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Incumbent Worker Training

Since its inception, IWT grants have helped provide customized training to more than 98,000 Floridians at more than 1,000 businesses throughout Florida.

The Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) grants provide funding for customized training to existing for-profit businesses. Through this grant, Brevard is able to effectively retain businesses and help them stay competitive by supporting skills-upgrade training for existing full-time employees.

IWT grants are structured to be flexible to meet the business’s training objectives. The business may use a public or private training provider, or may use an in-house training provider based on the nature of the training. Since its inception, IWT grants have helped provide customized training to more than 98,000 Floridians at more than 1,000 businesses throughout Florida.

Program Requirements:

Educational partner, Eastern Florida State College, can provide details on customizing the training through The Institute for Business Training & Community Education (IBTCE)

Reimbursable training expenses:

Instructors’/trainers’ salaries/tuition

Curriculum development

Textbooks/manuals

Program Requirements:
Existing Florida businesses applying for an IWT grant must:

  • Have been in operation in Florida for at least one year prior to application date
  • Have at least one full-time employee
  • Demonstrate financial viability and be current on all state tax obligations

Funding priority given to businesses:

  • With 25 or fewer employees
  • Located in a distressed Rural Area, Urban Inner-City Area or Enterprise Zone
  • In qualified targeted industries (pdf, 9K)
  • Whose grant proposals represent a significant layoff avoidance strategy
  • Whose grant proposals represent a significant upgrade in employee skills

Retail activities, utilities, mining and other extraction or processing businesses, and activities regulated by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation are statutorily are excluded from consideration.

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