The Workforce Training Fund Program helps address business productivity and competitiveness by providing resources to Massachusetts businesses to fund training for current and newly hired employees.
Visit Commonwealth Corporation for more information, program guidelines and grant applications.
General Program Application
The General Program offers two grants to Massachusetts employers of any size:
Training Grants: Training grants of up to $250,000 are awarded competitively to employers, employer organizations, labor organizations, training providers, and consortia of such entities to train current and newly hired workers. Applicants may use a training provider of their choice.
Technical Assistance Grants: Technical Assistance grants of $5,000 to $10,000 help consortia of employers determine a set of training needs. Eligible applicants include individual employers serving as the lead applicant on behalf of a consortium of businesses that hire the services of a technical assistance provider, community colleges, labor organizations, industry associations, and administrative entities for local workforce investment areas.
Workforce Training Fund Express Program
The Express Program assists companies with 100 or fewer employees to address their employee training needs through a list of pre-registered courses. Companies must pay into the Workforce Training Fund in order to be eligible to apply for grant funds. Eligible employers complete a short, on-line application to request grant funds for pre-registered training courses.
Employer's contribution rate to the Workforce Training Fund.
Database of courses/programs that can be used by Express Program applicants.