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PUBLIC NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR SERVICES FUNDED BY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PUBLIC SERVICES (CDBG-PS)

On Friday, February 18, 2022, on behalf of Mayor Wu and the City of Boston, the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD) will issue an open and competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) for services under the Community Development Block Grant Public Services (CDBG-PS). CDBG funds are intended to provide services for low-income individuals and families with the goal of moving them out of poverty towards economic security. Through funded services and collaboration, programs will be designed to offer multiple pathways to economic security through education and industry-approved training; placement in jobs along career pathways; and/or access to public or private cash equivalent benefits.

You can download the RFP online at https://owd.boston.gov/ beginning February 18, 2022. A bidder’s conference will be held virtually on Friday, February 25, 2022, at 12:00 pm. A registration link for the bidder’s conference will be posted online on the website https://owd.boston.gov//. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend; accommodations for persons with disabilities available upon request. Please make all such requests at least 10 business days in advance. A Letter of Intent to Bid (provided in the RFP) is strongly recommended but not required. If submitting, the LOI is due by Friday, March 4, 2022. Proposals will be due Friday, April 1, 2022, by 5:00 P.M.

The RFP seeks to identify programs for funding for fiscal year 2023, from July 1st, 2022 – June 30th, 2023. For further information, questions about the RFP, or requests for accommodations for persons with disabilities for the bidder’s conference, please contact Sarah Soroui, Workforce and Policy Manager, by email at: sarah.soroui@boston.gov