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

  • Education institution partnering with three or more industry partners.
  • Industry partners involved in curriculum development and provide cash 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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