Metro North Regional Employment Board
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REB Procurements

 Metro North REB Request for Applications (RFA) for Outreach and Career Advising Services for City of Chelsea Residents


The Metro North Regional Employment Board (REB) is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Applications (RFA) related to a workforce development initiative aimed at addressing the workforce needs of employers impacted directly and indirectly by the new Encore Boston Harbor gaming facility. The services to be procured through this RFA include community outreach and career advising services targeted at residents of the City of Chelsea.

The services procured through this RFA are funded through a matching contribution from the City of Chelsea to a REB-led consortium grant from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s (MGC) 2018 Community Mitigation Fund Workforce Development Pilot Program. All applicants should read the REB’s MGC application, which can be accessed here:

Please submit any questions by 4pm Eastern Time on Friday, August 10, 2018 to

Please refer to the RFA documents below for full details.

City of Chelsea Outreach and Career Advising Services RFA (PDF)

City of Chelsea Outreach and Career Advising Services RFA (Word)

City of Chelsea Outreach and Career Advising Services RFA Budget Forms (Excel)



Fundraising Consultant 


Metro North REB Fundraising Consultant - Request for Proposals

The Metro North Regional Employment Board (REB) is a public-private partnership whose mission is to enable area residents to gain the skills to maximize their economic self-sufficiency and provide employers with the workforce they need to effectively compete in the changing world economy. As one of 16 local Workforce Development Boards in Massachusetts established by the U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the REB was formed to: set local workforce policy, determine how state and federal funds are best used for workforce development, develop partnerships to align the needs of employers to the needs of area residents, and oversee the Metro North One-Stop Career Centers where both job search and employer services are provided. By law, business leaders must constitute a majority of the Board with other members representing education, training, labor and economic development. 

For more information, please see our website:, and the attached description of the REB.   REB Members are listed on our website at

The Metro North REB is seeking a fundraising consultant to assist us in developing and implementing a plan to raise approximately $150,000 in FY2019 (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019), to be achieved, at least in part, by corporate donations.   This effort would be the REB’s first venture into large scale corporate fundraising. We are also interested in an overarching fundraising approach.  We invite you to submit a written proposal to us at your earliest convenience. 

Please submit your proposal (and any questions you may have) to us at  Be sure to include the following: 

  • Narrative on proposed services to the REB
  • Cost Proposal
  • List of Past Projects
  • References


REB Description[PDF]  

REB Website:




 Metro North REB, Fresh Pond Mall, 186 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 216, Cambridge, MA 02138