Training Grants

Employee Training Grants (Incumbent Worker Training Program)

What is the training grants program?

  • Funds available to a company to train its employees so the company is more efficient, productive and profitable
  • Wages paid to employees in training count toward company’s match
  • Training not limited by list of pre-approved providers or classes
  • Company decides type of training needed and which employees and occupations to train

 Company Eligibility

  • Businesses only (not government or educational institutions)
  • Must have at least one facility or office operating in Will County, and it is the employees of the Will County site that are eligible for training under this grant
  • Any size company is eligible. Company size is determined by the number of full-time employees on your Will County payroll
  • Companies in the following industry sectors:
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional/Financial/Information Technology Services
  • Transportation/Distribution/Logistics (TDL)


Industry sector exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis.

For more information please contact Pam Rodriguez at 815-723-3885 or [email protected]