Available Funding

Available Funding

On behalf of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Commonwealth Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly Workforce Success Grants funded through the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund FY’19 Appropriation.

The Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF) FY’19 Appropriation is designed to fund training and placement or training and advancement programs in health care, information technology (IT) and other specific occupational priorities that have been identified through the Regional Workforce Skills Planning Initiative regional blueprint process. Commonwealth Corporation seeks to fund proposals from qualified partnerships that propose to implement one of the two following options over a two- or three-year period:

  • Training and Placement Program [Option A]: Partnerships proposing to deliver cohort-based, occupationally focused training and placement programs to unemployed and/or underemployed individuals, with a goal to place them in unsubsidized employment in the target occupation upon completion of training at a target wage of at least $13.50 per hour. See RFP for more details.
  • Training and Advancement Program [Option B]: This option seeks to provide advancement opportunities for entry-level workers at their current employer (people currently working in the target sector and currently earning less than $15/hour). See RFP for more details.
    • We encourage applications seeking to leverage alternative delivery methods such as online/digital, hybrid, and competency-based modules in order to meet the unique needs of incumbent workers.
    • We encourage applications from partnerships proposing to support advancement of human service workers along a career pathway (e.g. home health aides and early childhood educators).

Link to RFP Document: WCTF FY19 RFP
Link to Budget and Outcomes Forms: WCTF FY19 Application Budget & Outcome Forms
Link to RFP Q&A: WCTF FY19 RFP Q&A

For questions about the objectives and requirements of the RFQ, contact:
Anthony Britt
Abritt@commcorp.org

Questions will be accepted in writing through May 1, 2019 at 5 PM.
Please submit these via email to Anthony Britt at abritt@commcorp.org.

Applicants are able to receive email notifications when new question responses are posted online by signing up at the following link: https://commcorp.tfaforms.net/328762

 The deadline to submit responses is Thursday, May 9, 2019 by 11:59 PM.
Please upload your submission electronically to the following link: https://commcorp.tfaforms.net/328763

This solicitation is offered by Commonwealth Corporation and funded through the WCTF line item in the Fiscal Year 2019 State Budget (7002-1075). 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 a competitive procurement for the Bridging the Opportunity Gap 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 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 RFP materials. BOG programming should consist of a progressive exposure to community and work environments that help youth build specific work readiness skills and make informed career choices.

Proposals must be submitted to Commonwealth Corporation before April 3, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.

To learn more about the RFP and programming through this funding, join our BOG RFP Bidders Webinar on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Use this link to join.

  • Meeting name: BOG FY20 RFP Bidders Webinar. Log-in as a guest.
  • Conference call number (for audio portion of the webinar): 1-888-265-4641
  • Conference Code: 2846443383
  • Webinar Presentation: FY20 BOG RFP Bidders Webinar Presentation

Link to RFP: FY20 BOG RFP Final
Link to Budget Form: FY20 BOG Budget Narrative
Link to Signature Sheet: FY20 BOG Signature Sheet
Link to Grantee Handbook: FY20 DYS BOG Grantee Handbook
Link to Curriculum Guide: BOG EYF Curriculum Guide

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

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

 

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

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.