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Request for Application for YCAN - Linn


Willamette Workforce Partnership (WWP) is the local workforce development board in Linn County. We bridge the gap between youth, community organizations, and employers to build a robust workforce pipeline and ensure economic vitality across the region. Willamette Workforce Partnership champions a comprehensive, collaborative, system-wide approach and actively pursues investments in workforce development as a vital component of a strong economy. We oversee workforce services for individuals and businesses to ensure they are reliable, high-quality, and exceed customer expectations. 

The purpose of this Request for Application is to build a strong pool of community-based organizations in the Willamette region that WWP can work with over the next year to recruit and refer hard-to-reach youth between the ages of 14-24 to Willamette Workforce Partnership's Y-CAN workforce program.  Successful applicants for this grant will be paid $2,000 for each enrolled participant plus an additional $500 per participant to offer participant support. 

Willamette Workforce Partnership is seeking qualified organizations or entities to: 

  1. Recruit and refer youth aged 14-24 to the Y-CAN program. 
  2. Provide and monitor Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for youth referred to the Y-CAN program.
  3. Track the completion of referrals to the Y-CAN program.
  4. Perform ongoing check-ins with youth referred to the Y-CAN program, including when the youth are placed in paid work experience opportunities.
  5. Offer participating youth financial support such as gas cards, clothing, and tools as necessary.
Ideal respondents will demonstrate previous success with serving youth populations that meet one or more of the following: 
  • Communities of color,
  • Rural Communities, 
  • Communities that have faced generational poverty, 
  • English Language Learners,
  • Other communities have been historically underrepresented in youth employment.

Following WWP’s vision and mission of advancing equity and inclusion, WWP encourages the participation of respondents who are certified as small businesses, minority-owned firms, and women’s business enterprises that meet the requirements of eligible respondents. WWP is committed to equal opportunity in its contracting process.

If you are interested in applying for this service, please complete the application starting on the next page.  This application closes on August 15, 2022. 

This application should take approximately 25 to 30 minutes to complete. You can save your application by clicking the "save and continue" button at the top right-hand corner of your screen. .    
If you run into any issues or have comments, please contact Ami Maceira at

Willamette Workforce Partnership is an equal opportunity program/employer. Language assistance is available to individuals with limited English proficiency free of cost. Auxiliary aids or services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Oregon Relay 1-800-735-2900. Willamette Workforce Partnership es un programa/empleador que respeta la igualdad de oportunidades. Hay asistencia de idiomas para personas con conocimiento limitado del inglés sin costo y servicios auxiliares disponibles a pedido para discapacidades. Oregón Relay 1-800-735-2900.  This application is screen reader compatible. 

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