Available Funding

Available Funding

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 FY’19 Appropriation Request for Qualifications.

The Learn to Earn Initiative (LTE), originally 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. In 2018, we funded five initial LTE pilot programs to develop and test models to serve participants in the context of their family/household. These LTE Programs 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. Given additional funding through the FY19 General Appropriations Act, we intend to ensure that the reach of LTE supports additional pilot programs that have an explicit focus on persons with disabilities while continuing to deepen the impact of our current programming.

Commonwealth Corporation seeks qualified partnerships that, upon successful grant award, will work with Commonwealth Corporation for a duration of three to four 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-to-four-month program design period, each partnership will, upon review and approval of their implementation plan, be awarded funding to implement their program for approximately two years.

Link to RFQ: Learn To Earn Disability Pilot RFQ
Link to RFQ Q&A: Not Yet Available
Link to Budget Form: FY19 LTE Program Design Budget Forms

Questions will be accepted in writing through Wednesday, February 6, 2019 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/328751) to receive email notifications when new responses are posted.

CONTACT
Anthony Britt
Abritt@commcorp.org

Deadline to submit responses: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Midnight. Please upload your submission electronically to the following link: https://commcorp.tfaforms.net/328752.

Disclaimer: This solicitation is offered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s Interagency Workgroup, which is made up of senior leaders from the Executive Offices of Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Economic Development, and Labor and Workforce Development. This grant program is funded through the Learn to Earn Initiative (LTE) line item in the Fiscal Year 2019 State Budget (7002-1080). This state-funded initiative is administered by Commonwealth Corporation on behalf of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD).

Commonwealth Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the MA Health Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Competency-Based Training Program RFQ.

Commonwealth Corporation seeks an experienced nonprofit higher education entity to deliver a flexible, online, competency-based training program targeted towards 150 adult learners employed at MassHealth ACOs and CPs. The subset of MassHealth ACOs and CPs will be selected by EOHHS and Commonwealth Corporation. The Competency-Based Training Program aims to build the competence and confidence of the frontline workforce in order to improve their capacity to function at the top of their roles in team-based care models in MassHealth ACOs and CPs. It also aims to equip individual program participants with portable and stackable credentials that can help advance their careers and set them on the path to higher education, if they so desire.

Link to RFQ: MassHealth DSRIP Competency-Based Training Program Grant RFQ
Link to RFQ Q&A: Questions and Answers on DSRIP Competency-Based Training RFQ 1.3.19
Link to Budget Form: MassHealth DSRIP Competency-Based Training Program Grant Budget Forms

Questions will be accepted in writing through Thursday, January 17, 2019. Please submit these via email to Karen Shack at kshack@commcorp.org. Applicants can sign up at this link to receive email notifications when new responses are posted.

CONTACT:
For questions about the objectives and requirements of the RFQ, contact:
Karen J. Shack
kshack@commcorp.org

Deadline to submit proposals: Thursday, January 24, 2019 by midnight. Please upload your submission electronically to the following link: https://commcorp.tfaforms.net/328742

This state-funded initiative is administered by Commonwealth Corporation on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) Office of Medicaid (MassHealth). This grant program is funded through the DSRIP Statewide Investments Program.

Applications are closed and are currently under review. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible about the outcome of their applications.

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