North Carolina Incumbent Workforce Development Program

The purpose of the Incumbent Workforce Development Program is to support training that results in lay-off aversion through skills attainment for employees. North Carolina for-profit and not-for-profit businesses that have been in operation for a minimum of one year prior to the application date, are current on all federal and state tax obligations, and are financially viable are eligible to apply. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis. The maximum amount is $25,000 per grant, with a lifetime funding limit of $40,000.  

Since September 2010 in Mecklenburg County:

  • 35 applications have been submitted.
  • 18 have been approved.
  • more than $300,000 have been awarded for training.

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