For Public Comment

Draft AEI Policy Principles for Fiscal Year 2020

Background: In early February 2019, the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD) intends to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for FY 2020 Alternative Education Initiative (AEI) funding. The AEI funds support Boston’s high school diploma, HiSET and GED granting alternative education programs for youth between the ages of 16-24. Connecting youth to alternative education programs, where they can take advantage of personalized, flexible, and small student-centered learning environments, provides a foundation for participating youth to increase their future employability and earning potential.

How to Submit Comment: Comments may be emailed to Stefanie O’Shea, OWD Workforce and Policy Manager, at stefanie.oshea@boston.gov.

Deadline for Comment: February 1, 2019

 

Draft CDBG Policy Principles for Fiscal Year 2020

Background: In February 2019, the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD) intends to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) for FY 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Services funding. Each year, the City of Boston receives CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The funds are primarily used for affordable housing and economic development activities. However, up to 15% of the funds can be used for “public services” related to economic development. As the City’s workforce development agency, OWD manages this portion of the funding on behalf of DND.

How to Submit Comment: Comments may be emailed to Todd Lee, OWD Senior Workforce & Policy Analyst, at todd.lee@boston.gov.

Deadline for Comment: January 29, 2019

Public Hearing: With the release of the policy principles, a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at 26 Court Street in Boston. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to attend this hearing. The purpose of the hearing is to solicit feedback and input on the proposed policy principles which will guide the programmatic priorities and directions for FY20.

 

Draft WIOA-Youth Policy Principles for Fiscal Year 2020

Background: In early 2019, the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD) intends to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) for WIOA youth services for Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020). Boston’s Workforce Development Board (the Boston Private Industry Council) and the City of Boston’s WIOA Administrator (OWD) have drafted a set of proposed policy principles to help guide development and implementation of WIOA youth programs.

How to Submit Comment: Comments may be emailed to Stefanie O’Shea, OWD Workforce and Policy Manager, at stefanie.oshea@boston.gov.

Deadline for Comment: January 25, 2019

 

Draft WIOA Four-Year Plan

Background: In accordance with WIOA Sec. 108, local workforce boards must develop and submit to the Governor a comprehensive 4-year local plan for the Title I WIOA system. MassHire Boston (also known as the Boston Private Industry Council or PIC) and the Office of Workforce Development are posting the draft plan for public comment. The draft plan will be finalized at the end of the comment period and after any comments have been resolved.

How to Submit Comment: All comments must be submitted in writing to Angela McCabe, Workforce Development Director of the MassHire Boston Workforce Board. Comments may be emailed to Angela.McCabe@MasshireBoston.org or mailed to the address below:

Angela McCabe
MassHire Boston Workforce Board
Boston PIC
2 Oliver St., 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Deadline for Comment: January 27, 2019

 

Open RFPs

There are no open Requests for Proposals (RFPs) at this time. Join our funding opportunity email list to receive notification of upcoming open RFPs.

Sample RFPs from the Past

*Please note: The RFPs below are provided simply as examples, as their deadlines have passed. The content of future RFPs may be substantially different, including varied policy principles, objectives, or submission requirements.*

Boston Children’s Savings Account – Pilot Tech Tool FY16
Neighborhood Jobs Trust Job Training Services FY16
AEI RFP FY16
WIOA RFP FY16

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