Code of the District of Columbia

§ 32–1682. Establishment of a Healthcare Workforce Intermediary.

(a)(1) By December 1, 2020, the WIC shall select, through award of a grant, the Healthcare Workforce Intermediary to establish, convene, and assist the Healthcare Workforce Partnership.

(2) Consistent with part B of subchapter XII-A of Chapter 3 of Title 1, the WIC shall issue multi-year grants for a period of 4 years, subject to the availability of funds.

(b) The entity selected to be the Intermediary shall:

(1) Be a nonprofit organization, industry association, or community-based organization;

(2) Have a proven track record of success convening healthcare sector employers or have a significant role in the healthcare sector;

(3) Have existing relationships with training providers; and

(4) Have a proven track record of successful fundraising.

(c) Over the course of the HWI grant, the WIC shall:

(1) Provide technical assistance to the Partnership through the Intermediary, which may include:

(A) Assisting the Partnership in obtaining data and information from District agencies;

(B) Providing the Partnership with customized labor market and economic analysis;

(C) Providing the Partnership with education and guidance on WIOA; and

(D) Providing the Partnership with information on the number of District residents that training providers have the capacity to train in healthcare occupations;

(2) Submit to the Partnership for feedback the proposed statement of work for any grant solicitation for the provision of training at least 30 days before issuing the request for proposals; and

(3) Use the Partnership's Healthcare Occupations Reports to align District government funded workforce development training with current and future healthcare sector hiring needs in the District.

(Dec. 3, 2020, D.C. Law 23-149, § 2073, 67 DCR 10493.)