$35 million Funds available to support the Capital Needs of Workforce Training Providers in New York
New York Empire State Development (ESD)
Nonprofits, Small Businesses
The Program is open to training programs offering industry-recognized credentials and certificates in high-demand fields by helping trainers make capital investments crucial to industry-driven workforce training. Applicants can apply for funding to be used for modernization of existing training centers, building new facilities, or to purchase machinery and/or equipment for workforce training.
The Program will scale workforce development training programs across New York State serving populations and industries identified as priorities by ESD and the State’s Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs). Funding will help organizations expand their offerings, create new programs, and assist a greater number of New Yorkers, as well as upgrade their offerings to be responsive to rapidly evolving industry needs.
The Capital Grant Program will fund projects that help achieve the following:
Responsiveness to industry needs and workforce challenges
Support growing industries in New York by increasing the qualified workforce available through training programs created in partnership with industry
Ensure workers of all skill levels, socioeconomic groups, racial and ethnic groups, gender identities and expressions, and geographies have opportunities to participate and progress in the labor force
Increase the capacity of workforce training providers with a proven track record of results oriented workforce training and fostering opportunity for underserved populations
Improvements in data collection and impact tracking across funded programs