Available Funding

Available Funding

YouthWorks Summer 2017 Application Package

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and Commonwealth Corporation are pleased to announce the release of the YouthWorks Summer 2017 application package. Eligible applicants are limited to the state’s 16 local Workforce Development Boards and/or their fiscal partners.

Funds have been targeted to the cities in Massachusetts that have the highest numbers of youth in poverty, where low-income youth are especially in need of ensuring access to summer job opportunities.  These cities are part of a larger “workforce investment region” represented by a Workforce Development Board.

Applicants are limited to the state’s 16 local area Workforce Development Boards and/or their fiscal partners listed below.

Click on your WDB below to start your application. Additional attachments are listed below the WDBs.

 

Berkshire County Regional Employment Board
Bristol Workforce Investment Board
Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board
Greater Lowell Workforce Investment Board
Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board
City of Boston
North Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board
Franklin/Hampshire Regional Employment Board
Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board
Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board
Metro North Regional Employment Board
North Shore Workforce Investment Board
Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce (Metro S/W)
Regional Employment Board of Hampden County
South Shore Workforce Investment Board
Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board


YouthWorks Summer 2017 Statewide Allocation

Federal Poverty Guidelines, 2017
YouthWorks Confidentiality Statement and Release Form
YouthWorks Specifications and Application Package Summer 2017
YouthWorks Budget Form, 2017

YouthWorks is an initiative of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD), in support of Governor Charles Baker’s effort to improve workforce outcomes for young adults, a population that is significantly detached from the workforce.  This program is funded through Line Item No. 7002–0012 of the FY2017 state budget.

CONTACT

For questions about objectives and requirements of the application package contact:

Anne Berrigan
aberrigan@commcorp.org
(617) 717-6901

Deadline to submit proposals: March 31, 2017

House of Corrections Re-Entry Workforce Development Demonstration Program FY’17 Appropriation

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and Commonwealth Corporation are pleased to announce the release of the House of Corrections Re-Entry Workforce Development Demonstration Program FY’17 Appropriation Request for Qualifications. The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development is seeking qualified applicants that, upon successful grant award, will work with EOLWD and Commonwealth Corporation for a duration of up to four (4) months to increase capacity of or scale pre-existing successful re-entry programming serving individuals in a House of Corrections facility or transitioning back to the community.

In March of 2015, Governor Baker, through Executive Order 561, created a Task Force on Economic Opportunity for Populations Facing Chronically High Rates of Unemployment, chaired by Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Ronald L. Walker, II. The goal of the Task Force was to recommend solutions to help end persistent economic disparities among segments of the populations, including African Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, Native Americans, people with disabilities and Gulf War Era II Veterans. At the time of the Task Force report these populations experienced rates of unemployment from 7-20%, while the overall unemployment rate was 5.8%. The Task Force found that individuals within these target populations experienced complex needs that require intensive interventions for them to be successful in securing and maintaining employment. Access to adequate re-entry services was identified as a barrier to employment that disproportionally impacts the target populations. The Task Force made several recommendations, including leveraging community-based organizations, engaging individuals and employers relationally, scaling and replicating programs that work as measured by evidence-based outcomes, and embracing innovative approaches, such as demonstration programs.

The House of Corrections Re-Entry Workforce Development Demonstration Program is an initiative of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD), in support of Governor Charles Baker’s effort to improve workforce outcomes among individuals returning to their communities after incarceration. This grant program is funded through a General Appropriation Act in the Fiscal Year 2017 State Budget (7003-0150).

Questions will be accepted in writing through Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 5pm. Please submit these via email to Sarah Kiley Schoff at Sarah.Schoff@MassMail.state.ma.us. 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:

Sarah Kiley Schoff
Sarah.Schoff@MassMail.state.ma.us
(617) 626-5042

Deadline to submit proposals: Monday, February 27, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Please upload your submission electronically to the following link: https://commcorp.tfaforms.net/328690

HOC Re-Entry FY17 Workforce Development Demonstration RFQ
HOC Re-Entry FY17 Program Budget Form
HOC Re-Entry FY17 Workforce Development Demonstration Q&A 2.22.17

 

Department of Correction Re-Entry Workforce Development Demonstration Program FY’17 Appropriation

 

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and Commonwealth Corporation are pleased to announce the release of the Department of Correction Re-Entry Workforce Development Demonstration Program FY’17 Appropriation Request for Qualifications. The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development is seeking qualified applicants that, upon successful grant award, will work with EOLWD and Commonwealth Corporation for a duration of up to four (4) months to increase capacity of or scale pre-existing successful re-entry programming serving individuals in a Department of Correction facility or transitioning back to the community.

