Employee Training Grants for RI Businesses

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Governor’s Workforce Board is pleased to announce the availabilty of an additional $700,000 to fund incumbent worker training to help RI companies upgrade the skills of current employees and build a highly-skilled, high-performing workforce.

Rhode Island for-profit and not-for-profit businesses that contribute to the Job Development Fund are eligible to apply for matching grants of $5,000 to $40,000. Download the grant application here.

Two significant changes have been made to this grant:

* Companies of any size may apply for the maximum grant award.

* Companies that have a current Incumbent Worker Training Grant are eligible to apply.

An information session to review the grant application will be held on Monday, January 27 at 8:30 AM at the RI Dept. of Labor and Training, 1511 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI. Attendance is highly recommended.  To register or for additional information, contact Dan Brown at 462-8823 or dbrown@dlt.ri.gov. Please bring a copy of the grant application with you.

Proposals must be submitted no later than Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

For more information, go to www.gwb.ri.gov.

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