CareerSource Okaloosa Walton offers training grants to help local businesses of all sizes compete and grow by covering a matching portion of training expenses.
Local Training Grants
Existing Employee - Training Programs
Employed Worker Training (EWT) Program - This business-driven grant program is flexible to meet training objectives of your business and employees. It provides up to 50% reimbursement for training expenses related to continuing education and skills upgrade of existing full-time employees.
Type of Eligible Training:
Occupational skills training designed to meet the business' industry needs
The introduction of new products or service procedures that may lead to increase competitiveness
Professional development (i.e. Leadership training)
Training designed to improve the efficiency of the business operations
Introduction of new technologies
Program Guidelines Grant Application
State Training Grants
Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Program
Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) grant offers partial reimbursement to established for-profit businesses for expenses related to skills upgrade training of existing full-time employees. This business-driven grant program is flexible to meet training objectives. Public, private or in-house training providers may be used based on the type of training.
Quick Response Training (QRT)
FloridaFlex, administered by CareerSource Florida, offers partial reimbursement to relocating or expanding businesses for expenses related to training new or existing employees after jobs have been created or retained and the training has occurred.
To learn more about the State or Local Training Funding Opportunities, please contact Emmy Epperson.