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THE ARIZONA JOB TRAINING PROGRAM (THE "PROGRAM") ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO A.R.S. §41-1544 IS A JOB-SPECIFIC REIMBURSABLE GRANT PROGRAM THAT SUPPORTS THE DESIGN AND DELIVERY OF CUSTOMIZED TRAINING PLANS FOR EMPLOYERS CREATING NET NEW JOBS. UNDER A "NET NEW" GRANT AN EMPLOYER CREATING NET NEW JOBS CAN APPLY FOR A GRANT TO RECEIVE UP TO 75% OF THEIR ELIGIBLE TRAINING EXPENSES REIMBURSED.
UPCOMING APPLICANT ROUND
THE ARIZONA COMMERCE AUTHORITY HAS COMMENCED A COMPETITIVE APPLICATION ROUND FOR NEW EMPLOYEE TRAINING GRANTS. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING A SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETE APPLICATION FOR THIS ROUND IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019.
In respect to the May 15, 2019 round, the maximum grant award available will be $1.3 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 the date of the submitted application through December 31, 2020. Grants will be awarded on the basis of a competitive application process to the extent that aggregate new employee training grant amounts applied for exceed the amount of funds available as of May 15, 2019, estimated at approximately $11M.
NOTICE OF LEGISLATIVE CHANGES
The Program was originally funded by the Arizona Job Training Tax (the "JTT"), which financed the Arizona Job Training Fund. Pursuant to SB1471 (52nd legislature, 1st session), the JTT expired on December 31, 2015 (collections in arrearages of JTT liabilities arising through December 31, 2015 are continuing).
Pursuant to HB2539 (53rd legislative, 1st session), the Program termination date of December 31, 2016, has been extended to December 31, 2020, after which time no new grants will be issued; grants issued on or before, and terminating after, December 31, 2020 will remain in effect through their respective contractual end date. Grants will be funded to a maximum of $1.3 million per grant.
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