Request for Proposal

WIOA Youth Services for CY2024 – 2025

(with possible 12-month contract renewal dependent on performance review and funding)

Estimated Amount: $180,000

$90,000 (max per grantee)

Issued: October 10, 2023

The MassHire Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board (FHWB) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking one or more vendors to develop and carry out a two-year youth service strategy involving effective providers of youth services and working with the FHWB, the Franklin Hampshire Employment and Training Consortium (FHETC) and the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center (MFHCC).

Vendors are sought for youth programming to be carried out in the Franklin Hampshire region funded through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I.  This RFP solicits proposals for a 24-month program. The WIOA Youth funding allocation available under this contract for the calendar year 2024 is an estimated $90,000 per grantee and is subject to final allocations by the State. The initial duration is for twelve (12) months from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024. The contract will be for an initial 12-month period, renewable for an additional 12 months based on a positive performance review and availability of funds for Calendar Year 2025.

Important Deadlines

Bidders Conference: October 16, 2023* 
Additional questions in writing accepted until October 20, 2023
Answers to Questions and Bidders Conference Notes: October 24, 2023
Proposals Due: October 27, 2023, by 4:30 PM**
Estimated Awards Announced: November 3, 2023
Anticipated Contract Start Date: December 1, 2023***

*The Bidders Conference will be held via Zoomm email for details.
**Contact the FHWB at to make an appointment to drop off proposals in-person. Mail-in proposals are encouraged.
***The FHWB seeks to award a one-year contract renewable for an additional 12-months, assuming satisfactory performance and availability of funding.