New programs help fill the talent pipeline

The Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (NKWIB) was selected by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to receive funding to administer two innovated talent pipeline development programs;

  • Spanning the Gap, a 1-year pilot targeting underserved and ‘at-risk’ populations, to assist in building their skills and gaining self-sustaining employment.
  • Medicaid Pilot program, a 120-day pilot to provide case management, placement and record-keeping required to execute the community engagement, training and employment services described in Kentucky’s proposed Medicaid transformation.

Working with underserved populations to identify strengths and barriers, staff assists clients through the difficult task of building their skill base and expanding their marketability through resume assistance, labor market information, workshops and one on one support.

Northern Kentucky is experiencing remarkable job growth. Due to the high demand for skilled workers in the local labor market, the NKWIB understands the importance of looking beyond traditional employment avenues to meet employers’ workforce demand, drawing upon non-traditional and underserved populations in the local talent pipeline expands the available workforce in our current labor market.

NKY Senior Expo set for August 17

The 2017 Northern Kentucky Senior Expo will take place on Thursday, August 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Newport on the Levee (Gallery area) in Newport, Kentucky. Sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Area Development District/Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living and St. Elizabeth Healthcare, this year marks the Senior Expo’s 23rd anniversary.

Service information, health screenings, door prizes, giveaways, and live entertainment will be featured at this community-wide event. The St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit will also be onsite during the Expo to offer services to attendees. New activities this year include Chair Volleyball and Chair Yoga presented by the R. C. Durr YMCA. Enjoy Live Entertainment with the Chris Comer Trio! There will also be a photo booth at the event provided by Waltz Photography, free to all attendees.

Senior Expo features free admission and it is an indoor, air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible event. For more information, please call 859-283-1885.

Established in 1971, The Northern Kentucky Area Development District is the federally designated Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living for the northern eight county region of Kentucky.  As such, NKADD/AAAIL works to develop and coordinate comprehensive services for older Northern Kentuckians to assist them in continuing to lead meaningful, independent and dignified lives.  Information concerning services available for Northern Kentucky’s senior adults can be accessed by calling 859-692-2480 or toll free at 866-766-2372.


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Heroin Impact Response Task Force seeks VISTA member


Toward a Sustainable Kentucky (TASK) VISTA:

Heroin Impact Response Task Force VISTA

AmeriCorps Project Description:  Kentucky Campus Compact (KyCC) is a statewide coalition of Kentucky colleges and universities, promoting college access, college attainment, and community impact. The KyCC Toward a Sustainable Kentucky (TASK) VISTA program place VISTA members throughout the Commonwealth to combat poverty and build capacity in community organizations, Kentucky colleges and universities, the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) and the Kentucky Promise Zone. TASK achieves its anti-poverty goals through service activities in the following focus areas: Economic Opportunity, Education, Healthy Futures, Veteran and Military Families.

VISTA Position Description:  The Heroin Impact Response Task Force VISTA member will work on increasing capacity within an eight-county region of NKY, with a focus on program design and implementation.  This position will require confidence in research and strategic analysis for the purposes of developing a comprehensive, integrated system of care.  This will be accomplished by strengthening the current resource network to ensure there are limited barriers for folks entering treatment, and/or recovery for those directly or indirectly affected by the opioid epidemic.  The VISTA will be responsible for working well with internal and external partners, analysis of current data and systems for the purposes of program design, extensive research, and documentation.

Qualifications/Preferred Requirements:  AmeriCorps VISTA is open to all U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 18 and older.

Some college experience (bachelor’s degree preferred) with independent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) interest in social change, community development, urban studies, addiction, treatment and recovery as well as successful in the following attributes:

  • Professional presentation with flexibility in schedule to accommodate community meeting schedules.
  • Outstanding customer service skills, proven time management skills and attention to detail with administrative tasks.
  • The ideal candidate takes direction well with excellent follow through, shows initiative for the next task and is curious in system or process integration.
  • Experience with non-profits, vulnerable populations and volunteers or personal volunteer service preferred.


