Available Funding

Available Funding

Commonwealth Corporation is pleased to announce a competitive procurement for the Bridging the Opportunity Gap (BOG) initiative – funding for workforce development programming that supports youth committed to the Department of Youth Services (DYS).  This RFP solicits proposals from any youth-serving non-profit or community-based organization, including faith-based organizations, schools or vocational high schools, local Workforce Investment Boards, and One-Stop Career Centers in Massachusetts.

Proposals must implement the ‘BOG Tier Program Design’, which is explained in the materials listed below.  BOG programming should consist of a progressive exposure to community and work environments that helps youth build specific work readiness skills and make informed career choices.

Proposals must be submitted to Commonwealth Corporation before June 9, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.

Click here to download the FY18 BOG Request for Proposals.

Click here to download the FY18 BOG Budget and Narrative template.

Click here to download the required FY18 BOG Signature Sheet.

Click here to download the FY18 BOG RFP Bidders Webinar Presentation

The following additional resources will be helpful to organizations that are considering submitting a proposal for a BOG grant award:

Click here to download the FY18 BOG Grantee Handbook, a guide for managing grant awards under the BOG program.  The Handbook contains additional details and specifications for program operations.

Click here to download Empower Your Future:  BOG Career Readiness Curriculum Guide – a resource of curriculum and workshop materials that can be used to support career awareness and exploration by DYS youth who participate in BOG programming.

The application period for this grant has closed.

Award notifications will be sent in April.

Click here to apply for a grant from the Workforce Training Fund.