REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR WIOA YOUTH PROGRAM PROVIDERS
IN-SCHOOL AND OUT-OF-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2025
July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025
(with potential renewal of one additional year)

RESPONSE DUE: March 27, 2024 by 4:00pm EST. Sumit to RFP@masshiremetronorth.org

The Metro North Regional Employment Board, Inc. (Metro North REB), d/b/a MassHire Metro North Workforce Board (MNWB), is issuing this request for proposal (RFP) to select providers of the Metro North region’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth In-School and Out-of-School programs, collectively referred to as the WIOA Youth Program Providers (YPPs).
MNWB seeks proposals with innovative approaches to service delivery that meet the specifications outlined in this RFP. The organization should demonstrate that it can offer a range of training and employment services for youth based on individual need and employer demand; resources to deliver comprehensive youth services that focus on assisting out-of-school youth and in-school youth, with one or more barriers to employment, prepare for employment and postsecondary education opportunities; attain educational and/or skills training credentials; and secure employment with career/promotional opportunities. Successful applications will describe in detail the organization’s plan to implement the activities described in this RFP; demonstrate ability to innovate; design and develop work experience opportunities and training programs; achieve, track, and report outcomes; demonstrate ability to secure additional funding to supplement existing funding streams; and meet government accounting and expense requirements. A copy of the WIOA regulations is available at www.doleta.gov/WIOA/.

Schedule: 

January 30, 2024 – Request for Proposals released
February 13, 2024 – Bidder’s Conference Webinar 2:00pm EST
RSVP to RFP@masshiremetronorth.org to receive login instructions. Please include attendee’s name, organization, email address and phone number. Bidder’s conference attendance is not required.
March 3, 2024 – Letters of Intent due by 4:00pm EST (A letter of intent is required for a proposal to be considered), Submit to RFP@masshiremetronorth.org.
March 19, 2024 – Deadline for submission of written questions
March 27, 2024 – Proposals due by 4:00pm EST
May 9, 2024 – Bidders notified of outcome
July 1, 2024 – Contract start date