Funding Application Instructions

Funding Application Instructions

On May 2, 2022, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (“Board”) approved expenditure of the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) funding as outlined in the Summer Youth Job Training Program Resolution (Agenda Item #22-0328). ARPA Summer Youth Job Training funding will be awarded to community-based organizations working with Fulton County Youth disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences.

Assistance to Unemployed Workers
Programs and services include assistance to unemployed workers, including services like job training to accelerate rehiring of unemployed workers; these services may extend to workers unemployed due to the pandemic or the resulting recession, or who were already unemployed when the pandemic began and remain so due to the negative economic impacts of the pandemic.

ARPA Summer Youth Job Training Funding Priorities
Respondents to the RFP will be required to propose programming and services that address a minimum of one ARPA Summer Youth Job Training funding priority.

Summer Youth Job Training Priorities
1. Training/Job Development/Employment in strategic industries which leads to self-sufficiency.
2. Access to digital literacy / training for middle skill jobs including “earn and learn” models which allow job seekers to meet basic needs while training to enter living wage jobs.
3. In-Demand Career Exploration and re-engagement with educational systems by opportunity youth.
4. Wraparound Support to address basic needs during training.

ARPA Summer Youth Job Training Performance Measures
Respondents to the RFP will be required to select and report on a minimum of one ARPA Summer Youth Job Training performance measure.

Summer Youth Job Training County defined performance measures

  • Number of Youth placed in paid summer job training opportunities.
  • Number of Youth with improved access to economic opportunities, programs and resources focused on foundational education, career exploration, and coaching to re-engage youth and provide job-readiness skills for employment.
  • Number of Youth who complete summer job training program.
  • Number of referrals to WorkSource Fulton / WorkSource Atlanta.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for ARPA Summer Youth Job Training funding, organizations must:

  • Be a non-profit 501(c)3 organization located in Fulton County.
  • Have successful track record implementing summer youth job training programs as demonstrated by a history of a minimum of 2 years providing career exploration, job opportunities, or improving educational or employment outcomes for Fulton County youth.
  • Demonstrate how your summer youth job training program responds to a need(s) that arose because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Agree to subrecipient requirements for funding under the American Rescue Plan Act (Reference attachment titled “Subrecipient requirements under ARPA”).

Operational Specifications:

  • All contracts will operate from May 1, 2022 – August 31, 2022.
  • The maximum amount of funds allowed for administrative purposes is 5%.
  • Funding must be used to support Fulton County Youth 16-24.
  • The minimum stipend must be no less than $15/Hour for a minimum of 100 hours during the contract period.
  • Agency must be able to report the Fulton County Commission District in which all program participants reside.
  • Programs and services targeting “high risk” area(s) within Fulton County will receive priority points (i.e., communities or areas within Fulton County that yield low educational, economic, and social outcomes). Demonstrated by response to application question #4, inclusive of statistics to support that the area is “high risk”.
  • The proposed project must take place in a facility that is accessible under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines. For more information or technical assistance, call the Fulton County Office of Diversity and Civil Rights Compliance (DCRC), 404-612-7390.
  • Vendors that are awarded CSP funding will be required to submit a current Certificate of Insurance (COI) complying with the Fulton County Insurance and Risk Management Provisions.

Application Submission Reminders:

  • Review the Application Criteria.
  • Answer each of the application questions via the “Funding Application” link below.
  • Submit completed application online by 3 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2022.
  • Award amounts will vary based on organizational capacity, scope of services provided and total resources available.

Submit questions to covidcommunityresponse@fultoncountyga.gov