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July 8, 2021 City Council Regular Meeting
11. Approval of a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Sub-Recipient Award to Ross IES for $1,033,383 for Academic, Career Development and Training Services for Youth (Ages 16-24) in Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven Counties. (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022)
Strategic Priority
Economic Strength And Poverty Reduction

The Coastal Workforce Development Board (CWDB) is recommending approval of the PY2021 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)  Youth Provider sub-awards for services to be delivered during PY2021.

The CWDB approved awarding Youth sub-awards to: Ross IES in the amount of $1,033,383. Youth Service Providers will deliver year-round youth programs for the period of July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 to low-income youth between the ages of 16 and 24. The Youth programs will include work experience, occupational skills training, alternative secondary school services, tutoring and supportive services.

These funds will be used to support the Coastal Region's "One Stop" Delivery System as it pertains to job training, preparation and placement services throughout Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven Counties.

Below are the total sub-award amounts including counties and numbers to be served:

Service Providers

Counties Served

Services Provided

Amount Awarded (up to)

Proposed # to be Served

Ross IES

Bryan/Liberty Long,





Academic, Career Development & Training Services











Pursuant to the WorkSource Coastal Consortium Agreement, the City of Savannah serves as the fiduciary agent for the 10-county region, and such, City Council approval and authorization for the City Manager to receive grant funding and enter into agreements is necessary in accordance with the City of Savannah’s procurement policies and procedures.



Sheron Morgan, Interim Director, WorkSource Coastal
Financial Impact
Up to $1,033,383.00 in Grant Funding
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: CWDB Motion Sheet Investment Board 6-15-2021.Vote Record.pdf
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