Businesses can apply for a grant up to $250,000. Employers, employer organizations, labor organizations, training providers, and a consortium of such entities are encouraged to apply for funds to train current and newly hired workers. You may use a training provider of your choice. While we fund the majority of training content, courses that a company is legally mandated to provide (such as OSHA training) are not eligible for funding under this program. Training programs must be completed within two years.
General Program Training Grants
Businesses with 100 or fewer employees that contribute to the Workforce Training Fund are eligible to apply for an Express Grant. Grant funds are limited to $30,000 per company per calendar year and $3,000 per employee per course. If approved, the WTFP will reimburse you for up to 50% of the actual cost of training.
The Small Business Direct Access Program
MassMEP has been awarded The Small Business Direct Access Program Workforce Training Grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These trainings’ will be offered at no cost to Massachusetts Manufacturing companies under 100 employees. Included in the grant are training workshops Value Stream Mapping, Team Involvement Problem Solving, ISO Internal Auditor Training, Building a Successful Lean Team, Pre-Lean ESOL, Principles of Lean Manufacturing, 5S Kaizen, Principles of Lean Office, Principles of Lean Management with Kata and Quality Improvement.
Click LEARN MORE for more information on the Small Business Direct Access Program and how to register on the Massachusetts Training Exchange (MTE).