Mass Save® Workforce Partnership Grant

Increasing the sustainability and diversity of the energy efficiency workforce pipeline

The Sponsors of Mass Save recognize that an effective tool in advancing the workforce is creating new initiatives to meet the demands of the Massachusetts energy efficiency labor pool.

The Mass Save Workforce Partnership Grant seeks to increase the sustainability of the energy efficiency workforce by prioritizing funding with grant dollars to support upskilling and transitioning new workers into the energy efficiency workforce through partnership development.

The Mass Save Workforce Partnership Grant will provide funding to various entities including non-profit education training providers, private companies, community colleges, and workforce community-based organizations and municipalities' development programs. This partnership grant is centered around reaching environmental justice communities and is managed and administrated by the Mass Save Sponsors.

Award Amount

The total amount is based upon partnership funding request and the availability of funds.

2022 Awardees 

  • Caribbean Youth Club, Boston
  • Asian American Civic Association
  • Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology
  • Green Jobs Academy
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Boston

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Application Timeline

The Mass Save Workforce Partnership Grant applications are reviewed based upon the timeline outlined below.

Round Applications Submitted Response to Applicants Distribution of Funds
Round 1 October 1-November 15, 2022 December 7- 21, 2022 January 1-15, 2023
Round 2 February 1 – March 15, 2023 April 1-15, 2023 May 1-31, 2023

For full eligibility requirements, click here.

The Mass Save Sponsors welcome applications servicing all of Massachusetts, but will prioritize partners who serve designated Environmental Justice Communities (EJCs) and Priority Groups. Priority Groups include those who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), women, LGBTQIA+, first generation residents, residents with low or moderate income, and/or multilingual.

To be eligible for funding, applicant’s proposed programming must benefit residents who live in communities served by one or more of the Massachusetts Program Administrators (Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, Liberty, National Grid, Until).

The following organizations/entities are eligible to apply:

  • Workforce community-based organizations
  • Contractors or non-profit education or training providers that currently offer/are establishing energy efficiency certifications or trainings
  • Private companies that are working in/transitioning into the energy efficiency workforce
  • Community colleges that currently offer/are establishing energy efficiency certifications or trainings
  • Municipalities’ workforce development programs
  • Foundations seeking to provide local funding for workforce energy efficiency efforts
  • Workforce boards
  • Workforce competitive trust funds
  • Trades Programs
  • Unions