Mass Learning, Employment and Asset Program (Mass LEAP)
Massachusetts Learning, Employment and Asset Program (Mass LEAP) will provide eligible residents of state-aided public housing developments and/or Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) participants with a set of supportive services needed to support meaningful and sustainable earned income growth. Mass LEAP was created in response to recommendations from Governor Patrick’s Commission on Public Housing Sustainability and Reform and in consultation with stakeholder input from a working group that included the Massachusetts Union of Public Housing, the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Inc., service providers, and housing agencies (HAs).
DHCD will commit up to $8.125M over the next 5 years to fund partnerships between Local Housing Authorities (LHAs), Regional Administering Agencies (RAAs), and pre-qualified service providers (Contractors) to provide Mass LEAP participants with comprehensive set of services and asset development opportunities that will increase family economic stability.
DHCD issued an RFR from both Local Housing Authorities (LHAs) and Regional Administering Agencies (RAAs) interested in Mass LEAP in its Public Housing Notice 2014-03. See request for response, application form and supporting documents and the list of pre-qualified service providers (Contractors) below.
Responses are due to DHCD on April 18, 2014, by 4:00PM. Late applications will NOT be accepted. Additional information about applications is found in the RFR and in the Application.
For additional program information, please contact Joanne McKenna at (617) 573- 1196
Additional Mass LEAP Program Documents
Massachusetts Learning, Employment and Asset Program (Mass LEAP) RFR update (PHN 2014-07)
Request for Response Issued (PHN 2014-03)
Attachment A: Application
Attachment B: Budget and Narrative Attachment B1: Budget and Narrative Revised Provided for three Year Budgeting
Attachment D: Resident Survey
Attachment E: Work plan
Attachment F: Supplier Diversity Plan
Appendix 1: Prequalified Contractors Contractors Service Area
Appendix 1A: Prequalified Contractors Per Person Costs
Appendix 2: Contractors Scope of Services
Appendix 3: Mass LEAP Goals and Benchmarks
Additional Mass LEAP Information
Questions & Answers