State Funded Grants

Massachusetts Grants

There are 3 types of funds available: Express Program, General Program and Safety Grant.

The Express Program is open to companies of any size that contribute to the Workforce Training Fund. Companies may apply for funding to be reimbursed for many courses found on the Express Directory – all EANE training programs are listed in that directory. For companies with more than 100 MA employees, upon completion of an approved course, the program will reimburse 50% of costs up to $3000 per person per course.  For companies with 100 or fewer, the program will reimburse 100% of costs up to $3000 per person per course.

The General Program is designed to provide eligible Massachusetts companies the opportunity to apply for up to $250,000 in training funds that may cover up to two years of training. The fund covers many types of training including:

  • Leadership & Management Skills
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Sales
  • Project Management
  • Six Sigma
  • Software and IT Training
  • And much more!

In order to be eligible a company must contribute to the Workforce Training Fund; trainees must be employed in Massachusetts and a Certificate of Good Standing must be current. If you have a business problem or opportunities to be addressed through training then you may be a great applicant for these funds.

The Workplace Safety Training and Education Grant Program provides up to $25,000 to qualifying MA businesses to fund programs that reduce the risk of injury and illness to workers and promote safe and healthy conditions in the workplace through training, education and other preventative programs. This grant is available until December 31, 2021, or until funds are depleted.

Connecticut Grants

Connecticut’s Manufacturing Innovation Fund – grants cover 50% of training costs with a minimum request of $10,000 and a maximum of $50,000 per year. These funds are available to businesses classified as manufacturers under NAICS guidelines and open to companies with under 2,000 employees. EANE’s Learning and Development team can assist you with the application.

Rhode Island Grants

Incumbent Worker Training Grant Program is no longer accepting applications. You may find additional information on other incentives available to Rhode Island businesses here.

EANE – Your Grant Writing Partner

We can help you by:

  • Assisting you in developing and writing the business case
  • Conducting a needs assessment for your organization
  • Identifying and suggesting training courses and providers to help you achieve your goals
  • Assisting with writing the grant application
  • Scheduling trainings
  • Compiling all the reports necessary to submit to the state on your behalf

Contact one of our Learning and Development experts if you would like additional information about any of these ways to stretch your training budget.