What is its purpose?
To make Massachusetts businesses more competitive, to give workers the skills they need to succeed, to grow wages, and to increase employment in Massachusetts.
How does it work?
A grant from the workforce training fund + an equal amount from you to “match” the grant = training for your employees.
What size training grant can I get?
Training grants range in size from $2,000 to $250,000.
How do I apply?
Fill out a Workforce Training Fund application. Or Apply ONLINE by clicking here
I’m a small business. Is this really for me?
Absolutely! While companies of all sizes are eligible to apply, the fund’s focus is on small to medium-sized companies. In fact, about 15% of all grants have been awarded to companies with fewer than 20 employees, and nearly 30% to companies with 50 or fewer employees. Another avenue that might work well for you as a small business is the Workforce Training Fund Express. For information on that program, click here.
How long do I have to wait?
Decisions are made about 2 months after the application deadline, so plan your training program for 4 months after the deadline.
For WTF Assistance Contact David Augustinho at: 508-775-5900
Learn more about the WTF Express Program – For companies with less than 50 employees. $15,000 available annually to each company for training. Requires 50% match from company. Apply online and get a grant decision within 21 days. for more information please click here.
Workforce Training Fund Website – www.MASS.GOV