Training Grants for Businesses By State

Upon entering the professional world, everyone learns the same lesson—education doesn’t stop after school. Learning is a life-long pursuit and often so much of our professional skills are shaped on the job, as opposed to in a classroom.

If you’re not currently employed, however, or your industry experiences a sudden shift, access to continued training and education can be difficult. On the employer side, many small to medium-sized businesses simply can’t afford to provide relevant training resources their employees.

Fortunately, the federal government and many states have recognized the value of on-the-job and continued education to keep American companies competitive. The federal government has allocated funds to each state earmarked for workforce development and training, which has resulted in a number of grant and incentive programs available to businesses looking to offer ongoing training.

We’ve compiled a list resources by state to get you started. For additional research, we suggest using these terms in your search:

  • “on the job training grants “
  • “workforce development grants”
  • “training grants for employers” 

The U.S. Department of Labor has a list of state labor departments, or you can also contact your local Economic Development Office to direct you to the correct resource.

State More Information
Alabama Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Alaska Alaska Job Center Network
Arizona Arizona Commerce Authority
Arkansas Arkansas Economic Development Commission
California California Employment Training Panel
Colorado Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
Connecticut Connecticut Department of Labor
Delaware Delaware Workforce Investment Board
Florida Workforce Florida
Georgia Governor’s Office of Workforce Development
Hawaii Hawaii Workforce Development Division
Idaho Idaho Department of Labor
Illinois Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Indiana Ready Indiana
Iowa Iowa Economic Development
Kansas Kansas Department of Commerce
Kentucky Kentucky Office of Employment and Training
Louisiana Louisiana Workforce Commission
Maine Maine Department of Labor
Maryland Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Massachusetts Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development
Michigan Michigan Workforce Development Agency
Minnesota Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Mississippi Workforce Mississippi
Missouri Missouri Works
Montana Montana Department of Commerce
Nebraska Nebraska Department of Labor
Nevada Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
New Hampshire New Hampshire Job Training Fund
New Jersey New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
New Mexico New Mexico Economic Development Department
New York New York Department of Labor
North Carolina North Carolina Department of Commerce
North Dakota Job Services North Dakota
Ohio Ohio Development Services Agency
Oklahoma Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Oregon Worksource Oregon
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Workforce Development
Rhode Island Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
South Carolina South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce
South Dakota South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
Tennessee Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Texas Texas Workforce Commission
Utah Utah Department of Workforce Services
Vermont Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development
Virginia Virginia Employment Commission
Washington Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
West Virginia Workforce West Virginia
Wisconsin In Wisconsin
Wyoming Wyoming Department of Workforce Services