In March of 2015, Governor Baker, through Executive Order 561, created a Task Force on Economic Opportunity for Populations Facing Chronically High Rates of Unemployment, chaired by Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Ronald L. Walker, II. The goal of the Task Force was to recommend solutions to help end persistent economic disparities among segments of the populations, including African Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, Native Americans, people with disabilities and Gulf War Era II Veterans. At the time of the Task Force report these populations experienced rates of unemployment from 7-20%, while the overall unemployment rate was 5.8%. The Task Force found that individuals within these target populations experienced complex needs that require intensive interventions for them to be successful in securing and maintaining employment. Access to adequate re-entry services was identified as a barrier to employment that disproportionally impacts the target populations. The Task Force made several recommendations, including leveraging community-based organizations, engaging individuals and employers relationally, scaling and replicating programs that work as measured by evidence-based outcomes, and embracing innovative approaches, such as demonstration programs.

The Department of Correction Re-Entry Workforce Development Demonstration Program is an initiative of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD), in support of Governor Charles Baker’s effort to improve workforce outcomes among individuals returning to their communities after incarceration. This grant program is funded through a General Appropriation Act in the Fiscal Year 2017 State Budget (7003-0150).

Questions will be accepted in writing through Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 5pm. Please submit these via email to Sarah Kiley Schoff at Sarah.Schoff@MassMail.state.ma.us. Applicants can sign up at https://commcorp.tfaforms.net/328692 to receive email notifications when new responses are posted.

CONTACT

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

Sarah Kiley Schoff
Sarah.Schoff@MassMail.state.ma.us
(617) 626-5042

Deadline to submit proposals: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Please upload your submission electronically to the following link: https://commcorp.tfaforms.net/328694

DOC Re-Entry FY17 Workforce Development Demonstration RFQ
DOC Re-Entry FY17 Program Budget Form
DOC Re-Entry FY17 Workforce Development Demonstration Q&A 2.22.17

Court-Involved Youth Re-Entry Workforce Development Demonstration Program  FY’17 Appropriation

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and Commonwealth Corporation are pleased to announce the release of the Court-Involved Youth Re-Entry Workforce Development Demonstration Program FY’17 Appropriation Request for Qualifications. The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development is seeking qualified applicants that, upon successful grant award, will work with EOLWD and Commonwealth Corporation for a duration of up to four (4) months to increase capacity of or scale pre-existing successful re-entry programming serving court-involved youth

In March of 2015, Governor Baker, through Executive Order 561, created a Task Force on Economic Opportunity for Populations Facing Chronically High Rates of Unemployment, chaired by Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Ronald L. Walker, II. The goal of the Task Force was to recommend solutions to help end persistent economic disparities among segments of the populations, including African Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, Native Americans, people with disabilities and Gulf War Era II Veterans. At the time of the Task Force report these populations experienced rates of unemployment from 7-20%, while the overall unemployment rate was 5.8%. The Task Force found that individuals within these target populations experienced complex needs that require intensive interventions for them to be successful in securing and maintaining employment. Access to adequate re-entry services was identified as a barrier to employment that disproportionally impacts the target populations. The Task Force made several recommendations, including leveraging community-based organizations, engaging individuals and employers relationally, scaling and replicating programs that work as measured by evidence-based outcomes, and embracing innovative approaches, such as demonstration programs.

The Court-Involved Youth Re-Entry Workforce Development Demonstration Program is an initiative of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD), in support of Governor Charles Baker’s effort to improve workforce outcomes among individuals returning to their communities after incarceration. This grant program is funded through a General Appropriation Act in the Fiscal Year 2017 State Budget (7003-0150).

Questions will be accepted in writing through Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 5pm. Please submit these via email to Sarah Kiley Schoff at Sarah.Schoff@MassMail.state.ma.us. Applicants can sign up at https://commcorp.tfaforms.net/328693 to receive email notifications when new responses are posted.

 

CONTACT

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

Sarah Kiley Schoff
Sarah.Schoff@MassMail.state.ma.us
(617) 626-5042

Deadline to submit proposals: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Please upload your submission electronically to the following link: https://commcorp.tfaforms.net/328695

Court-Involved Youth Re-Entry FY17 Workforce Development Demonstration RFQ
Court-Involved Youth Re-Entry FY17 Program Budget Form
Court-Involved Youth Re-Entry FY17 Workforce Development Demonstration Q&A 2.22.17

The submission period for this grant has closed.

Award notifications will be sent by the end of February.

 

The application period for this grant has closed.

 

Award notifications will be sent in the spring.

 

The application period for this grant has closed.

 

Award notifications will be sent in the spring.

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