MassCEC’s Successful Women in Clean Energy initiative to help low and moderate-income female workers build careers in the clean energy industry.

This funding opportunity is open to Massachusetts Higher Education Institutions offering 2 and 4 year degrees, Community-based and non-profit organizations, with 501(c)(3) status, located in Massachusetts, Clean Energy Employers, Community-Based Organizations, Workforce Investment Boards, Labor Unions and Workforce Training Providers. Preference will be given to training providers that have experience in developing relationships with employers, working with POP populations and placing trainees in On-the-Job Training (OJT) permanent employment.

Applicant teams are encouraged to apply, the lead applicants should submit the application and explain in detail the roles and responsibilities of each partner.

Thank you for your interest. The 2016 Successful Women in Clean Energy program is currently closed, and applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back here in the future for future iterations of this opportunity.

For more information, interested parties can view a recording of MassCEC's 2016 Successful Women in Clean Energy Webinar here.

1. If a trainer chose to train 20, is it required to be 2 cohorts of 10?

If a Training Provider takes on 20 trainees, you are not required to train them in 2 separate cohorts of 10 individuals each. The Training Provider could choose to take on 20 and then decide to train them all at once if they would like, which may be the more cost-effective approach.


2. Clarification of the of fellowship duration: Page 2 mentions a 6-month fellowship and page 3 mentions a 90-day fellowship. Which is correct?

The fellowship will run for six months, but in order for the Training Provider to achieve their performance goal the trainee must stay in their fellowship for 90 days to meet this metric.


3. For this RFP, there is no set amount for client assistance. Can we set the amount?​

Client assistance is synonymous with case management. Yes, please set the relevant amount in your proposal.


4. What is the pre-purchased curriculum? This would be helpful in structuring the elements and duration of the training. ​

Please leave open approximately 20 hours for the required curriculum. MassCEC will inform grantees at a later time on the details of the pre-purchased curriculum.

Successful Women in Clean Energy (SWICE) is a training program created in 2015 that prepares qualifying adult women for clean energy positions in sales and business management. Individuals receive training intended to support educational and career pathways in clean energy that lead to economic self-sufficiency and are then placed with an employer for a paid 6-month fellowship.