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Below are the most frequently asked questions aboutboth of the training programs offered by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. We have provided links to the LWC web site for further information.

Program 1 - Small Businesses (under 50 employees) - Small Business Employee Training (SBET)

Q: How many applications can we submit throughout the year?

You can submit multiple applications throughout the year and receive funding for multiple applications at the same time. Applications are easy to write and can be submitted for individuals attending training or to set up private, group training on-site or off-site.

Q: How much funding is available in this program?

The SBET program funds up to $3,000 per person per fiscal year (July 1-May 30). When your applications are approved, you pay the training provider upfront, and the SBET program reimburses you 100% for each employee that completes their training as approved and the paperwork is submitted to LWC.

Q: What are the requirements to qualify?

To qualify, a business must be Louisiana-based, have been in business 3 or more years, contribute and be compliant with the state Unemployment Insurance and have 50 or less employees.

Q: Can you teach us how to write applications?

Yes, we can teach you how to submit applications, the do's and don't's, and also show you the steps to submit for your reimbursement. Contact us for when we offer the 2-hour seminar on this, or ask us about the on-line videos we offer for you to learn on your own.

Q: Where do I find information about this SBET program?

For program information, click here.

For an overview of the program, click here.

For Frequently Asked Questions about this program, click here.

Q: How do I get started?

For a step-by-step guide on how to log in and write your application, click here.

For a step-by-step guide on how to submit for your reimbursement, click here.

Begin your account online by clicking here.

Then contact us to show you how to write the applications and help you master this process.

Program 2 - Large Companies (over 50 employees) - Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP)

Q: How much of our training program can this IWTP program fund, and what type of training?

IWTP is designed to help you fund 80-90% of your customized training program for the whole company (or less if needed). Approved applications are given 12 months to complete their training.

Funding is available for all types of training including professional skills, computer, job-related skills and safety training. Ten percent of the funds of the grant are paid by the company out-of-pocket (not paid by this grant) and an additional 5% in-kind which is also not reimbursed by the grant. The rest is funded and paid for by the grant.

Q: How much funding is available in this program?

Although the IWTP program can fund up to an average of $1,500 per person, we only write applications for an average of $499 per person.

The reason is this provides higher points in your application, which increases the value of your application. The more points in the application, the better.

Q: Is it correct that the process is competitive and we need a lot of points on the application to be approved?

Yes, it is very competitive. Throughout the year, your application needs to have approximately 250 points to be competitive.

However, May and June are often months where there are more funds available, more funds are distributed to a wider range of applications and thus the points are not as competitive. May and June are the best months to receive funding.

These applications need to start no later than March 1 so you can submit your application in April/May. Get started now.

Q: How do we find out how many points we may have in our application?

Our company is very good at helping you identify quickly whether you can reach these points. You want to know this early so you don't waste time and you understand your level of commitment upfront.

Call us and we'll walk you through the Rating Form that helps calculate your points before you get started.

Q: How does our company qualify?

To qualify, a business must be Louisiana-based, have been in business 3 or more years, contribute and be compliant with the state Unemployment Insurance, have 50 or more employees, and have at least 15 employees that need training.

Q: Can you teach us how to write a grant application?

Absolutely. We work well with you to collect all the data, walk you through the process, and help you submit an application within 60-90 days. Your executive team has to be involved at the beginning of the process because the application requires several executive and board level decisions and approvals.

We teach you how to write the training plan and we have all the spreadsheets and forms to help you go through the process. Contact us for dates of when we offer a 2-hour seminar on this, or ask us about the on-line videos we offer for you to learn on your own.

Q: Where do I find information about this program?

For program information, click here.

For an overview of the program, click here.

For Frequently Asked Questions about this program, click here.

Q: How do I get started?

For a step-by-step guide on how to log in and write your application, click here.

Begin your account online by clicking here.

Then contact us to show you how to write the applications and help you master this process.