The government wants to pay for your employee training

Are you good at filling out paperwork, navigating red tape, and jumping through bureaucratic hoops?  Money for training programs is tight, but there are many sources of government funding that can help give your employees new skills. Check out our handy guide below.


Federal Funding

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided a lot of money for employee training. Much of this money is funneled through the states and eventually through local “workforce investment boards”, but you can get an overview here.


Read an overview from ASTD

Federal grant information from the Department of Labor


State and Local Funding

Much of the federal money gets funneled through local “workforce investment boards”. Companies can gain access through a grant process. Here are some useful links:


San Diego’s workforce investment board

Directory of California’s workforce investment boards

Employee Training Panel funding