Job Listing: Recovery & Resilience Plan RFP

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Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission Published: February 10, 2021
Multiple Counties - See RFP, Pennsylvania
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This Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks proposals to assist in the development of an economic recovery and resilience plan for the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC), a non-profit regional economic and community development organization serving Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset Counties. The plan will complement SAP&DC’s recently completed 2020-2024 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The planning effort will address the regional economic impacts of COVID-19, examine the region's current economic condition, and describe existing economic and social assets that can be used in developing a resiliency framework. The plan will use these findings to explore what future opportunities exist for the region and will aid SAP&DC’s efforts in attracting new remote workers to the region, reaping the benefits of a hybrid workforce, and positioning itself to be a resilient regional economy in the coming decades.

To respond to the pressing issues created by the coronavirus pandemic, regional cooperation and coordination will be crucial in achieving a resilient, sustainable regional economy. As part of this effort, the plan will describe the stakeholders, organizations, and programs that will assist with implementation activities. The plan will specify potential stakeholders in the region's business community, local government, school districts, and post-secondary education institutions that can help SAP&DC’s disaster recovery efforts. The planning effort will enable SAP&DC to identify the current and future programs and activities that can mitigate the effects of the pandemic and ensure the recovery of the regional economy. The selected consultant will also help provide a priority list of funding opportunities that will enable SAP&DC to accomplish its resiliency efforts.

When complete, this project will allow SAP&DC to update and improve its framework regarding recovery and resiliency goals in its short-term and long-term economic development efforts.

For more information on this position and the necessary qualifications, follow the below link to the full PDF on SAP & DC's website: (https://sapdc NULL.pdf)