General Program: Designed for any size organization, the General Program pays up to half the cost of a training program developed to meet an employer’s particular needs, up to $250,000. Employers are reimbursed when training is completed, which must be accomplished within two years. Grant recipients are eligible to apply for a new training grant after one year.
Express Program: Designed for businesses with 100 or fewer employees, the Express Program will pay up to half of the cost of pre-approved, off-the-shelf training courses. Express grants are capped at $30,000, or $3,000 per trainee per course. Training must be completed within 12 months. Employers are reimbursed when training is complete.
Small Business Direct Access Program: Businesses with 100 or fewer MA employees are eligible to enroll employees in pre-approved training without applying for a grant. Companies may enroll employees in training at any time throughout the year, deadlines for each course are determined by training providers. Companies must pay employees their full wages for time spent in training. A variety of courses are available; to view list visit program website.
- For more information on the Workforce Training Fund Program, visit workforcetrainingfund.org
- Contact our organizational training and development team at UMass Donahue Institute to learn how we can help you identify your most pressing training needs, and apply for one of these valuable grants!