Apply to the program
To start the application process, submit the online inquiry form. If you meet the eligibility requirements, the program manager will send you the full program application.
Do not begin hiring before your full application is approved. New positions filled before your application is approved will not qualify for grant funding.
Reapply for more funding
Businesses that successfully complete the program and receive a grant can apply for more funding to create new quality jobs.
You may only begin hiring once your new program application is approved. Positions filled before your new application is approved will not qualify for grant funding.
To participate in the program and receive funding, you must commit to growing your workforce based on your current number of full-time employees:
- More than 25 full-time employees: hire at least five new full-time employees.
- Fewer than 25 full-time employees: grow full-time workforce by 20% (e.g. a company with five full-time employees must create one new full-time job.)
You must also submit a performance report 30 days after the final proposed position is filled. You will have up to one year after being accepted to the program to do this. Participants will receive their grant payment once the report is submitted, reviewed, and approved.