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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

 

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

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

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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