for
incumbent workers, paid internships, mentoring, career coaching, information and resources on
financing education and training, and other innovative service components.

System Change Focus
It is important that proposers understand the full context of the SDWFC goals and the system
change strategies it has adopted. Proposals for this procurement should build and support
partnerships, and also work to make successful innovations sustainable. Efforts to achieve
sustainability include effecting system changes and building capacity, as well as advocating for
public policy changes that will institutionalize successful innovations.




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HOW WE FUND
The SDWFC is conducting this procurement for the potential distribution of funds from several
sources. The SDWFC is comprised of employers, philanthropic organizations and public
workforce funding agencies. These funders contribute funds in one of two ways: a Funding
Pool, or Aligned Grants. The funding pool, to which several organizations have contributed, is
administered by the San Diego Workforce Partnership who, as the fiscal agent, will distribute
these funds. Aligned grants are made directly from the aligned funder. Once proposals are
received the Funding Committee will review and score all proposals. The Funding Committee
members will then make recommendations regarding which proposals should be funded by
either the pooled fund or through an aligned funder.

The organizations providing funding during any given funding cycle may change. Members of
the SDWFC may choose whether or not to provide funding during any given funding cycle, and
additional funders are anticipated to join the SDWFC on an ongoing basis.
TARGETED INDUSTRY SECTORS AND WORKFORCE CHALLENGES
The SDWFC will focus its initial funding and workforce development efforts on the key industry
sectors of Health Care and Life Sciences/Biotechnology. SDWFC identified these industry
sectors based on analysis of labor market data and the following criteria:
   o Short and long-term projected regional workforce needs;
   o Ability to move individuals into livable-wage jobs with basic skills training; and
   o Opportunities for career ladders and lattices after initial job placement.

Despite its growth and promise, San Diego’s health care sector is in the midst of a significant
workforce crisis and shortage.1 San Diego’s health care sector has invested over two years
conducting research to identify and measure the workforce and educational gaps it is
confronting. These studies2 confirm that the region is facing shortages of qualified employees in
almost every health care profession, and that educational institutions are impacted in almost
every field as well.

San Diego also has a significant and growing life sciences/biotechnology industry, which could
serve as a source of high-paying jobs for the region. The San Diego region is the third largest
biotechnology center in the country (and the world). While the industry only employs 1.0 % of all
workers in the U.S., it employs 2.6 % of workers in San Diego. This ratio indicates that the
region has a competitive advantage in biotechnology, and should try to maintain this advantage
by growing companies and growing workers.3

Proposers may wish to access labor market information studies and data available for download
from www.SanDiegoatWork.com.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL PROJECTS
The SDWFC has developed a list of project ideas that could potentially address needs in the
workforce development/education and training systems for Life Sciences/Biotechnology and
Health Care Career Paths (Attachment A). This list provides examples only, and is not an
exclusive list of project funding ideas. Proposers are encouraged to address ideas on these
lists, but also make a case for other projects that may address the existing needs.
1
  San Diego’s Healthcare Sector: A Prescription for Strength, San Diego Workforce Partnership, 2006
2
  Careers in San Diego’s Healthcare Sector: A Healthy Future, San Diego’s Healthcare Sector – Prognosis: Positive, and San
Diego’s Healthcare Sector: A Prescription for Strength.
3
  Life Sciences in San Diego County: The Industry, Occupations, and Education, San Diego Workforce Partnership.



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PROGRAM EVALUATION
Program evaluation is a key component of the work of the SDWFC. Through evaluation of the
funded projects, the SDWFC will develop findings that inform future funding strategies. Details
of the expectations for potential grantees are included in the Grant Requirements section of this
RFP.

RFP SOLICITATION PROVISIONS
The RFP does not commit the San Diego Workforce Partnership or any of the SDWFC member
organizations to accept any proposal submitted, nor is the Workforce Partnership responsible
for any costs incurred by the respondents in the preparation of responses to this RFP. The
Workforce Partnership and the SDWFC reserve the right to reject any or all proposals, to accept
or reject any or all items in the proposals, and to award grants in whole or in part as is deemed
to be in the best interest of the funding organization. The Workforce Partnership and the
SDWFC reserve the right to negotiate with any respondent after the proposal(s) are reviewed, if
such action is deemed to be in the best interest of the SDWFC.
The Workforce Partnership reserves the right to delay, amend, or reissue the RFP at any time,
as well as to modify the timeline as is deemed necessary.




