Available Funding

Available Funding

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

Commonwealth Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund FY’17 Appropriation 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/Black, 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 the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund model 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 WCTF FY’17 Appropriation 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 an occupation that is in demand by local employers.

Questions will be accepted in writing through Monday, January 9, 2017 at 5pm. Please submit these via email to Anthony Britt at abritt@commcorp.org. Applicants can sign up at this link to receive email notifications when new responses are posted.


Anthony Britt

Deadline to submit proposals: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by midnight. Please upload your submission electronically to the following link: https://commcorp.tfaforms.net/328676.

WCTF FY’17 Appropriation RFQ
WCTF FY’17 Program Design Budget Forms