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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Youth (WIOA Youth)

On Friday, February 15th, 2019 on behalf of Mayor Walsh 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 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Youth (WIOA Youth). These funds are intended to provide job training, education and career pathways services to youth ages 16-24. The goal of Boston’s WIOA youth funding is to ensure that youth who are not being effectively served in mainstream education and workforce development systems have the skills and credentials necessary to access career-oriented employment.

You can download the RFP online at owd.boston.gov beginning February 15th, 2019. A bidder’s conference will be held on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 at 1:00pm in the 9th floor Board Room located at the Boston Planning & Development Agency, One City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201. 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 Tuesday March 5th, 2019. Proposals will be due Friday, March 15th, 2019 by 5:00 P.M.

The RFP seeks to identify programs for funding for fiscal year 2020, from July 1st, 2019 – June 30th, 2020. For further information, questions about the RFP, or requests for accommodations for persons with disabilities for the bidder’s conference, please contact Stefanie O’Shea, Workforce and Policy Manager, by email at: stefanie.oshea@boston.gov.