Available Funding

Available Funding

With funding from the Strada Education Network and the Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly Success Grants funded through the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund, an initiative of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, three partnerships, each of which includes employers and higher education institutions/training organizations, will receive up to $200,000 each through two-year grants, to develop and implement new digital or hybrid competency-based training programs for entry-level incumbent health care workers. Funds will support an initial Program Design phase and subsequent implementation, including tuition for a first cohort of students.

Link to RFQ: DILL Pilots RFQ – REVISED 7-15-19 (updated deadlines for Letters of Intent)
Link to RFQ Q&A: DILL RFQ Questions and Answers – FINAL – Updated July 15, 2019

The deadline to submit questions is Friday, July 12 at 5 PM
Submit via email to: DILLPilotQuestions@commcorp.org

An informational webinar about this RFP was held on Wednesday, June 26 from 1-2 PM.
Link to Webinar presentation (PDF): DILL RFQ Webinar 6-26-19
Link to Recording of Webinar: https://youtu.be/RE2RSrTnlG0

Contact Information:
For questions about the objectives and requirements of the RFQ, contact Lisa Ulrich at DILLPilotQuestions@commcorp.org

Deadline for Letter of Intent – UPDATED: Friday, July 19 at 5 PM
Link to submit Letter of Intent: https://commcorp.tfaforms.net/328766

This solicitation is offered by Commonwealth Corporation and funded through the WCTF line item in the Fiscal Year 2019 State Budget (7002-1075) and a grant from the Strada Education Network. This state-funded initiative is administered by Commonwealth Corporation on behalf of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD)

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and Commonwealth Corporation are pleased to announce the release of the YouthWorks Year Round RFP which provides opportunities for competitive funding for career pathway programming, enhanced YouthWorks work based learning, and planning grants. Eligible applicants are limited to the state’s 16 local workforce development boards and/or their fiscal partners.

YouthWorks, in operation since the 1990’s, is a subsidized employment program designed to provide low-income teens and young adults, 14 to 21 years of age, with their first employment experiences, work-readiness training, career pathway programming and the skills to find and keep an unsubsidized job. All YouthWorks program use the Signal Success curriculum to help young people learn and practice the skills that matter at work, at school, and in life.

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 MassHire Workforce Development Board. The cities eligible for funding during the summer of 2019 are outlined below:

Local Area Cities
Berkshire Pittsfield
Boston Boston
Bristol Fall River, Taunton
Brockton Brockton
Cape & Islands Barnstable
Central Mass Worcester
Franklin Hampshire Northampton
Greater Lowell Lowell
Greater New Bedford New Bedford
Hampden County Chicopee, Springfield, Holyoke, Westfield
Merrimack Valley Lawrence, Haverhill
Metro North Cambridge, Chelsea, Malden, Somerville, Revere, Everett
Metro South/West Framingham
North Central Fitchburg, Leominster
North Shore Lynn, Salem, Peabody
South Coastal Quincy, Plymouth, Weymouth


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 FY2019 state budget.

An informational webinar about this RFP will be held:
Monday, June 17th from 10:30-11:30. Registration link:

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

Jennifer Applebaum
(617) 717-6934

Deadline to submit proposals: July 11, 2019

YouthWorks Year Round 19-20 RFP
Year Round Application Form
YouthWorks Summer 2019-20 Budget Form

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

Applications are currently 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.