Employers Apply Now for Business Accelerator Grant

Deadline Februrary 28, 2019.

The Mountain Area Workforce Development Board is now accepting applications for the Business Accelerator Grant for Incumbent Worker Training. It is a competitive, cost reimbursement training grant through which qualifying businesses can address employees’ skills gaps

For Incumbent Worker Training
Call for Submission of Grant Applications to
Mountain Area Workforce Development Board (MAWDB)

• The Business Accelerator Grant for Incumbent Worker Training is a competitive, cost
reimbursement training grant through which qualifying businesses can address
employees’ skills gaps. These skills gaps can be a result of a worker’s changing
responsibilities/requirements in her/his job, or for a worker whose job may potentially be
eliminated and skill upgrading is needed to accept new responsibilities. Incumbent worker
(IW) training should increase the knowledge, skills, and/or certifications of workers, and
increase the competitiveness of the employee and the employer.
• North Carolina for-profit and not-for-profit businesses with an employer-employee
relationship (W-2) with at least five or more employees, that have been in operation for a
minimum of one year prior to the Workforce Board’s application date, are current on all
federal and state tax obligations, and are financially viable are eligible to apply.
• Training Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. The maximum award amount is up
to $10,000 per grant.
• The Training Grant is administered through the Mountain Area Workforce Development
Board. Applications are submitted directly to the workforce board. The board may request
additional information or establish supplemental provisions and requirements for the
training applications.
• For each grant application cycle, the MAWDB will set its’ application due date.
• Only complete grant applications will be considered for this competitive grant process.
Incomplete applications may be corrected if time allows prior to the due date or
resubmitted the next grant application cycle.

Call for Applications
January 7, 2019

Application Due Date
February 28, 2019

Award Announcement
April 1, 2019

Pending funding availability

Who may apply for funds? Any private for-profit or private non-profit business that has five or more employees, been in operation in the State of North Carolina during the entire twelve-month period immediately preceding the date of application, is current on all federal and state tax obligations and that proposes training at a facility it operates that is located in the State may apply. State agencies, local community colleges, labor unions and training providers are not eligible to apply for funding under this program.

For more information about the Business Accelerator Grant, please click on this link.