The Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston WINS $23M in Good Jobs Challenge

  • August 10, 2022

Congratulations to the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston for winning the Good Jobs Challenge. We provided insight, advice, and recommendations on all elements of the proposal narrative, budget, and other supporting documentation on how to strengthen and possibly re-write sections of the application to align with the solication/RFP, which led them to a $23M win.

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Winners of American Rescue Plan $500 Million Good Jobs Challenge to Expand Employment Opportunities

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced grant awards to 32 industry-led workforce training partnerships across the country as part of the $500 million Good Jobs Challenge funded by President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

The Good Jobs Challenge is administered by the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration and will enable communities across the country to invest in innovative approaches to workforce development that will secure job opportunities for more than 50,000 Americans.

The 32 winning projects were selected from a competitive pool of 509 applicants. By partnering with labor unions, community colleges, industry, and other stakeholders, these projects will solve local talent needs and increase the supply of trained workers and help workers secure jobs in 15 key industries that are essential to U.S. supply chains, global competitiveness, and regional development. This funding will advance a broad range of sectors—including agriculture and food production, energy and resilience, healthcare, manufacturing, and information technology—jumpstarting the design, development, implementation, and expansion of training programs that are tailored specifically to each community.

See more details on the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston’s “Greater Boston Region (GBR) Regional Workforce Training System (RWTS)” here. https://eda.gov/arpa/good-jobs-challenge/awardees/Economic-Development-and-Industrial-Corporation-of-Boston.htm

Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston

Project Title: Greater Boston Region (GBR) Regional Workforce Training System (RWTS) Region (applicant-defined)/State(s) or territory served: Greater Boston region in Massachusetts Phase (applicant-defined): System Development Award Amount: $23,002,304 Key Industry / Industries: Healthcare; Energy and Resilience; Childcare Contact: (Ms.) Trinh Nguyen, Director, Office of Workforce Development, trinh.nguyen@boston.gov Project Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF) View Press Release Summary: In partnership with over 100 local employers, including Mass General Brigham and the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs, EDIC will create demand-driven pathways into quality childcare, healthcare, and energy jobs.

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