Grant Solicitation for Tech Talent Diversity Initiative 2021

Grant Solicitation for Tech Talent Diversity Initiative 2021

RFP No. 2022-JAII-01

The Innovation Institute, a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative is issuing this Grant Solicitation for the 2021 Tech Talent Diversity Initiative (Solicitation No.2022-JAII-0`) to solicit responses from qualified firms interested in receiving grant funding to increase the diversity of the Commonwealth’s tech workforce. Respondents will be competing against each other for grant funding and the submissions of all Respondents shall be compared and evaluated pursuant to the evaluation criteria set forth in this Solicitation; a single Respondent may be selected but MassTech hopes to make multiple awards.

Due to the success of the initial round of Tech Talent Diversity Initiative grants awarded in 2019, the Innovation Institute is looking to support new efforts that increase the number of individuals from underrepresented or diverse populations who attain internships or entry level employment opportunities within technology firms across the Commonwealth. 
This RFP offers applicants the opportunity to propose creative project(s) that create a talent pipeline to technology startups and innovation companies by increasing the successful placement and retention of talent from historically underrepresented or diverse populations in tech internships, apprenticeships, and other tech sector jobs.

Full details included in the RFP below.

Team Lead

Will Fuqua,
Bidders' Webinar: November 10, 2021 at 3 p.m. View Recording
Questions Due: November 16, 2021, 5 p.m.
Question and Answer File Posted: November 19, 2021, 5 p.m., updated 12/7/2021
Responses Due: December 13, 2021, by 11:59 p.m.
Notification of Award (target date): Mid-February 2022, updated 1/20/2022


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