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                                  PROPOSER ELIGIBILITY
(1) Geographic area
The proposed project/program must target individuals AND/OR employers located in San Diego
County. The program must be located in San Diego County.

(2) Type of Organization
An organization must be a tax exempt 501(c)(3) or their equivalent (including public entities) to receive
funds from the SDWFC. The following types of organizations are eligible to serve as the lead
organization on proposals to the SDWFC:
     Community colleges and universities
     K-12 schools and/or school districts
     Community-based organizations
     Education and training providers
     Intermediary organizations
     Labor organizations
     Business associations
     Non-profit employers

(3) Conflict of Interest
In order to avoid a real or perceived conflict of interest, any organization that is an active
member of the San Diego Workforce Funders Collaborative, or that participates in SDWFC
meetings, is not eligible to apply for funds for at least one funding cycle after ending such
participation.




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                                        GRANT REQUIREMENTS
MEETINGS

        Project directors may be required to participate in periodic grantee meetings, as well as
         meetings dedicated to specific topics such as program evaluation or technical
         assistance.

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

        To facilitate program reporting and communications with the funding agency(ies), the
         funded programs are required to comply with the technology requirements outlined in
         Attachment B.


PROGRAM EVALUATION, DATA COLLECTION & REPORTING

Potential grantees must include a full evaluation plan in their proposal with well-defined
performance measures in order to demonstrate measurable outcomes. Specific performance
measures will be finalized for each project/program with the SDWFC prior to the grant award.

Grantees will be required to:
        Conduct their own evaluation of their program.
        Submit summary narrative reports required by the SDWFC for our evaluation.
        Participate in the national evaluation by the National Fund for Workforce Solutions4.
        Submit a narrative program report and a financial report on a quarterly basis that meets
         requirements to be specified by the SDWFC. Depending on the source of the individual
         grant, some funders may require additional reporting.
        Use the Workforce Partnership’s Customer Information Services Reporting System
         (CISRS) to report individual program participant data5 into a web-based database/case
         management system provided by the San Diego Workforce Partnership, in a timely
         manner. This database will allow grantees to report data and run their own reports.
         (Note: This requirement applies only to those grantees whose programs are serving
         individual participants.) This information will be used in quarterly program/performance
         reviews.




4
  As part of a grant that the SDWFC has received from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions (NFWS), the SDWFC has
committed any grantees to participate in the NFWS national program evaluation. For more information on the NFWS, visit
www.nfwsolutions.org.
5
  Basic participant information and demographics, key services/activities provided, and participant outcomes.




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                             PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS
All required documents for a complete proposal are included in Attachment C, Required Cover
Sheet, and Attachment D, Proposal Checklist.

Organizations planning to submit a proposal under this RFP are asked to submit a “Notice of
Intent to Submit a Proposal”. (See Attachment F) The notices received by the SDWFC will be
used to create a list of potential respondents. Organizations on this list will receive direct e-mail
notices regarding updates to the RFP webpage (www.sandiegoatwork.com), which includes the
posting of RFP questions and answers on the website, and other information or changes to the
RFP or its timeline. The information will be available to anyone at anytime on the website; only
those on the list of potential respondents will receive the direct e-mail notices.

Submitting a “Notice of Intent to Submit a Proposal” does not commit a potential respondent to
submit a proposal.


                                   PROPOSAL FORMAT
Each respondent is requested to submit its proposal in a format suitable for ease of review with
a minimum of repetitious material. The proposal should clearly demonstrate the respondent’s
ability to effectively manage the proposed activities and achieve the proposed outcomes. In
order to simplify the review process and obtain the maximum degree of comparability, proposals
shall meet the following submittal requirements:

Page Limits
    Proposal Content – 10 pages
          o Must include an Executive Summary of no more than 1 page. The Executive
            Summary is included in the 10-page limit.

      Budget and Budget Narrative are not included in the page limits

Formatting Requirements

      Font size: 12 point
      Margins: At least one inch
      Text: Single-spaced
      Pages: Single-sided
      Page numbering: Centered at the bottom of each page
      In the header of each page: Name of Organization and Program Title
      Please do not bind, hole punch, or place in protective covers
      No brochures or bound documents

  Incomplete proposals or those not meeting proposal requirements
                      will not be considered.




