Materials for the August 11, 2021 Joint Chief Local Elected Officials/Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board Virtual Board Meeting will be posted soon.  The meeting will be held in person and virtually on ZOOM.  All materials are draft and have not been approved by the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board, Inc.

Zoom Link for Board Meeting

BCWDB-CLEO Joint Meeting Packet 8-11-21

Program Year 2020

1st Quarter

Executive Committee Packet 10-28-2020
Youth Council Packet 10-26-20
Performance and Accountability Committee Packet 10-21-2020
Labor Market Committee Packet 10-15-2020
Board Development Committee Packet 10-14-2020
One Stop Committee Packet 10-13-2020
Bay Consortium Business Services Report

2nd Quarter

Executive Committee Packet 1-27-2021
Youth Council Packet 1-25-2021
Performance and Accountability Packet 1-14-2021
One Stop Committee Packet 1-12-2021
Board Development Packet 1-11-2021
Labor Market Committee Packet 1-6-2021
Bay Consortium Business Services Report 2nd Quarter PY 2020

3rd Quarter

Executive Committee Meeting Packet 4-28-2021
Youth Council Meeting Packet 4-26-2021
Performance and Accountability Committee Meeting Packet 4-15-2021
Board Development Meeting Packet 4-14-2021
One Stop Committee Meeting Packet 4-13-2021
Labor Market Committee Packet 4-7-2021
Bay Consortium Business Services Report 3rd Quarter PY 2020

4th Quarter

Executive Committee Meeting Packet 7-28-21
Youth Council Meeting Packet 7-26-21
Performance and Accountability Meeting Packet 7-15-21
Labor Market Committee Meeting Packet 7-7-2021
Bay Consortium Region Business Services Report 4th Quarter PY2020

Program Year 2019

1st Quarter

Executive Committee Packet 10-30-19
Performance and Accountability Committee Packet 10-17-19
Board Development Committee Packet 10-16-19
One Stop Committee Packet 10-15-19
Labor Market Committee Packet 10-9-19

2nd Quarter

Executive Committee Packet 1-29-2020
Youth Council Packet 1-27-2020
Performance and Accountability Committee Packet 1-16-2020
Board Development Committee Packet 1-15-2020
One Stop Committee Packet 1-14-2020
Labor Market Committee Packet 1-8-2020

3rd Quarter

Executive Committee Packet 5-27-2020
Updated Executive Committee Budget PY 19-20 and PY 20-21 5-27-2020

4th Quarter

Executive Committee Packet 7-29-2020
Youth Council Meeting Packet 7-27-2020
Performance and Accountability Committee Packet 7-16-2020
Board Development Committee Packet 7-15-2020
One Stop Committee Packet 7-14-2020
Labor Market Committee Packet 7-8-2020

Commonwealth of Virginia Combined State Plan

Commonwealth of Virginia Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Combined State Plan for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024.

The document linked below presents the draft for the 4-year strategic and operational plan for 15 federally-funded programs that are a part of the workforce development system in Virginia. This plan is required to be submitted to the US Departments of Labor and Education under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Development of this plan is a required function of the Virginia Board of Workforce Development and the Governor must approve the plan prior to submission.

The US Departments of Labor and Education announced the WIOA State Plan Information Collection request which is accessible here (State Plan ICR). This document provides the required elements for submission of the Unified or Combined State Plans. The Commonwealth of Virginia will be submitting a Combined State Plan.

Commonwealth of Virginia Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Combined State Plan

Bay Consortium Workforce Development Area (LWDA XIII) Local Plan

Public Notice

Pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Bay Consortium Area’s PY20-PY24 WIOA Local Plan was submitted for public comment for the period February 3, 2021, through February 19, 2021.

