Employee Training Grants for Florida Businesses

For businesses in:

South Florida and beyond

Provided by:

CareerSource Florida

Ideal for:

Florida Businesses

Get grant assistance of up to $200,000 to provide employee training and education programs for your business.

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Benefits

One-time grant of up to $200,000 to help upgrade the skills of your current employees which provides enormous benefits to include:

For employers:

  • Increased Competitiveness.
  • Skilled Workforce.
  • Increased Productivity.
  • Increased Profits.
  • Company Growth.
  • Reduced Turnover.

For employees:

  • Advancement Opportunities.
  • Increased Job Opportunities.
  • Industry Recognized Credentials.
  • Job Retention.
  • Transportable/Transferrable Skills.

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Eligibility

To apply, you must: 

  • Be a “for-profit” company in the State of Florida.
  • Be in operation for a minimum of one (1) year prior to the application date (as verified
  • on sunbiz.org).
  • Have at least one full-time employee (must be Florida Resident AND W-2 employee). For a sole proprietor where the business owner is the only employee, the sole proprietor may be considered as the full-time employee.
  • Be able to provide a minimum of up to 50 percent of the requested direct training costs.
  • Have not received an award in the previous or current program year.

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Application

Application Process:

  • Applications are to be submitted at least 45 business days prior to the desired start date of training.
  • Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until available funding has been awarded. A notification will be posted on www.careersourceflorida.com when funds are no longer available.
  • Once the application has been reviewed, an email will be sent to the company contact listed in the IWT application advising of the pre-approved grant amount.

Note, priority is given to:

  • First time business applicants;
  • Businesses in a qualified targeted industry;
  • Businesses whose grant proposals represent a significant upgrade in employee skills;
  • Businesses who are seeking to utilize the program to train individuals with barriers to
  • employment; and
  • Businesses whose grant proposals represent a significant layoff avoidance strategy.

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Requirements

  • A description of how the training is related to the competitiveness of both the business and the employee receiving training.
  • If your business is a Corporation, provide your most recent IRS Form 941.
  • If your business is a Sole Proprietorship, provide your most recent 1040 Income Tax Return
  • A letter of Tax Clearance from the Florida Department of Revenue dated within 45 days of application submission. 
  • A letter from your bank on the bank letterhead verifying your company has done business for at least the last six (6) months and is in good standing will be required or a credit check will be completed.
  • W-9 form (2018 or newer).

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