There is a two-step applications process
Receipt of an application does not commit the LLWA to award funding. The contents of an approved application will become part of the Contract. No costs incurred in the preparation and submission of an application is eligible for reimbursement.
The purpose of the Business Grants for Employee Training Program is to provide resources for employers to train currently employed workers in an effort to keep businesses and workers competitive.
Businesses must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for funding:
Priority is given to Cass, Christian, Logan, Menard or Sangamon businesses that offer marketable skills and self-sufficient wages.
Awards made in response to this application will be contingent upon the availability of funds and released for the purposes authorized by this program.
Training needs to be completed by the contract end date unless otherwise authorized at the time of grant approval.
Employers participating in the program are required to provide a match to the training costs as indicated below:
The employer match may include the amount of the wages and benefits/fringes paid by the employer to a worker while the worker is attending training and may also include in-kind contributions.
Funding is provided on a reimbursable basis. Reimbursement for training will only be for the successful completion of training.
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES
Businesses that are located in Cass, Christian, Logan, Menard or Sangamon county may be eligible for reimbursement of approved training costs if they:
Reimbursement of employee training will allow for payment on the terms and conditions agreed to between the employer and Land of Lincoln Workforce Alliance through the execution of a contract. The employee skill requirements and training needs are established by the employer and may include basic, technical or managerial skill sets. Allowable costs may include:
Note: Training wages while in training may be used to meet the employer’s match requirement but are not reimbursable costs under this program.
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