Solicitation: Expanding Access to Opportunity in the Offshore Wind Workforce

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (“MassCEC”) is seeking proposals from qualified applicants for a solicitation entitled Expanding Access to Opportunity in the Offshore Wind Workforce. Through the Solicitation, MassCEC intends to fund projects that proactively work to increase the participation of underrepresented populations and/or target communities (as further specified in the solicitation) in the developing offshore wind workforce and reduce barriers for individuals interested in pursuing offshore wind job opportunities.

Solicitation: Expanding Access to Opportunity in the Offshore Wind Workforce

Estimated Timeline  
Release of Solicitation March 8, 2021

Informational Webinar (View Recording or Slides

Contact offshorewind@masscec.com for a list of webinar registrants

March 25, 2021 at 9:30am EST
Questions due to MassCEC via email to offshorewind@masscec.com April 7, 2021 by 11:59pm EST
Questions with Answers Posted to MassCEC Website (View Questions with Answers) April 16, 2021
Proposals Due May 7, 2021 by 11:59pm EST
Notification of Award Target July 2021

Proposals must be submitted to offshorewind@masscec.com by 11:59 pm ET May 7, 2021. The words “2021 Solicitation: Offshore Wind Workforce” must appear in the email subject line.  

See below for all application forms and supplemental documentation:

Additional Resources:

  • MassCEC has recently developed an offshore wind career pathways maps for the three phases of development of an offshore wind project: planning and development, construction and installation, and operations and maintenance. Each map includes occupational data (e.g. job and task descriptions, education/training requirements, median wage, etc.) for distinct occupations the offshore wind industry will be looking to fill.  
  • To learn more about offshore wind in Massachusetts and MassCEC’s role in supporting workforce development for this emerging industry, please refer to this two-page overview