Workforce Development Training Fund

Idaho's Workforce Development Training Fund, established in 1996 by the Idaho Department of Labor, is used to reimburse businesses for the cost of training new workers or retraining existing workers with skills necessary for specific economic opportunities and industrial expansion initiatives.

Employer Grants

  • Training reimbursement for new and expanding businesses.
  • Emphasis on transferable skills and structured training programs with an education partner.

Industry Sector Grants

  • Business entity representing a consortium of at least three industry partners with a similar occupational training need; all three partners must meet current WDTF business requirements.
  • Consortium, together with its training provider, must provide 25 percent cash match of the total grant request or 100 percent in-kind match equal to the total grant request or a proportionate combination of cash and in-kind match.


  • Community-based partnership - business, education and others.
  • $25,000 maximum award.

Who to Contact for help

Your regional business specialist

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