The Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant (WTG) Program is a state-funded program that provides grant funds to primary sector businesses for training of new full-time and part-time jobs.
To be potentially eligible for a grant, an applicant must demonstrate that it is a primary sector business and meets at least one of the following criteria:
is a value-adding business as defined by the Montana Board of Investments;
has a significant positive economic impact to the region and state beyond the job creation involved;
provides a service or function that is essential to the locality or the state; or
is a for-profit or a nonprofit hospital or medical center providing a variety of medical services for the community or region.
Full-time is defined as a predominantly year round job requiring an average of 35 hours of work each week. Part-time is defined as a predominantly year round job requiring an average of 25 to 34 hours of work each week. The maximum grant award is up to $5,000 for each new full-time job and $2,500 for each new part-time job. Applicants must provide $1 of match for every $3 of grant funds.
Please reference the application information and guidelines for further information on the eligible activities and requirements for funding. It is highly recommended that potential applicants contact the Department for guidance and funding availability before submitting a formal application. This is especially due to the limited funding available statewide.
Contact Annmarie Robinson, Section Manager, at (406) 841-2250.