Indiana Next Level Jobs Update: Submissions Open Soon
If you plan to train new or existing employees this year, you may qualify for up to $100,000 in state grant money. The Indiana Governor’s Office established the Next Level Jobs program to enhance job skills and training for Indiana’s workforce. The Department of Workforce Development administers the program by managing applications, evaluating training programs, approving employer training plans, and executing the reimbursement of approved training.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, the office revised the Employer Training Grant for 2020-2021. On July 1st, 2020, the program will open for employers to submit applications and training plans for new and existing employees with certain occupation titles. Most of these approved occupations fall into six broad categories: agriculture, advanced manufacturing, building and construction, health and life sciences, IT and business services, and transportation and logistics.
From July 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020, employers are eligible to receive up to $100,000 worth of training reimbursement—double what the program offered in the 2019-2020 funding cycle. The maximum amount eligible per employee is still $5,000; however, the maximum per employer has increased significantly.
Additionally, employers will need to demonstrate they have retained trained employees as of the date they request a refund (file an invoice), which waives the previously existing six-month retention requirement. Employers must file invoices by November 30 but cannot guarantee funding.
In 2019, employees claimed most available funding for Next Level Jobs 3.0 within six months (by December 2019). If you are interested in finding out more, contact us today to see how we can help you save up to $100,000 for new employees or re-training programming.
McGuire Sponsel focuses on state and local funding programs, like Next Level Jobs, that provide significant value to employers looking to grow in Indiana and across the country. Call McGuire Sponsel’s Credits and Incentives team to find out how you could receive a $100,000 reimbursement for qualified positions.