Upskilling Grant Application

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Upskilling, funded by AARP Foundation (2023 Cycle)

Accepting Applications Now!

For small businesses that intend to train and upskill low-wage workers age 50+, this grant program will reimburse employers up to $2,000-$2,500 per employee for training, provided the grantee meets the following criteria:

Grant Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Applicant is a small business with qualifying employee(s) 50+ years of age
  2. Applicant intends to train qualifying employee(s) to improve or add to their job skills
  3. Qualifying employee(s) currently earn $16/hour or less on average, and work at least 30 hours per week, and are W-2 employees.
  4. Training to be completed and reported by November 30, 2023
  5. Applicant must demonstrate evidence increasing wage at least $2/hour once training is completed ($2.50/hour min. increase to earn the maximum grant award)

Step 1 - Use the secure form below to Apply
Step 2 - Once approved, conduct training
Step 3 - Submit reimbursement form
Step 4 - Receive award payment

View the recorded info session HERE!