An CLEO-BCWDB approved copy of the plan can be viewed by visiting Virginia Career Works Bay Consortium Region or a paper copy may be obtained by contacting Jackie Davis, Executive Director at 804-333-4048.  The Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

VCW Bay Consortium Region Local Plan PY2020-2024
VCW Bay Consortium Region Local Plan Signature Page PY2020-2024

Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board Policies

Bay Consortium WDB 00-01 WIOA Participant Flow Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 00-02 Individual Training Account Policy with In Demand Occupation List

Bay Consortium WDB 00-03 WIOA Participant Supportive Services Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 00-04 Employed Adult Policy – Rescinded 11-9-11

Bay Consortium WDB 00-05 WIOA OJT Manual

Bay Consortium WDB 00-06 Grant Application Procedure Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 02-01 Out-of-Area Assistance and Relocation Assistance Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 02-02 Priority of Service Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 03-01 Adult and Dislocated Worker Follow-Up Services Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 03-02 Youth Follow-Up Services Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 03-03 Adult and Dislocated Worker Performance Accountability Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 05-01 Rapid Response Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 06-01 WIOA Funds Transfer Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 11-01 WIOA Confidentiality Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 11-02 Customized Training Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 11-03 Monitoring Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 14-01 Case Management Case Notes and IEP-ISS Update and Review Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 15-01 Self Sufficiency Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 15-02 Incumbent Worker Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 16-01 WIOA Minimum Training Expenditure Requirement Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 16-02 Eligible Training Provider Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 16-03 WIOA Record Retention Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 16-04 WIOA EO Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 16-05 Travel Advance and Expenditure Reporting Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 16-06 Grievance Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 17-01 One Stop Certification Process Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 18-01 Unlikely to Return to Previous Occupation or Industry Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 18-02 Accessibility Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 18-03 TAA-DW Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 18-04 Use of E-Verify for Right to Work Status Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 18-05 WIOA Minimum Work Experience Expenditure Requirement Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 19-01 WIOA PII Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 19-02 WIOA Accessibility of Services Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 19-03 WIOA Limited English Proficiency Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 19-04 Credit Card Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 19-05 Equipment Management – Acquisition, Inventory and Disposition Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 20-01 WIOA Youth Incentive Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 20-02 WIOA Work Experience Procedure Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 20-03 WIOA Outreach and Tagline Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 20-04 Customer Referral Process Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 20-05 WIOA Selective Service Procedure Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 20-06 Measurable Skills Gain Policy

Bay Consortium WDB 20-07 Bay Consortium Workforce Development Area System Administrator Role and Responsibilities Policy

Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Support Initiative 

*All Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Support Initiative Funding Has Been Expended*

Governor Northam announced funding to help combat COVID-19 and support impacted businesses.  The Governor released $1.5 million dollars of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Rapid Response funding to help impacted businesses.  The Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board (LWDA 13) received $87,314.00 based on our Labor Force.  This funding may be used to clean facilities and other emergency needs of small business (250 or fewer employees).  These funds will be available from March 1, 2020 until August 31, 2020.

Examples for use of the WIOA Rapid Response funds are:

  1. A small business needs their employees to be at work, on site, but cannot afford frequent deep cleaning to help prevent potential exposure to COVID-19.  Layoff aversion funds could be used to pay for a cleaning/sanitation service.
  2. A small business whose employees use specific software or computer applications asks their employees to work from home/remotely in order to support social distancing and limit potential exposure to COVID-19.  Layoff aversion funding could be used to purchase the software/programs that the employees would need to use from home to support their work.
  3. A call center environment needs to have their employees work from home/remotely in order to support social distancing and limit potential exposure to COVID-19.  Layoff aversion funding could be used to purchase remote access supplies, including laptop computers and/or smart phones, which the employee would need to use from home to support their work.

This funding is to be used for layoff aversion strategies and activities to prevent, or minimize the duration of, unemployment resulting from layoffs due to COVID-19.

This funding would be on a reimbursement basis to businesses and the business must enter into a contract with the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board outlining what services will be paid for along with a budget.  Below is the link to the application and agreement.

BCWDB Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Support Initiative Employer Application and Agreement

Virginia Rapid Response COVID-19 Award Business Support Initiative FAQ Sheet – April 29, 2020

LWDA 13 serves 16 jurisdictions, we have allocated the funding to each locality in the manner the state allocated to each LWDA – by labor force.  Below is the allocation per jurisdiction.

Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board
Labor Force By County
AreaLabor ForcePercentage$ 87,314.00
Spotsylvania County67818.68226%$ 23,077.04
Stafford County71877.68228%$ 24,458.22
Fredericksburg city13927.6825%$    4,739.25
King George County13189.6825%$    4,488.13
Caroline County15449.6826%$    5,257.15
Westmoreland County9362.68194%$    3,185.89
Northumberland County5677.68192%$    1,931.98
Richmond County4007.68192%$    1,363.71
Lancaster County5233.68192%$    1,780.89
Essex County5396.68192%$    1,836.36
King and Queen County3944.68192%$    1,342.28
King William County9201.68194%$    3,131.11
Mathews County4043.68192%$    1,375.97
Middlesex County5221.68192%$    1,776.81
Accomack County16951.6827%$    5,768.24
Northampton County5292.68192%$    1,800.97
Total256597.91100%$ 87,314.00

Return to Earn Grant Program

Governor Northam announced a new $3 million investment to pilot the Return to Earn Grant Program, which will match payments from eligible small businesses to provide new hires with up to $1,000 to support their transition back into the workforce. While many companies are offering hiring bonuses, the Return to Earn Grant Program will serve businesses with less than 100 employees that may not have the resources to provide this financial support. The initial launch of this program will be funded through Virginia’s federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) set aside and additional recovery funds may be allocated based on demand.  The Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board (LWDA 13) received $171,156.00 based on our Labor Force.

This initiative will match up to $500 that a qualifying small business pays directly to a new employee hired after May 31, 2021, either as a lump sum or in installments to offset the ongoing costs of child care, transportation, or other barriers to re-employment. Funds will only be reimbursed to businesses for new hires in positions that pay at least $15 per hour and that qualify as W-2 employment, either full- or part-time. To help address workforce shortages in child care, qualifying child care businesses may qualify for up to $500 per new hire without the match requirement.

This funding would be on a reimbursement basis to businesses and the business must enter into a contract with the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board outlining the hiring bonus and the manner it will be paid along with a reimbursement request.  Below is are the links to the application and agreement, New Hire Self-Attestation Form and FAQ Sheet.

BCWDB Return to Earn Grant Program Application and Agreement

BCWDB Return to Earn Grant Program – New Hire Self-Attestation Form

FAQ On The Virginia Return To Earn Grant Program Updated 07-20-2021

LWDA 13 serves 16 jurisdictions, we have allocated the funding on a first-come, first-serve basis with an expiration date of December 31, 2021.

BCWDB Procurement Manual

Bay Consortium WDB Procurement Manual

Requests for Proposals

PY21 BCWDB A/DW/Y Prospective Bidders Letter

PY21 BCWDB OSO Prospective Bidders Letter

Bidders Conference Information Session

PY21 BCWDB RFP Bidder’s Conference Audio Recording 11-19-2020

November 19, 2020 (From 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST)Information session and Bidder’s Conference will be held in person on November 19, 2020 beginning at 10:00 am EST at 487 Main Street, Warsaw, VA 22572.  If you are unable to attend the conference, you may join by Zoom at Bidder’s Conference ZOOM Link utilizing Meeting ID: 878 4724 9739 and Passcode: 217327 or by telephone by calling 1-929-436-2866 utilizing Meeting ID: 878 4724 9739 and Passcode: 217327.  Please call in by 9:55 am EST, so that we have you on the line for the beginning of the conference. We ask that if you are calling, please mute your phone so background noise is not distracting. The call in is telephone only, so please have a copy of the RFP available for you to reference. Attendance or call-in at the Bidder’s Conference Information Session is not a requirement for proposal submission.

Proposals are acceptable only in the format as prescribed in the proposal; completed proposals are due to the BCWDB no later than December 23, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m. ET.

WIOA RFP Questions from Proposers

Bay Consortium PY 21 Request for Proposal Questions 12-21-2020

Technical assistance concerning this Request for Proposal is available until 12 p.m. on December 22, 2020 by contacting:
Jackie Davis, Executive Director
804-333-4048
jdavis@baywib.org

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/PROGRAM

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
TDD: VA Relay Center: 711 or 800.828.1120

 This workforce product was created using 100% of federal U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (#AA-34799-20-55-A-51) made to Richmond County on behalf of the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Area by the pass-through entity, the Virginia Community College System. No costs of this product was financed by nongovernmental sources.  The information contained herein does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor.