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

On Wednesday, February 8th, 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 Community Development Block Grant–Public Services (CDBG-PS). CDBG funds are intended to provide services for low-income individuals and families with a 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 8, 2019. A bidder’s conference will be held on Tuesday, February 12th, 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 February 19th, 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 Todd Lee, Senior Workforce and Policy Analyst, by email at: todd.lee@boston.gov.

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