Available Funding

Available Funding

Commonwealth Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Re-Entry Workforce Development Demonstration Program Request for Proposals.

The purpose of these funds is to provide employment services to individuals returning to their communities after incarceration in order to help advance their participation in job training, coaching and placement activities. We are seeking to provide funding to existing, successful programs that currently provide a continuum of services necessary for the target population to secure unsubsidized employment.

Questions will be accepted in writing through Monday, October 16, 2017. Please submit these via email to Theresa Rowland at trowland@commcorp.org. Applicants can sign up at this link to receive email notifications when new responses are posted.

Re-Entry Workforce Development Demonstration Program FY18 Appropriation RFP
Re-Entry Workforce Development Demonstration Program FY18 Appropriation Budget
Re-Entry Workforce Development Q&A 10-16-17

CONTACT

For questions about the objectives and requirements of the RFP, contact:

Theresa Rowland
trowland@commcorp.org
(617) 717-6928


Deadline to submit proposals: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by midnight.
Please upload your submission electronically to the following link: https://commcorp.tfaforms.net/328719


This state-funded initiative is administered by Commonwealth Corporation on behalf of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. This grant program is funded through a General Appropriation Act in the Fiscal Year 2018 State Budget (7003-0150).

On behalf of the Executive Offices of Labor and Workforce Development, Education, Health and Human Services, and Housing and Economic Development, Commonwealth Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Learn to Earn Initiative Request for Qualifications.

The Learn to Earn Initiative (LTE), proposed by Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karen Polito and adopted by the Legislature in the FY18 General Appropriations Act, is a comprehensive approach to providing unemployed and underemployed individuals who are receiving assistance from public benefit programs with the supports, skills, and credentials they need to gain and retain employment in occupations for which employers have persistent demand. LTE Partnerships will develop and test models to serve participants in the context of their family/household.

LTE Programs will help participants set and achieve goals necessary for employment and sustained economic stability, such as maintaining and growing family net resources and minimizing the real or perceived potential impact of increased earned income on benefit receipt, including improving coordination across benefit programs and reducing benefit cliff effects.

Commonwealth Corporation seeks qualified partnerships that, upon successful grant award, will work with Commonwealth Corporation for a duration of three (3) months to design or re-design an occupationally-specific training and placement program that will:

  • increase participants’ earned income (net of any resulting decrease in public benefits),
  • improve participants’ and their families’ economic stability, and
  • meet employers’ demand for talent.

Following the three-month program design period each partnership will, upon review and approval of their implementation plan, be awarded funding to implement their program for up to two years.

Questions will be accepted in writing through Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5pm. Please submit these via email to Anthony Britt at abritt@commcorp.org. Applicants can sign up at this link (https://commcorp.tfaforms.net/328714) to receive email notifications when new responses are posted.

 

Learn to Earn RFQ
Learn To Earn Program Design Budget Forms
Learn to Earn RFQ Questions & Answers – 10/5/17


Deadline to submit responses: Friday, October 13, 2017 by Midnight. Please upload your submission electronically to the following link: https://commcorp.tfaforms.net/328715.

 

CONTACT

Anthony Britt
Abritt@commcorp.org

 

The submission period for this grant has ended. Award notifications will be sent late October.

 

 

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