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We reimburse up to 75% of employee training costs.

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Grants to Upgrade Employees' Skills

When workers lack needed training, businesses experience skills gaps. A company’s ability to retain workers, grow and prosper can be compromised. Small businesses will struggle if they can’t compete. Florida’s Incumbent Worker Training grant program can help. The program provides grants for continuing education and training of current full-time employees at Florida companies.

With a focus on helping Florida’s small businesses, the grants reimburse companies up to 75 percent for pre-approved training costs. Companies choose their training provider based on the skills needed. Applying online is easy and approval is quick.

This grant program enabled our small company to afford the training necessary to obtain the certification for our company. This certification is very important for us to be able to grow and compete.
– Wire & Cable Specialties, Inc.

Available Funding & Maximum Award Amount

From July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018, the maximum amount a company can receive through an Incumbent Worker Training grant is $200,000. If a company has more than one location in the state of Florida, operating under different Federal Employer Identification Numbers (FEIN), each location will be considered as a separate company and may submit separate grant applications and receive separate awards.

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Company Benefits

Increased Competitiveness
Skilled Workforce
Company Growth
Funding Priorities

Most companies that apply for funding will be eligible for reimbursement of up to 50 percent of their direct training costs. Companies that meet specific criteria, like having 50 or fewer employees or those located in a rural area/county, distressed area, Brownfield or Hub zone, are eligible for a reimbursement of up to 75 percent.

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Training Services

Companies can be reimbursed for employee training that’s focused on industry or business-specific skills, technical or computer skills, or “soft skills” such as leadership, teamwork and management. Preference may be given to training that represents significant skills upgrades for employees and/or the greatest potential for impacting the business’ competitiveness.

Employee Benefits

Industry Recognized Credentials
Transferable Skills
Job Retention

Program Application

Give your business the competitive edge it needs to succeed while empowering your employees with the training and education they need to upgrade their skills. Find out what documentation and information you’ll need before applying and check out a sample application now. Applying online is easy and approval is quick.