Available Funding

Available Funding


The application period for this grant has closed.


Award notifications will be sent in the spring.


Commonwealth Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Health Care Jobs Pipeline Grant Request for Qualifications.

In March 2016, Governor Baker, through Executive Order 561, created a Task Force to recommend solutions to help end persistent economic disparities for certain populations. At the time of the Task Force report, these populations, which include African Americans/Blacks, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, persons with disabilities, and Gulf War Era II Veterans, experienced rates of unemployment from 7-20%. The Task Force found that individuals within these populations experience complex needs and barriers that require intensive interventions. The Task Force made several recommendations, including using funds to support sector-based job training and placement to meet the needs of employer partners and support the employment of members of the target populations identified by the Task Force.

The purpose of the Health Care Jobs Pipeline Grant funding is to support the recommendations of the Economic Opportunity Task Force to provide support services, training, and job placement that are designed to meet the needs of members of the identified target populations.

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 support members of the populations identified by the Task Force in making a successful transition to employment in one of four targeted health care occupations: Recovery Coach (for substance abuse and addictions services), Medical Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant, or Home Health Aide.

Questions will be accepted in writing through Wednesday January 18, 2017, at 5pm. 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.


Karen Shack

Deadline to submit proposals: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by midnight. Please upload your submission electronically to the following link: https://commcorp.tfaforms.net/328678.

Health Care Jobs Pipeline Grant RFQ
Health Care Jobs Pipeline Grant Budget Forms
Health Care Jobs Pipeline Grant Q&A 1/17/17


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