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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) FY19 Year-Round Youth Services; Post Date: 03/01/18; Close Date: 12:00 PM NOON on 04/13/18 (one original and 10 hard copies) at the REB office, 1441 Main Street, 1st Floor, Springfield, MA 01103 Last Change Date: 03/07/18 – Bidders Conference Materials Added (Attendees, Powerpoint Slides, Q&As); 03/12/18 – Q&A Posted; 03/15/18 – Q&A Posting Updated

Summary:  In FY18 the REB had approximately $1M available to fund proposals that will provide comprehensive year round employment, training, career development and case management services to in-school and out-of-school youth who reside in Hampden County and meet WIOA eligibility requirements.  Final funding availability for FY19 will not be known until after the RFP is issued and is subject to change.  Final allocation figures will be available prior to the execution of contracts with successful bidders.

Community-based organizations, certified One-Stop Career Centers, WIOA Core Partners’ Funded Programs (WIOA Title II Adult Literacy via MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; WIOA Title IV Vocational Rehabilitation via MA Rehabilitation Commission and MA Commission for the Blind and MA Department of Transitional Assistance funded programs), public or private agencies, public school systems, local School-to-Career Partnerships, governmental units, labor groups, private businesses and employers, faith-based organizations, community colleges, proprietary schools, and other qualified educational and training institutions who have demonstrated successful performance in serving youth, especially low-income youth, are encouraged to apply. Partnerships among eligible applicants are permissible as long as proposals clearly delineate roles and the budget includes any sub-contractual arrangements.

A Bidder’s Conference will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 9:00 a.m. at the TD Bank Building Conference Center, 1st floor, 1441 Main Street, Springfield, MA.  For more information contact Christine Abramowitz, 413-755-1358 or

RFP Documents are downloadable below:  Adobe Acrobat Reader software is free from the vendor at:

 Adobe Documents  Word-Excel 97-2003 Documents
 Main RFP RFP and Attachment Word Documents
Program and Cost Excel Worksheets
 RFP Budget Budget Excel Worksheets
 Attachments A-K

Bidders’ Conference Materials 

Added as available:

PowerPoint Slides
Attendee List

 Post-Bidders Conference Q&As

March 12, 2018

March 15, 2018

Disclaimer: Please note that this system was not designed to keep track of which organizations have downloaded a specific document. As a result, it is the responsibility of every Bidder to check the REB’s RFP Center for any addenda or modifications to a solicitation for which they intend to respond. The REB accepts no liability and will provide no accommodation to bidders who fail to check for amended solicitations and submit inadequate or incorrect responses. Potential bidders are advised to check the “last change” field on the summary page of solicitations for which they intend to submit a response to ensure that they have the most recent solicitation files.