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Customized Training Grant

Training grant funds are available to help Monroe County businesses upgrade the skills of their current employees.

"[The grant] helped offset the cost of training so it made it more affordable." - VI Manufacturing, $769 Customized Grant

"As a small company, it helped us provide affordable training to employees, which would otherwise not be affordable." - ORMEC Systems Corp, $1,790 Customized Grant
"[The grant] allowed us training we could not have otherwise been able to afford giving us much needed skills." - College Assistance Plus, $907 Customized Grant

The goal of the Customized Training grant funding is to provide training for current, full-time employees earning $10.00 – $25.00 per hour to help them achieve transferable skill upgrades leading to potential career growth, job retention and increased wages. The grant reimburses up to $5,000 in training costs for training that must be completed within six (6) months. The grant funds the cost of the instruction, and other costs (employee wages, instruction supplies, travel, etc.) can be used as matching funds by the business. A minimum 50% match is required for this program. 

Please note training cannot start until after the grant application has been reviewed and approved by RochesterWorks! Please allow a minimum of fourteen business days for paperwork processing and completion.


Review the Program Overview and FAQ's then contact Laura Seelman at (585) 258-3520 to discuss next steps.

If you are a job seeker interested in training grants for continued education please click here.


Revised 7/6/16




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