The Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant (WTG) encourages the creation of jobs in primary sector businesses. Primary sector businesses are generally defined as those having 50% or more of their sales outside Montana. This funding provides an essential job training incentive for new businesses to locate in Montana and provides existing primary sector businesses with essential support to train employees in new jobs that allow the businesses to expand in Montana without leaving the state.
A primary sector business creating jobs in Montana is eligible for up to $5,000 for each net new full-time job created and $2,500 for each net new part-time job created that pays at least 170% of the state minimum wage. Training funds are not provided to the awarded applicant business until the jobs have been created at the qualifying wage and eligible expenses have been incurred.
Application must be submitted by the following the FY18 Application Deadlines to be considered at the following Grant and Loan Review Committee Meeting:
August 27, 2017; October 9, 2017; November 19, 2017; January 9, 2018; February 18, 2018, April 9, 2018 and May 14th if needed.
Applications are accepted on an open-cycle basis until all available funds are committed to approved projects. Applications will be accepted through the funding portal www.fundingmt.org.