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One-Stop Operator

The Seventh Planning District Consortium Workforce Development Board has selected Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. dba Eckerd Connects as the area's One-Stop Operator provider through a competitive process. This selection was made in accordance with the Uniform Guidance, WIOA and its implementing regulations, as well as local procurement laws and regulations. The contract outlines the responsibilities of the One-Stop Operator in coordinating the service delivery of the required One-Stop Partners and service providers.

For the period spanning from October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021, the Seventh Planning District Consortium Workforce Development Board has chosen Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. as the One-Stop Operator. This decision was reached through a competitive procurement process, with a budget not exceeding $98,000.00 annually. Additionally, the board has the option to renew the contract for up to three additional one-year periods, contingent upon funding availability and contractor performance, subject to Board approval.

For further information or to request a copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the procurement of a One-Stop Operator for Program Year 2020, you can contact [email protected]. Click to View: Contract Year 1 – Original PY20-21 and Amended PY 20-21, Contract Year 2 – Amended PY 21-22, Contract Year 3 - Amended PY 22-23, Contract Year 4 - Amended PY 23-24.

WIOA Partner's

The Coordinating & Development Corporation provides the services for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title 1 Adult and Dislocated Worker program, WIOA Title I Youth program. Below are links to our other WIOA Partner Programs.

There are several programs and activities identified in the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) that shall make their services available to customers within our One-Stop delivery system. The Act identifies programs that are required partners as well as additional programs that may be partners in the American Job Center Network.

Each Partner’s website provides information about their program(s):
LWDA 70 American Job Centers 
Louisiana Workforce Commission
Department of Children & Family Services
Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana
Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP)
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) / Community Action Agencies 
Shreveport Job Corps Center 
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS)
Motivating, Educating, & Training/Seasonal Farmworker Program
Bossier Parish Community College
Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College

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