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.
The Primary Sector Workforce Training program will be accepting applications on a quarterly basis or until all funds have been obligated.
The next application deadline is March 11, 2020. The funding deadlines for the next State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2021 is June 17, 2020; September 15, 2020; December 16, 2020 and March 17, 2021, each funding round is dependent on the availability of funding.