Date of Issue: Friday, April 24, 2020
Close Date: Friday, May 22, 2020
Contract Period: July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021
The Keystone Innovation Zone Tax Credit Program is a key component of the Keystone
Innovation Zone (KIZ) Program. The KIZ Program, established in 2003, creates designated geographic zones to foster innovation and create entrepreneurial opportunities by aligning the combined resources of educational institutions and the private sector.
With a total pool of up to $15 million in tax credits available to KIZ companies annually, the KIZ Tax Credit Program significantly contributes to the ability of young KIZ companies to transition through the stages of growth. KIZ Tax Credits can be used to offset certain state tax liabilities. This innovative program also contains a tradability component crucial to young companies that have little or no tax liability.
The institutions of higher education and research institutions that jointly sponsor the Greater Susquehanna Keystone Innovation Zone (hereinafter “sponsoring institutions”) are seeking a qualified nonprofit organization which is not an institution of higher education to serve as the Keystone Innovation Zone Coordinator for the Greater Susquehanna KIZ.
Responsibilities to KIZ Companies
Reporting to PA DCED
Reporting to Sponsoring Institutions & Rural Business Innovation
PA DCED Statement of Work
Responsibilities of a KIZ Coordinator
Contract Payment & Renewal
Proposals should be inclusive of a description of how applicant would plan to fulfill each key responsibility, background of relevant experience, staff capacity, and contract cost. Proposals should be submitted in PDF format via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4:00 PM on the RFP due date.
Questions about this RFP can be submitted via email to Dan Knorr, RBI Board of
Directors President, at email@example.com or by calling 570-389-4655.