The priority application deadline has passed and priority applications are under review. Thank you to all applicants!
Regular application deadline: Rolling until grant funds are exhausted.
The Opening Workforce DOORS Grant Program is designed to assist governments with designing, building, and deploying the Data for Opportunity in Occupation Reskilling Solution (DOORS) and complementary tech and science-driven solutions to address public challenges in workforce development. The goal of the program is to accelerate applying cloud and contemporary technology and science to real-world challenges to empower governments to use data and science to innovate.
Grantees of the Opening Workforce DOORS Grant Program awards will receive full-service project management, technical, and scientific support to empower them to approach solving the public problem with which they are most familiar, with the aid of contemporary technologies with which they may not be familiar.
Grantees of the Opening Workforce DOORS Grant Program will work closely with RIPL to define and implement programmatic DOORS proposals that meet the goals of this Solicitation. RIPL will work with its partners to assume primary responsibility for successfully developing and deploying the envisioned DOORS instance. This support includes but is not limited to:
Award values will vary based on the scoped work as described in the initial grant award MOU and the proposed solution(s); however, the estimated value of an Opening Workforce DOORS Grant Program award is approximately two million dollars. Award values are subject to funding available to RIPL.
The Lead Applicant is the organization that wins an Opening Workforce DOORS partnership award. The Lead Applicant may be any of the following kind of organizations:
The priority application deadline for the Opening Workforce DOORS Grant Program was March 10, 2023. Awards for priority applications will be announced by Monday, April 3, 2023.
Additional applications will now be accepted on a rolling basis until program funds are exhausted.
Final approval for each award shall be determined by the Chief Executive Officer of RIPL, based on the recommendations of the Review Committee. Upon request, RIPL will provide feedback on proposals that are not awarded grants.
Proposals must be submitted with all required completed elements, including:
A full .pdf copy of the solicitation for Opening Workforce DOORS Grant Program proposals, including detailed information about proposal evaluation criteria and the required components of the application can be downloaded here to assist organizations in preparation of their application.
For more information regarding RIPL’s grant programs, please reach out to [email protected]