Request for Proposals For Opportunity Works Sector-Driven Internships for Young Adults in Suburban Cook

Working in conjunction with Cook County’s Office of the President, as well as Cook County’s Bureau of Economic Development, the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) announces the release of funding to organizations providing workforce development services to young adults in suburban Cook County. The purpose of this solicitation is to identify and fund organizations that will help employers develop their future workforce by creating opportunities for young adults in the region to engage in career exploration and paid internships. In addition, this funding aims to serve the broader objective of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of Cook County residents by promoting coordinated programming on community level to support the long-term socioeconomic success of residents and businesses that have experienced negative health and economic impacts caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic

Proposals must be submitted by 4:00 PM (CDT) on Monday, December 5, 2022. Proposals must be submitted electronically per submittal instructions in the RFP.

Click here for the full RFP. UPDATED November 8, 2022

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Please find materials for the bidder’s webinar below.

Questions regarding this RFP should be sent to