Metro North Regional Employment Board
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WIOA Youth Program Provider Procurement

  Metro North REB Announces Release of WIOA Youth Program Provider RFP

The Metro North Regional Employment Board (REB) announces the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select WIOA In and Out of School Youth Program Providers for Fiscal Year 2019 covering the period July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 with potential renewals for one additional year. Approximately $121,793 for In School programs and $306,105 for Out of School programs will be available for the selected WIOA Youth Providers for the period July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. These programs are funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Youth program. The selected provider(s) will be responsible for providing training and workforce development services for youth within the Metro North region.

Please click on the following links to download the RFP and Budget Form:



  • February 13, 2018              Request for Proposals released
  • February 22, 2018              Bidder’s Conference Webinar 2:00pm EST
  • March 1, 2018                     Letters of Intent due by 4:00pm EST

(A Letter of Intent is required for a proposal to be considered. Submit to

  • March 19, 2018               Deadline for submission of written questions
  • March 23, 2018               Proposals due by 4:00pm EST
  • April 2018 (estimate)       Bidders notified of outcome
  • Contract start date          July 1, 2018




Questions and Answers, and Amendments, will be posted here. Bidders are responsible for checking back for new Q & As, as well as any addenda or modfications to the RFP.

Amendment I - Bidder's Conference Webinar Presentation (posted 2/20/2018)

Amendment II - Questions received as of 2/20/2018 (posted 2/20/2018)

Amendment III - Questions and Responses from Bidder’s Conference Webinar held on 2/22/18 (posted 2/23/18)

Amendment IV - Questions received as of 3/16/18 (posted 3/16/18)



MNREB FY 17-20 Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan provides information on the REB’s overarching priorities, target industries and occupational clusters, and target priority populations. 

[Download Strategic Plan [PDF]  


Fundraising Consultant



Metro North REB Seeking Fundraising Consultant

Note Submission dealine extended to close of day on February 1, 2018.


The Metro North Regional Employment Board (REB) is a public-private partnership whose mission is to enable area residents to gain the skills to maximize their economic self-sufficiency and provide employers with the workforce they need to effectively compete in the changing world economy. As one of 16 local Workforce Development Boards established in Massachusetts by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (recently superseded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014), the REB was formed to: set local workforce policy, determine how state and federal funds are best used for workforce development, develop partnerships to align the needs of employers to the needs of area residents, and oversee the Metro North One-Stop Career Centers where both job search and employer services are provided. By law, business leaders must constitute a majority of the Board with other members representing education, training, labor and economic development. 

For more information, please see our website:, and the attached description of the REB.   REB Members are listed on our website at

We are seeking a fundraising consultant to assist us in developing and implementing a plan to raise approximately $250,000 in 2018, to be achieved, at least in part, by a large fundraising event in September 2018 with corporate sponsorship.   This is the REB’s first venture into large scale corporate fundraising.  We invite you to submit a written proposal to us by close of day on February 1, 2018. 

Please submit your proposal (and any questions you may have) to us at  Be sure to include the following:

  • Narrative on proposed services to the REB.
  • Cost Proposal:  We encourage a fee structure that is a percentage of amounts raise.  Include timing of expected payment(s).
  • List of Past Projects
  • References


REB Description[PDF]  

REB Website:




 Metro North REB, Fresh Pond Mall, 186 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 216, Cambridge, MA 02138