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                                 PROPOSAL CONTENT
Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated based on the degree to which they address the
following questions. Please note the questions are intended as guides for developing the
narrative of your proposal; proposals are not to be written in a Q & A format.

Community Need
 What is the industry need that the proposal seeks to address, including jobs/occupation
  targeted and needs of both employers and targeted individuals? Which of the SDWFC’s
  strategic priorities does your proposal address?

Project Description /Program Design
 Program description
       o Which of the SDWFC’s strategic priorities does your proposal address?
       o Provide a work plan and detailed program description outlining the services to be
          provided, and who will provide them. If the program is not proposing to serve
          individual participants, provide a work plan and a detailed description of the activities
          to be conducted.
       o What is the geographic scope of your project?
       o Indicate wages and benefits that participants are expected to earn upon completion
          of the program, and describe the career pathway(s) for participants.
       o What is the timeline for project activities?
       o If the proposed project is part of a larger effort, please provide a description of both
          the larger effort and how the proposed project fits within it.
       o If the program is relying on funds other than through the SDWFC, what sources are
          providing these funds, and for what services or program components?
       o If this is an existing program, what new components would be added that would meet
          the SDWFC priorities?
       o Provide a sustainability plan for the project.
 Target population
       o Describe the target population to be served. This might include ethnicity, age,
          household income levels, indicators of disadvantage, barriers to employment, etc.
          This should also include any additional participant eligibility criteria specific to your
          program.
       o How many individuals will be served?
       o How do you intend to recruit participants for your program?
 Objectives
       o What are your specific measurable objectives for each year of requested funding for
          this project?
       o What measurable outcomes will this project achieve over the entire requested
          funding period?
 Evaluation Plan
       o What are the indicators of success? How will you evaluate success?
       o How will you gather the data needed for your objectives and outcomes?
       o How will you analyze the evaluation information, and use it in your program
          management and in ongoing program planning?




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Organizational Qualifications and Capacity of Proposer and Partners
 Business Description
   The respondent must describe its current programs or activities and provide a description
   indicating the strengths of the organization that qualify it to provide the proposed services;
   and identify whether it is a local (to San Diego County) or a national organization, and where
   its primary offices are located.

   Partnerships and Collaborations
    The respondent must describe the roles and responsibilities of each partner, and how these
    collaborations will be used to respond to the needs of both job seekers and business
    customers.
    o What experience have you and your partner organizations had in delivering these
        services?
    o Describe the involvement of employers and provide information on the amount of
        support (both financial and in-kind) committed by employers.

   Governance Plan
    The governance plan should describe the project’s decision making process and the
    structure of any board and/or committees that would provide oversight for the proposed
    project.

   Program Management
    The respondent must provide an organizational chart showing the structure of the
    organization and of the proposed project. It should also clearly identify the roles of each
    partner organization, and any other relevant relationship.

    The respondent must describe the staffing plan for all key positions and clearly define the
    qualifications of the staff proposed to fill positions in the proposed project. Job descriptions
    must be attached to the proposal. The staffing plan must clearly state which partner is
    expected to staff each position. The proposal must include the resume of the intended
    project manager as an attachment. Resumes for other positions should be attached if those
    positions have already been filled. Resumes and job descriptions will not be included in the
    10-page limit.

    The SDWFC strongly supports the payment of a sustainable wage and the provision of
    employer assisted medical benefits to staff employed by the proposed project.

   Financial Management
    The respondent must outline their financial management structure. This outline should
    include a description of the respondent’s experience managing and accounting for
    philanthropic and/or governmental funds as well as conducting self-monitoring for financial
    performance and compliance. In the case of a collaborative partnership, this section must
    also identify the lead agency responsible for the financial activities of the collaborative and
    the related partner responsibilities. The most recent audited financial statement must be
    submitted with the proposal for the respondent or the lead agency responsible for financial
    activities.

   References
    The respondent must provide three (3) references from organizations/agencies that
    respondent has had direct involvement for projects of similar size and/or scope. References



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   shall include: reference’s organization name; address and phone number; contact person;
   and description of services provided.

Budget and Budget Narrative
Please submit a budget using the template provided in Attachment E – Budget Form and a
Budget Narrative. The budget narrative should include a brief description of each line item.

