RI Department of Labor and Training


$700,000 in Employee Training Grants Available to RI Businesses
Governor’s Workforce Board offers matching grants

January 17
, 2014

The Governor's Workforce Board has announced the release of an additional $700,000 to fund Incumbent Worker Training in 2014 to help RI companies upgrade the skills of current employees and build a highly-skilled, high-performing workforce. The funds are available to all Rhode Island for-profit and not-for-profit businesses that contribute to the Job Development Fund. Companies are eligible to apply for matching grants of $5,000 to $40,000.

The grant application may be downloaded at www.gwb.ri.gov. Those interested in applying for an incumbent worker training grant are strongly urged to attend a pre-proposal conference to be held on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 8:30 AM at the RI Department of Labor and Training, 1511 Pontiac Avenue, Room 73-1, Cranston RI. To register, contact Dan Brown at 462-8823 or DBrown@dlt.ri.gov. Please bring copies of the grant application with you. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Proposals are due on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 no later than 4:00 PM at the Governor's Workforce Board, 1511 Pontiac Avenue, Building 73-1, Cranston, RI 02920.

The Governor's Workforce Board is the primary workforce development policy-making body for the state of Rhode Island. Since its inception in 2005, the 19-member board has invested more than $70 million to improve the existing skill base of the workforce and anticipate the future needs of growing and emerging businesses.