Workplace Education Planning Grant RFP
Workplace Education Planning Grants (Phase 1) are competitive grants designed for partnerships among education providers, business partners and unions (where the workforce is unionized). Eligible applicants are public and private non-profit entities that include: cities and towns; school districts; community colleges and other institutions of higher learning; and community-based organizations. These entities must be in partnership with a specifically identified business, or consortium of such businesses. If workers that are to be served by the educational program at the workplace are unionized, the labor union must be a partner. For more information please visit: Workplace Education RFP. Proposals must be received at the Department by 3:00 p.m. on June 5, 2015.
Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund
The Workforce Training Fund (WTF) is a state fund that provides resources to Massachusetts businesses to train current and newly hired employees through three grant programs:
The Hiring Incentive Training Grant (HITG)
program provides cash grants to employers to hire Massachusetts residents who
have been unemployed for 6 months or more, or Massachusetts residents
who are military veterans (regardless of length unemployment). Eligible employers may apply for grants of $5,000 for each new hire who
meets program requirements. Employers may receive up to $75,000 each
calendar year. Once approved, payment will be available to the employer
once the new hire has retained employment for at least 120 days. At a
minimum, a "New Hire Trainee" must earn $2,500 (gross earnings) during
the 120 day retention period. Applications are now being accepted for this program. Click here for more information about the WTF Hiring Incentive Grant Program, including new policy changes effective August 15, 2014.
The WTF General Program is open to companies of any size, and will provide up to $250,000 per company. Priority is given to applications focused on employee skills attainment and achievement of transferable and measurable skills. Applications may be submitted at any time but will be reviewed according to published deadlines. Grant decisions are made approximately 60 days after the application deadline. Click here for more information about the WTF General Program.
The WTF Express Program is targeted to small companies with 50 or fewer employees, as well as to labor organizations. Applicants must choose from a list of pre-qualified programs. Applications may be submitted online at any time. Grants are up to $3,000 per course per trainee, and cannot exceed $30,000 per company for a 2-year period. Applications are now being accepted for this program. Applications may be submitted at any time, and grant decisions are made within 5 business days from filing the application. Click here for more information about the WTF Express Program.
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Grant Programs
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has launched several key programs that are designed to create jobs and support scientific research to improve the human condition. For information please visit: MLSC Programs.