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The KANSASWORKS State Board serves as a review board and change agent empowered with the responsibility of making recommendations to the Governor and to state agencies to align workforce development with the needs of economic development in the state. 


Change 1: The Kansas Department of Commerce has issued a Solicitation for Grant Applications for youth services. Up to five grants will be awarded to eligible entities to provide innovative services to eligible in-school and out-of-school youth.  Commerce is interested in demonstration projects which are comprehensive, efficient and can be taken to scale.  The grant period of performance is June 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020.

Eligible respondents are local workforce development boards, public not-for-profit organizations with 501 (c)(3) status, public or private schools, unified school districts, community and technical colleges, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and other entities with a demonstrated capacity for fiscal integrity, a history of successfully providing services to youth and the ability to meet performance accountability measures.  Additional consideration will be given to applications proposing services to youth in rural areas.

Successful projects will serve in-school and out-of-school youth ages 14 to 24 with services designed to prepare participants for employment.  Commerce will fund innovative projects which provide pre-employment skills training, employment credentials, work-place learning or other activities which improve participants’ employment readiness and workplace skills.  Credential attainment and employment placement are the main objectives of these youth grants.

Change 2: Page 8 of Solicitation - D. has been changed to: Workers’ compensation coverage is required at all times during a participant’s work-based training.

Applications will be accepted through 4:00 PM on April 30, 2019.

To obtain the application and additional information you may click and download the links below:


Executive Directives & Federal Regulations

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Executive Order No. 15-06 - Designation of State Workforce Board 10/01/15

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