Below are CWMWDB’s current or pending Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Requests for Application (RFA) documents.

Request for Application (RFA) – Community-Based Organization (CBO) partnership

Procurement Documents

Full RFA memo


RFA Issuer Information

The issuer of this Request for Application (RFA) is the Central Western Maine Workforce Development Board (CWMWDB) d/b/a Central Western Maine Workforce Initiatives, which serves the five counties of Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford, and Somerset in the State of Maine.

The Central Western Maine Workforce Initiatives is a non-profit 501(c)3 workforce development organization serving governmental and private interests whose mission is to champion a workforce and learning system that allows the 5-county region to produce a vibrant economy, and lifelong employment and training opportunities for its residents.

The CWMWDB website is located at The website will be a mode of communication between the CWMWDB and potential applicants. Interested applicants can email questions to All questions with answers will be posted on the web site during the application period.

Procurement Timeline

Release Date:  August 7, 2023

Question Deadline:  August 18, 2023

Question Responses Posted to website: August 21, 2023

(No questions were posed by August 18, 2023)

Application Deadline:  September 5, 2023

Purpose of RFA

The purpose of this RFA is to develop partnerships with community-based organizations (CBO) that will be paid to use their staff and resources to create a referral pipeline of participants eligible for WIOA grants, in particular the QUEST grant. CWMWDB will select one CBO from each of the five counties served by CWMWDB. Funds will be dispersed on a quarterly basis beginning October 1, 2023.