Arizona: Incentives

Job Training

The Arizona Job Training grant is a job-specific grant that supports the design and delivery of customized training plans for employers creating new jobs.

UPDATE - NOTICE OF OPENING OF NEW COMPETITIVE ROUND FOR NET NEW EMPLOYEE TRAINING

The ACA is commencing a final competitive application round for Net New Employee Training grants. 

In respect to the new round, the maximum grant award available will be $1.5 million per employer, up to $8,000 in eligible training costs per employee-trainee in the case of rural employers and employers with fewer than 100 employees and in the case of all other employers, up to $5,000 per employee-trainee.  The maximum term of awarded grants will be two years.

The deadline for submitting applications for this final round is October 7, 2016.

The competitive process application form is available via the ACA’s Electronic Application System (also known as “EASY”).

For more information regarding the upcoming round, please feel free to contact the Job Training Program Manager, Cindy Grogan at cindyg@azcommerce.com   She can also be reached at 602-845-1221.

 

NOTICE OF LEGISLATIVE CHANGES 

Pursuant to SB1471 (52nd legislature, 1st session), funding for the Job Training Program (the “Program”)  terminated on December 31, 2015.  Additionally, in accordance with SB1469 (52nd legislature, 1st session), $25 million was “swept” from the Program fund on or before June 30, 2016.

To adjust for these legislative changes, the ACA has revised the Program Rules pursuant to ACA Rule No. 15-01.  In accordance with ACA Rule No. 15-01, effective immediately, priority for the award of Net New grants, which was previously established on a “first come, first-served” basis, will be established through a competitive process.  Competition rounds will open periodically based on the availability of funds and other factors. 

If you would like to be kept apprised of future Program developments or have any questions, please click here

 

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