EC Works is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services, and alternate formats are available to individuals with limited English proficiency free of cost upon request. Support for workforce services in the East Cascades area are primarily funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the U.S. Department of Labor and Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

Request for Proposals: Cross-Gorge Incumbent Worker Training Grant

Now Accepting Proposals


EC Works and SCWDC are seeking proposals from employers, who straddle our shared labor shed and are looking for resources to support training for their current workforce. Qualified employers will have employees who live on both sides of the Columbia River (Washington and Oregon) and whose physical business location is situated in any one of the counties within the cross Gorge labor shed of: Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Skamania and Klickitat. EC Works and SCWDC will fund proposals that present an opportunity for employers to build and maintain a quality workforce and increase the competitiveness of both employees and their business, while creating new employment opportunities.
 
This opportunity will pay particular attention to training that provides incumbent workers an opportunity for advancement and wage gains within their company, as well as those that create opportunities to backfill positions with new employees. Employers are encouraged to partner with their local WorkSource center in identifying potential candidates for backfill opportunities. 


Funding for this opportunity is provided through the US Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA). EC Works and SCWDC will consider proposals that include a request of a minimum of $2,500 and a maximum of $20,000. The total amount available is $20,000.

The RFP will be open and competitive until April 15, 2020 at noon Pacific, or until all funding is exhausted. Proposals will be reviewed and awarded on a quarterly basis and will follow the scheduled outlined below. Training must begin after July 1, 2019 and conclude prior to June 30, 2021. Employers can only be awarded once during the procurement cycle (release – April 15, 2020).


For full details, including the timeline and instructions for applying, please review the RFP.




EC Works is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers and do not discriminate in its hiring, employment, contracting, or business practices.  EC Works is committed to complying with the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 (ADA) and do not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services, or activities. SCWDC is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to persons with disabilities. For telecommunications relay, services are available by dialing 711 from any telephone or mobile device.