Springfield – Holyoke Recompete Plan

*2023 Recompete Finalist and Strategy Development Grant Recipient

Application Title: Springfield-Holyoke Recompete Plan

Lead Applicant: MassHire Hampden County workforce Board, Inc.

State(s) Served: Massachusetts

Applicant-Defined Region: Cities of Springfield and Holyoke, Massachusetts

Contact: Steven Trueman (strueman@masshirehcwb.com) 413-755-1375

The Springfield-Holyoke Recompete Plan, led by the MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board, requests approximately $20 million in funding to connect historically marginalized communities in Springfield and Holyoke to good jobs. Residents of the targeted neighborhoods have faced persistent inequity, structural racism and disinvestment, and the area’s high cost of living keeps families from getting ahead. Funding will support four holistic investments that address employment barriers through a shared services hub, workforce development and training, and the expansion of employer commitments to worker-friendly jobs. A coalition of anchor institutions have come together to tackle structural barriers to employment and create employer-led access to career pathways.

Recompete Plan Narrative (PDF)

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