Candidate Paperwork Completion Deadline

Pre-Service Orientation Dates

First Day of Service

July 27, 2017

August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017

VISTA Terms & Benefits: 

  • VISTA service is a full-time (40 hours/week), one-year (12 months) commitment.
  • Receive a monthly living allowance of $990 per month ($11,880/year) before taxes – paid for by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
  • Upon completion, VISTAs will receive an education award ($5,800) or cash award ($1,500).
  • Federal student loans may be forbearance or deferred during year of service.
  • Eligible to receive healthcare benefits and allowances during service.
  • Permitted 10 vacation and 10 sick days during service term.
  • Relocation reimbursement (must be relocating 50 miles or more for service; $1,500 value)
  • Access to additional professional development and training opportunities!
  • If eligible, may receive childcare assistance (up to $400).





Candidates interested in The Heroin Impact Response Task Force VISTA position should contact Amanda Peters at (859) 283-8183 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Public Safety Radio System Subscriber Units - RFI

Deadline extended. Proposals due July 28, 2017 at 4:00pm.

The Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD) on behalf of the Fiscal Courts of Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties hereby requests information for Public Safety Radio System Subscriber Units to be provided in accordance with terms, conditions and specifications established herein.

Information received after the date and time set for opening requests for information will not be considered and will be returned unopened to the Submitter. It is the sole responsibility of the Submitter to assure that his/her information is received by the NKADD before the date and time set for opening the Request for Information.

Sealed proposals are due by 4:00 pm on July 28, 2017, at which time they will be publicly opened.

NKADD reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.

Public Safety Radio System Subscriber Units


Addendum 1 - Submittal Signature Page


1. Are full keypads required on the radios?
Answer: Full keypads are not required but may be optional. It is anticipated that most radios will be purchased without the full keypad.

2. Section 1.1.3 – Is encryption required on portable radio DES or DES-OFB? DES is not P25 compliant and can operate in analog mode only.
Answer: For the purposes of this Request for Information, encryption is not required and will not be tested or evaluated. The radios submitted will need to be capable of meeting the current P25 encryption requirements.

3. Sections 1.1.2, 1.1.3, and 1.1.4 – Mobile and control stations require AES encryption only while portable requires DES/AES. Please confirm
Answer: For the purposes of this Request for Information, encryption is not required and will not be tested or evaluated. The radios submitted will need to be capable of meeting the current P25 encryption requirements.

4. Did not see a signature page in the RFI to address this statement in the RFI “Signature of this document by the Submitter constitutes acceptance by the Submitter of terms, conditions and requirements set forth herein.” Please advise
Answer: A Submittal Signature Page can be found under the addendum's section on this page (see above).

5. Should the chargers on page 11 be available or would you like one of each supplied with the terminals?
Answer: Each portable handheld radio should be submitted with its corresponding battery charger.

6. Is it preferred that the radios be programmed before they are delivered, or are the evaluators going to program themselves?
Answer: It is preferred that the radios are programmed before they are delivered. Evaluators will not be programming radios.

7. If we are to program could we please have the frequency and pertinent information?
Answer: Yes. The programming information will be distributed when requested by an interested vendor as outlined in the RFI Overview (page 3).

8. You mentioned "The radios submitted will need to be capable of meeting the current P25 encryption requirements." Question: Do you still want these options in the radios (AES, P25 Trunking, TDMA, etc...) and priced out at list priced?
Answer: The radios submitted do not need to have all P25 features (AES, P25 Trunking, TDMA, etc...) enabled for the evaluation during this RFI process. However, the radios submitted must be capable of having these enabled. These features will be required as part of the base radio when the purchase is made.  List pricing should be provided that indicates the cost of a radio with these features enabled.

8. How you plan to mount the mobiles? What accessories will be needed for that purpose?
Answer: The mobile radios will not be mounted or installed in any vehicles. The tests will focus on the ergonomics and functionality of the unit as judged by the end user. We will also look at the size and shape of the proposed units to see how they would fit in the space available in the emergency vehicles. There will be some audio quality testing. The only accessory that I know would be helpful is a magnetic mount antenna. However, this antennas are not required.

Contact Information

Northern Kentucky Area Development District

22 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
P: 859.283.1885
F: 859.283.8178
TDD: 711
For general questions, please email

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