The Commonwealth Corporation has announced the release of the Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund RFP, which is designed to provide applicants with funds to support planning to address workforce challenges that occur as a result of the requirements of implementing Chapter 224. An optional Bidders’ Webinar will be held on August 8, 2013 at 1:00pm. Click here to register for the webinar. Questions about the Request for Proposals will be accepted in writing, and answers will be posted on a regular basis. Please submit questions via email to Karen Shack, email@example.com. Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling schedule beginning October 1, 2013 until June 1, 2014.
Download Proposal (Word): Request for Proposals
Download Planning Formats (Excel): Parts 5a-5b
Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund
The Workforce Training Fund (WTF) is a state fund that provides resources to Massachusetts businesses to train current and newly hired employees through three grant programs:
The WTF General Program is open to companies of any size, and will provide up to $250,000 per company. Priority is given to applications focused on employee skills attainment and achievement of transferable and measurable skills. Applications may be submitted at any time but will be reviewed according to published deadlines. Grant decisions are made approximately 60 days after the application deadline. Click here for more information about the WTF General Program.
The WTF Express Program is targeted to small companies with 50 or fewer employees, as well as to labor organizations. Applicants must choose from a list of pre-qualified programs. Applications may be submitted online at any time. Grants are up to $3,000 per course per trainee, and cannot exceed $30,000 per company for a 2-year period. Applications are now being accepted for this program. Applications may be submitted at any time, and grant decisions are made within 5 business days from filing the application. Click here for more information about the WTF Express Program.
The WTF Hiring Incentive Grant Program is open to all employers and provides training grants of up to $2,000 per new employee and up to $30,000 a year per company. This program assists in paying training costs for newly hired employees who have been unemployed over 6 months. Applications are now being accepted for this program. Application must be submitted within 30 days of new hire’s start date, and grant decisions are made approximately 5 days from filing the application. Click here for more information about the WTF Hiring Incentive Grant Program.
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Grant Programs
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has launched several key programs that are designed to create jobs and support scientific research to improve the human condition. For information please visit: MLSC Programs.