Get the most from your workforce

Receive up to $500,000
to train your new employees.

Get the most from your workforce

Receive up to $500,000 to train your new employees.

Grants to Train Your New, Specialized Employees

Finding talented applicants to fill new, high-quality jobs can be difficult. Budgets are tight and training is expensive. Florida’s Quick Response Training grant program has already helped more than 700 Florida businesses increase productivity and profitability with well-trained new hires. The grants have helped fund training for more than 123,500 employees over the last 20 years. Quick Response funds businesses like yours to implement flexible and customized training for your new, full-time, permanent employees.   Available only to new and expanding companies in Florida’s booming business market, Quick Response Training provides funds to create specialized training specifically for your high-skill industry. Grants valued up to half a million dollars are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

BEFORE YOU APPLY

See what industries these grants support and review the Quick Response Training guidelines. Find out what documentation and information you’ll need before applying by reviewing a sample application.

Benefits for your business.

Don’t miss this nationally recognized program for you and your employees.

For Businesses

Increased Competitiveness

Increased Productivity

Increased Sales & Profits

Reduced Turnover

For Employees

Advance Opportunities

Increased Job Opportunities

Transferrable Skills

Job Retention

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Available Funding and Award Details

$9 million has been allocated for the Quick Response Training program in 2018/2019 with a maximum of $500,000 per grant/per company. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until available funding has been awarded. Priority will be given to businesses applying for the first time. A notification will be posted on careersourceflorida.com when funds are no longer available.

Quick Response Training has helped more than 700 businesses strengthen more than 123,500 employees’ skills over the past two decades.

Training Services

One of the unique features of the Quick Response Training program is that it provides flexibility regarding the types of training and training providers. The training can be provided by one of Florida’s public or private educational institutions, a private training company, a private instructor, a company employee who has the subject matter expertise, or a combination of training providers. The training can be technical/hard skills training such as computer software training, can include occupational skills training designed to meet the special requirements of a business or industry, or can be in strategies to improve the efficiency of business operations.