All personnel costs must identify the staff position, annual salary, and percentage of annual time
spent on the project. Non-personnel costs should also be further outlined into specific line items
(such as supplies, equipment, repairs, and mileage). Sub-contractor costs should identify the
subcontractor, the service to be provided, and the total cost.

The respondent should submit a cost allocation plan describing the methodology that will be
used to prorate common operating costs to the project. Examples of common operating costs
are infrastructure costs (e.g. rent and copier machines), as well as personnel (e.g. receptionist,
fiscal staff, senior management) providing benefits to multiple projects managed by the grantee.
Furthermore, the estimated amounts derived from the proposed cost allocation plan
methodology should be allocated to each budget line item.

We anticipate that some proposed programs will be planned for multiple years, have funds from
multiple sources, and have in-kind sources of funding. Budgets must identify the amount of
funds each year, in each budget category, and the source of the funding/support. Multi-year
fund requests should include an annual budget for each year of requested funding, and a total
budget for the entire requested funding period.




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                      PROPOSAL EVALUATION PROCESS
Proposal Compliance Review
Upon receipt of proposals, SDWFC staff will review submitted proposals for completeness and
compliance with stated requirements of this RFP. Incomplete proposals or those clearly found
to not meet proposal requirements will not be considered.

Evaluation of Proposals
Proposals will be reviewed by the SDWFC Funding Committee. Following the proposal review,
site visits may be conducted for selected finalists. Committee members will meet to discuss
their ratings and determine recommendations for funding.

Evaluation Criteria
The Funding Committee will review and score all proposals with respect to the Proposal Content
sections identified in this RFP.




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              Attachment A - Examples of Potential Project Ideas
The San Diego Workforce Funders Collaborative (SDWFC) has developed a list of project ideas
that could potentially address needs in the workforce development/education and training
systems for Life Sciences/Biotechnology and Health Care career paths. The following list
includes examples only, and is not an exclusive list of project funding ideas. Proposers are
encouraged to address ideas on these lists, but also make a case for other projects that may
address the existing needs.

High Demand Occupations
Through a review of labor market studies (see Targeted Industry Sectors and Workforce
Challenges on p.7), the SDWFC has identified high demand occupations in the Health Care and
Life Sciences/Biotechnology industries. Programs or projects that increase in the number of
workers in these occupations are encouraged.

In Healthcare those occupations include: Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses,
Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, and Technologists and Technicians in Radiology,
Anesthesiology and other specialty areas. In Life Sciences/Biotechnology, those occupations
include: Biochemists, Biophysicists, Microbiologists, Database Administrators,
Computer/Software Systems Engineers and Technicians, other computer specialists and
Management Analysts. In addition, high demand occupations shared by both industries include:
Laboratory Technicians, Nurses, Medical Records and Health Information technicians and
Health and Safety Specialists.

Health Care

1. Support career ladders in the areas of patient care, technical and clerical/administrative
   work.

2. Increase the skills of workers in patient care careers to address the needs of growing ethnic
   populations. In particular, increase the workers’ ability to speak foreign languages and
   understanding of cultural norms.

3. Reduce barriers to entry into health care careers for foreign-born health care workers
   through training, certification, etc.

4. Train and educate lower-skilled health care workers to fill higher demand and higher wage
   jobs.

5. Expose youth to the diverse education and career opportunities available in San Diego’s
   health care industry.
    Provide academic teachers and counselors with increased access to health care-related
      tools, training opportunities and resources
    Expand support for health care-related academies and small learning communities
      within local high schools (emphasis on underrepresented communities and English
      learners)
    Maximize work-based learning opportunities to complement and support what is being
      taught in the classroom. For example, increase opportunities for internships, job-
      shadowing and summer employment for high school and college students.


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6. Strengthen educational pipelines and communication exchange between the K-12 education
   system, local community colleges and colleges and universities.

Life Sciences/Biotechnology

7. Retrain workers from other industries to fill the growing needs of the life sciences/
   biotechnology industry.

8. Maximize and expand industry-driven learning experiences. Examples include the Biogen-
   Idec Community Lab and the Salk Mobile Lab.

9. Maximize community colleges, executive education and extension programs as centers for
   training and retraining life sciences/biotechnology workers.

