Consortium Grant

Organizations whose training need is not large enough to justify a General Program Grant can apply jointly with other organizations that haveĀ similar training needs. This is referred to as a Consortium Grant.

Funding Available: Grants of up to $250K are provided for a group of organizations to create a customized training plan. Leading (applicant) organization can use up to 10% of grant funds for administrative costs.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Organizations of any size
  • Training must align with mission of fund:
    • Promote job growth, retention, or increased wages
    • Improve organization productivity, competitiveness, ability to accomplish mission
    • Incentivize private
  • Grant funds must be matched $1/$1. Matching includes related expenses like employee wages while in training. In 90% of cases, the match is met by simply paying employees during training
  • Grant funds may be used to pay for employee training delivered by qualified training vendors of applicant’s choosing
  • Training must be job related
  • Training should supplement, not replace current investment in training
    • No mandatory training (e.g. OSHA)
    • Will not cover training that would have taken place without the grant
  • Training must take place within 2 years of grant approval
  • Organization must be able to demonstrate return on investment for training (success metrics are determined by organization)
  • Training must be completed in 24 months or less


General WTFP eligibility:

    • Organization contributes to WTFP through contributory UI payments
    • Participating employees must be on payroll in Massachusetts
    • Organization has current Certificate of Good Standing (dated within 6 months) and is not debarred from doing business in MA

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY: Click here and complete the General Program application in addition to the supplemental materials for the Consortium Grant.

The Workforce Training Fund Program is administered by the Commonwealth Corporation, a quasi-public entity under the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. For technical questions about the grant applications or requirements, please visitĀ