ERIC Number: ED372203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Focus on Process Improvement: An Evaluation of the Use of the RFP Process in the Distribution of Federal Workforce Education Funds in Minnesota. Perkins-JTPA Evaluation.
Feickert, Joan Davis; And Others
A study evaluated the use of the request for proposal (RFP) process as a method of distributing federal vocational education and job training funds in Minnesota. Thirty-seven employees of Minnesota technical colleges, community-based organizations, service delivery areas, and state agencies who had actually prepared proposals requesting Job Training Partnership Act funds and 30 employees who had responded to Perkins Act RFPs were surveyed regarding their expectations and opinions of the RFP process. The RFP process was said to provide an opportunity to obtain funds not otherwise available for target populations. A need was expressed for coordinated proposal due dates and consistent proposal formats. Assistance of state agency staff in RFP preparation was considered helpful. The following actions were recommended: (1) simplify and align RFP formats and requirements for all funding; (2) determine the effectiveness of programs funded through the RFP process in achieving their stated objectives and the extent to which programs funded through the RFP lend themselves to replication in other settings; and (3) improve the professional development process for the application and implementation of RFPs. (Appended are the questionnaire and lists of terms and acronyms and project advisory committee members.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Council on Vocational Technical Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990; Job Training Partnership Act 1982