10. Create the pool of talent needed to fill the jobs being created within the life
    sciences/biotechnology industry.
     Strengthen educational pipelines and communication exchange between the K-12
        education system, local community colleges and colleges and universities.
     Increase significant focus on math and science education throughout the K-12 system
     Provide academic teachers and counselors with increased access to science-related
        tools, training opportunities and resources
     Expand support for science-themed academies and small learning communities within
        local high schools (emphasis on underrepresented communities and English learners)
     Maximize work-based learning opportunities to complement and support what is being
        taught in the classroom. For example, increase opportunities for internships, job-
        shadowing and summer employment for high school and college students.




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             ATTACHMENT B - TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

The San Diego Workforce Funders Collaborative has adopted the following technology system
requirements with which successful grantees must comply.

At a minimum, grantees must have the following:
     Internet connectivity,
     Individual E-mail accounts for staff working on the proposed project, and
     Workstation capable of running the latest versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer web
       browser with at least a 56K modem.

Additional Technology System recommendations are listed below:

OPERATING SYSTEM                                  STATUS

MS Windows 2000 or XP Professional                Recommended

INTERNET CAPABILITES

Internet Explorer 6.0                             Required

ANTI-VIRUS CLIENT

Symantec Anti-Virus                               Recommended

SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

MS Office Professional Version 2000 or higher Recommended

Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 5 or higher          Recommended

COMPUTER HARDWARE

Recommended specification: Processor:             Recommended brands:
Pentium IV 2.0 GHz                                Compaq
Memory: 512 MB                                    Dell
Hard Drive: 40.0 GB or larger
Floppy Disk: 3.5” 1.44 MB
CD ROM/DVD: 48X or higher

In addition to the above-listed equipment, an available telephone line is required to allow for
dial-in access.

Provisions for the appropriate hardware and software may be included in the equipment budget
for this RFP.




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                   ATTACHMENT C - REQUIRED COVER SHEET

Lead Organization: ___________________________________________________________

Project/Program Name: _________________________________________________________

Program/Project Contact Person & Title: ___________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________________

Telephone:      ______________________ Email: ___________________

Fax: ________________________


Sector Focus:           ____ Health Care        ___ Life Sciences/Biotechnology

Is this a new OR existing program?          ____ New            ____ Existing

Grant Amount Requested: $ _______________________

Total Project Budget: $ ______________________

If Total Project Budget includes funding from additional source(s), please list the source(s), and
whether that funding is already committed. _______________________________________

Project Summary. Provide a brief description of the proposed project/program:
       (Please include a list of all project partners in the project summary.)




Lead Organization Signatories (Name/Title): ______________________________________
(e.g., Executive Director/CEO/President)
Mailing Address: _____________________________________________________________
Phone: ____________________________ Email: _____________________________
Fax: ___________________________

Approved by:            Name                            Signature                  Date

ED/CEO/President        __________________              _______________________ _______

Board President         __________________              _______________________ _______

Original signatures required.   Incomplete proposals will not be considered.




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                        ATTACHMENT D - PROPOSAL CHECKLIST
     The following items MUST accompany this proposal cover sheet. Please mark the boxes in the
                             “Included” column for each item submitted.

         Please submit 1 ORIGINAL AND 1 ELECTRONIC COPY of the complete proposal.
                                                                                                               Included
1.     Completed Proposal Cover Sheet signed by the Executive Director and Board President


2.     Proposal Narrative (10-page maximum)
        - Must include an Executive Summary of no longer than 1-page

3.     Project line-item Budget and Budget Narrative (Required Budget Form)

4.     Organizational Certificate of Status from California Secretary of State

6.     IRS tax-exempt status letter, if applicable. [Must be dated within the last 5 years; if older
       than 5 years, contact Internal Revenue Service (1-877-829-5500) to request an updated
       501(c)(3) letter]

5.     Most recent audited financial statement INCLUDING Management Advisory Letter from
       auditor.
        If not a 501(c)(3), include the financial statement of the fiscal sponsor.
        If organization has no audit, please submit an un-audited financial statement and
          balance sheet.
        If the submitting organization is a public entity, provide financial statements for the department
          or unit applying for the grant.

7.     Most recent IRS Form 990, or equivalent. If not a 501 (c)(3), please submit the Form 990
       or equivalent of the fiscal sponsor.

8.     OPTIONAL San Diego Workforce Partnership Annual Statement of Qualifications
        This form will be required for any proposer recommended to receive funds
         administered by the Workforce Partnership. It will be required prior to a finalized
         contract and fund distribution. Proposers may choose to complete and submit this
         form any time prior to that. This document is available electronically through the
         Request for Qualifications (RFQ) link on the San Diego Workforce Partnership
         website:
         http://www.sandiegoatwork.com/generate/html/Partners/contract_resources.html#RFQ

     SUBMIT 1 ORIGINAL AND 1 ELECTRONIC COPY OF THE COMPLETE
                             PROPOSAL
        PROPOSALS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 3:00 P.M. ON THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2008.
          Incomplete proposals or those not meeting proposal requirements will not be
                                         considered.




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                            ATTACHMENT E - BUDGET FORM
The following is a sample of the required budget format. The actual budget form includes
additional columns for potential Years 2 & 3. The form is available as an electronic Excel file on
our website www.sandiegoatwork.com. Budgets must be submitted in this Excel form, both
electronically and in hard copy, as part of the proposal.

                                                        Total
                                                       Program
   LINE ITEM                                           Budget                Year 1
                                                                           Other
                                                                  In-Kind Funding WFC     Total
   PERSONNEL COSTS
   Salaries
   Staff Position #1
   Staff Position #2
   Staff Position #3
   Staff Position #4
   Staff Position #5
   Staff Position #6

   Total Salaries

   Fringe Benefits Cost
     Fringe Benefit Rate=

   TOTAL PERSONNEL COSTS

   EQUIPMENT PURCHASE COSTS
   Equipment/Furniture Purchase
   XXXXX
   XXXXX
   TOTAL EQUIPMENT PURCHASE COSTS

   OPERATING COSTS
   Cell Phone Usage
   Dues/Subs/Books/Pub
   Equipment Lease
   Facility/Equip. Repair & Maintenance
   Meetings
   Meeting refreshments
   Rent
   Telephone
   Utilities
   Misc
   XXXXX
   XXXXX
   TOTAL OPERATING COSTS



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  PROGRAMMATIC SUBCONTRACT COSTS
  Subcontractor #1
  Subcontractor #2
  Subcontractor #3
  XXXXX
  XXXXX

  TOTAL PROGRAMMATIC SUBCONTRACT COSTS -

  SUPPLIES COSTS
  Office Supplies
  Postage/Delivery
  Printing/Copying
  XXXXX
  XXXXX
  TOTAL SUPPLIES COSTS

  STAFF TRAVEL & TRAINING COSTS
  Travel
  Training
  XXXXX
  XXXXX
  TOTAL STAFF TRAVEL & TRAINING COSTS

  OTHER COSTS
  Indirect Costs (applied based on Cost Agreement)
    Indirect Cost Base
    Indirect Cost Rate=
  Audit Costs
  Insurance Costs
  XXXXX
  XXXXX
  TOTAL OTHER COSTS

  TOTAL BUDGET




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             Attachment F – Notice of Intent to Submit a Proposal

                     Career Education and Workforce Development RFP

                         San Diego Workforce Funders Collaborative

 Organizations planning to submit a proposal under this RFP are asked to submit a “Notice of
 Intent to Submit a Proposal”. The notices received by the SDWFC will be used to create a list of
 potential respondents. Organizations on this list will receive direct e-mail notices regarding
 updates to the RFP webpage (www.sandiegoatwork.com), which includes the posting of RFP
 questions and answers on the website, and other information or changes to the RFP or its
 timeline. The information will be available to anyone at anytime on the website; those on the list
 of potential respondents will simply receive the direct e-mail notices.

 Submitting a “Notice of Intent to Submit a Proposal” does not commit a potential respondent to
 submit a proposal.



 The organization named below intends to bid for the Career Education and Workforce
 Development Grants RFP of the San Diego Workforce Funders Collaborative.


Name of Bidding Organization: ____________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________

Contact Person: _________________________________                    Title: ________________

Telephone: (     )_______     Fax: (    )______________              Email: (   )____________



Name                                                         Title



Signature                                                    Date



                   Please submit this notice of intent to submit a Proposal to:
                         San Diego Workforce Funders Collaborative,
                                     ATTN: Jacque Picone
                  3910 University Avenue, Suite 400, San Diego, CA 92105, or
                          e-mail to SDWFC_RFP@workforce.org, or
                                     fax to (619) 228-2901.




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