Mini-Bid Request: Technical Assistance to Support the Equity Workforce Training Planning Grants

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is seeking proposals through a mini-bid request for qualified individuals or organizations to provide direct technical assistance to the recipients of MassCEC’s Equity Workforce Training Planning Grants, and design core technical assistance collateral which will support current and future grantees.

The Planning Grants provide Massachusetts-based organizations with financial resources and guidance to design and plan for multi-year workforce development programs to serve Environmental Justice (“EJ”) Neighborhoods and/or Fossil Fuel Workers. Successful program designs will lead to employment in climate-critical occupational categories and business fields aligned with the workforce needs of current Massachusetts climate goals outlined in the 2025/2030 Clean Energy and Climate Plan and the 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap.  

Status Details
Opened September 8, 2022
Application Deadline
October 5, 2022
Questions? Contact

Funding Schedule

Process Step 


Release of Mini-Bid

September 8, 2022 

Questions due to MassCEC via email to

September 21, 2022 

Questions with Answers Emailed to Mini-Bid Recipients

Questions and Answers Document

September 26, 2022

Proposals Due

 October 5, 2022

Interviews of Top Applicants


Notification of Award

November 2022

*All dates are subject to change at MassCEC’s discretion.


Application Process

To apply, Applicants should follow the below steps: 

  1. Review this Mini-Bid to develop an understanding of the funding opportunity
  2. Review the Equity Workforce Training Planning Grants RFP
  3. Submit any questions about this Mini-Bid to by September 21, 2022, and review answers to any potential Applicant questions provided by MassCEC via email 
  4. Develop a proposal submission that demonstrates the ability of the Applicant to meet the project scope and includes all the requirements outlined, not to exceed sixteen (16) pages, inclusive of all attachments
  5. Review and sign Attachment 1
  6. Review the sample contract included in Attachment 2, detailing any proposed changes or additions to the sample contract as needed
  7. Combine the complete application into a single pdf and submit it by email to with “Mini-Bid Request: Technical Assistance to Support the Equity Workforce Training Planning Grants” in the subject line.  
  8. Complete application submissions will be accepted through 11:59 PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Under no circumstances will MassCEC accept responses past the deadline.   

A complete application must include:  

  • A detailed proposal submission addressing all contents outlined in Section 5.1 of this Mini-Bid
  • Attachment 1: Authorized Applicant’s Signature and Acceptance Form
  • (Optional) Attachment 2: Feedback on sample contract.  

Send application and all other required documentation to  

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