training grants

Training Grants

Our clients have received millions of dollars in grant funding for employee training. Regardless of region and industry, QSG will help your business identify training grants that meet your training needs and work with you to provide the information and resources necessary to apply for a training grant.

Massachusetts provides businesses with up to $200,000 in funding  to train incumbent and newly hired employees through the Workforce Training Fund Programs (WTFP). Grant opportunities include a General Program for customized training in job-related skills, as well as Express Program grants to address employee training needs through a list of pre-approved courses. Non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for this program, provided they pay Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Insurance.

QSG Grant Process Flow Chart

Recent General Program Training Grant awards for QSG clients in Massachusetts include:

$188,300 to MarkForged – Lean Six Sigma, & QMS
$177,800 to Boston Engineering – QMS Training (ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016, ISO 14971), Lean Six Sigma & Soft Skills
$168,000 to Nuvera Fuel Cells – QMS, Technical & Professional Skills
$164,590 to MACOM – Lean Six Sigma, QMS, Technical & Professional Skills
$152,400 to Ametek Brookfield – QMS & Lean SixSigma
$147,800 to Polymershapes – Lean Six Sigma & Technical Skills
$142,450 to Tegra Medical – Lean Six Sigma, Lean Kaizen Events, CQE Training
$136,500 to Keurig Green Mountain – Lean Six Sigma, Technical Skills
$128,100 to Littelfuse – QMS Training (IATF 16946:2016) & Technical Skills
$123,200 to Lumicell – Technical Skills, QMS, Professional Skills
$123,200 to Zoll Medical – Technical & Professional Skills
$122,500 to Kidde Fenwal (Carrier) – Supply Chain, & Technical Skills
$117,600 to Boston Salad – Food Safety, Lean Thinking, Professional Skills
$114,200 to Entegris – Lean Six Sigma & Technical Skills
$113,400 – ClearMotion – Lean SixSigma, Technical/Soft Skills
$103,600 to Skyworks – Lean Six Sigma, Lean Kaizen Events & Technical Skills
$81,900 to Emergent – Problem Solving, QMS, Process Validation
$74,200 to Web Industries – Lean Six Sigma, QMS Training (ISO 13485:2016, ISO 14971) & Technical Skills
$72,005 to Solchroma – Lean Six Sigma, Technical Skills & Product Marketing Management
$65,800 to Kytopen – Lean Six Sigma, QMS Training (ISO 13485:2016) & Technical Skills
$39,200 to Jet Products – QMS Training (AS9100:2016)
$16,800 to Microline Surgical – Project Management

Express Program Training Grants:
Massachusetts-based companies that register in advance may be eligible for 100% reimbursement of the total cost of training up to $20,000 through the Workforce Training Fund Express Program. Please contact QSG for more information.
QSG is an approved training provider for 200 Express Courses, including:
  • ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100 Implementation and Auditing
  • Medical Device Validation, ISO 13485 Implementation and Auditing
  • Problem Solving, CAPA, FMEA, SPC, DOE
  • SQF Implementation, Food Safety/HACCP

Department of Industrial Accidents Workplace Safety Grant Program
The primary purpose of this Safety Grant is designed to fund programs that reduce the risk of injury and illness to their workers and to promote safe and healthy conditions in the workplace through training, education, and other preventative programs.

Each fiscal year the grant program awards a maximum of $25,000 to qualifying Massachusetts businesses and organizations operating within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts covered by Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Law.

Strong preference will be given to first time applicants, consortium applicants, employers and organizations who demonstrate a compelling program design that addresses an injury history, potential injury or provides a proactive approach to injury prevention.

The IWT program is a matching grant program that offers financial reimbursement to manufacturing companies for providing up-skill training to their employees. The goals are:

  • To support advanced manufacturing and innovative companies in their efforts to train incumbent workers in the appropriate skills to meet current and emerging market needs.
  • To bring technological innovation to the market and help manufacturing companies leap ahead in productivity and efficiency by enhancing the skills of their current workforce.
  • To grow sales revenue and increase profitability.

The program will reimburse up to $50,000 of training costs annually. Companies may submit multiple reimbursement applications so long as the aggregate amount does not exceed $50,000 in any given calendar year. The minimum grant amount that will be awarded to any qualified applicant is $2,500. The maximum amount of lifetime assistance provided to any one company by this program is limited to $100,000. Approved funds do not need to be repaid.

New Hampshire
The WorkInvestNH (formerly known as NH Job Training Fund) is available to businesses located in New Hampshire, as well as businesses intending to locate in the State, that pay quarterly taxes into the NH Unemployment Trust Fund. Training programs may include: structured, on-site laboratory or classroom training; basic skills; technical skills; quality improvement; safety; management and supervision; and English as a second language.

Rhode Island
The Incumbent Worker Training Grant Program is designed to help employers remain competitive and help workers maintain and advance in their careers. It provides a 50% or 75% reimbursement for eligible costs on eligible training activities. All Rhode Island employers who meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the program guide may apply.


When workers lack needed training and businesses experience skill gaps, the company’s ability to compete, expand, and retain workers can be compromised. Florida’s Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Program, funded by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and administered by CareerSource Florida (CSF) addresses such needs. The IWT Program was created for the purpose of providing grant funding for continuing education and training of incumbent employees at existing Florida businesses. The program will provide reimbursement grants to businesses that pay for pre-approved, direct, training-related costs. Currently, companies may receive a reimbursement rate up to 50% or 75%.

The Going PRO Talent Fund (Talent Fund) makes awards to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current and newly hired employees. Training funded by the Talent Fund must be short-term and fill a demonstrated talent need experienced by the employer. Training must lead to a credential for a skill that is transferable and recognized by industry.

New Jersey
NJ Incumbent Worker Training Grant funds are competitively awarded to New Jersey employers to provide up to 50% cost reimbursement assistance to train incumbent frontline employees to meet the current and future occupational skill requirements of available high wage, middle-skill and high-skill jobs in New Jersey. Grant funds are intended to achieve measurable outcomes for the employers and the employees trained, “seed” occupational skills training, and support New Jersey businesses in maintaining their footprint in New Jersey and retaining incumbent workers. Grant funds are not intended for company-required annual training or new-employee orientation training.

The JobsOhio Workforce Grant provides funding for the improvement of worker skills and abilities in the state of Ohio. Grant decisions are based on several project factors including but not limited to job creation, additional payroll, fixed-asset investment commitment, project return on investment, and project location.


Workforce training assistance in Virginia is provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), an economic development incentive providing customized recruiting and training services to companies that are creating new jobs or experiencing technological change.

QSG’s grant policy:
There are no upfront costs or out of pocket expenses. If for any reason your grant application is turned down, you owe us nothing.

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