General Program Apply Here

  • Businesses of all sizes are encouraged to apply.
  • You can apply for up to $250,000 for a Training Grant and up to $10,000 for a Technical Assistance Grant.

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Express Program Apply Here

  • Available for businesses with 100 or fewer employees.
  • Grant funds are limited to $30,000 per company per calendar year and to $3,000 per employee per course.
  • Approved businesses will be reimbursed for up to 50% of the actual cost of training.

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Direct Access Program Available Courses

  • Businesses of all sizes are encouraged to enroll.
  • Created for smaller-scale training needs, this program offers training slots, free of charge, to businesses that are eligible.

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Recent Grants Awarded


  • Friday, February 17th, 2017
    Workforce Training Fund FY16 Impact Highlights
    Commonwealth Corporation
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  • Saturday, January 7th, 2017
    For More Firms, Teaching English is in Business Plan
    Massachusetts companies are providing free English classes to their workers, with funding often provided by the state's Workforce Training Fund. The training lets them retain promising employees, promote from within, and identify workers whose potential was previously hidden behind a language barrier.
    Boston Globe
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  • Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
    Merrimack Valley Organizations Receive Training Grants
    Northern Essex Community College and Imajine That in Lawrence were among 12 organizations that recently received workforce training grants from the state. More than $1.28 million in grants were awarded to 12 training organizations that will work with businesses throughout the state to improve their employees' skills.
    Eagle Tribune
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  • Monday, October 31st, 2016
    Cape Cod Community College Receives $122K Grant for Workforce Training
    Cape Cod Community College’s Center for Corporate and Professional Education (CCPE) has just been awarded $122,000 in State Direct Access Program funds to provide training in interpersonal/soft skills to eligible businesses and organizations in the Cape Cod/South Coast region.
    Cape Cod Today
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