On behalf of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the Workforce Skills Cabinet, Commonwealth Corporation (CommCorp) is pleased to announce the Request for Proposals for the Scaling Capacity and Leveraging Employers (SCALE) Planning Grant and the Replenishing Employer iNvestment in Education & Workforce Training (RENEW) Demonstration Grant
Prospective applicants are invited to join virtual information sessions to get questions answered in real-time!
The Workforce Skills Cabinet and Commonwealth Corporation have launched the Scaling Capacity and Leveraging Employers (SCALE) Planning Grant. These funds are aligning public and private resources across the system to scale effective education-to-employment pathways that better position residents who want to be hired into jobs that businesses need filled.
The SCALE Planning Grant provides an opportunity to operationalize partnerships that will apply for larger implementation grants to solve bigger problems. This is done by de-risking the time required by businesses and stakeholder partners to determine and apply for implementation funding. SCALE encourages and requires direct engagement from the business community to solve their training, education, and talent needs at a high volume.
$10,000-30,000 is available for a one-to-three-month planning grant. Final deliverable is an application to ARPA-funded workforce program, e.g., CTI, WCTF, RENEW grant.
Benefits of a SCALE grant include:
• A direct opportunity to engage the business community to solve their training, education, and talent needs at a high volume
• De-risking the time and effort required by businesses and stakeholder partners to determine and apply for funding
• Allowing groups to operationalize partnerships prior to applying for larger grants to solve bigger problems
• Providing flexible funding for planning and designing scalable activities
The Workforce Skills Cabinet and Commonwealth Corporation have launched RENEW to develop programs that will train workers to address employers’ hiring needs and help companies meet their diversity hiring goals.
O programa é projetado para preencher a lacuna entre empregadores e provedores de treinamento locais com o objetivo de estabelecer pipelines de desenvolvimento de talentos sustentáveis. Dentro dessas parcerias, os empregadores fornecerão contribuições para o desenho do currículo, especificarão os tipos de trabalhadores que precisam de ajuda para recrutar e pagarão após a conclusão do treinamento e colocação no emprego.
Committed employers agree to pay back 50% of training costs for each hired person.
Além do financiamento do programa, as parcerias receberão assistência técnica e apoio de recrutamento dos MassHire Career Centers e dos conselhos regionais de força de trabalho.