Arizona Job Training Program

About the Program
This is a job-specific reimbursable grant program that supports the design and delivery of customized training to meet specific needs of employers, create new jobs, and help increase the skill and wage levels of employees in Arizona. This program is funded by Arizona employers who pay into the Job Training Tax equal to 1/10 of 1% on the first $7,000 of an employee’s wages or $7.00 per year, whichever is lower.

For more information, please contact:
Cindy Grogan
Ph: 602-771-1221

Justin John
Ph: 602-771-1130

New Employee Training Reimbursement
Businesses can receive up to 75% reimbursement on costs of training net new employees in jobs that pay at or above $18,423 annually (full-time employees at $8.86 per hour), not including benefits. Award amounts range from $5,000 - $8,000 per job with a single employer maximum of $1,500,000.

Incumbent Worker Training Reimbursement
The "Incumbent Worker" portion of the grant program will allow for training that upgrades the skills of existing employees. The Incumbent Program can reimburse employers up to a maximum of 50% of allowable training costs.

Grant Regulations
Once a job training grant is awarded, an employer can take up to 2 years to complete the approved training program.

Eligible Costs for Reimbursement
  • Course design and development
  • Instruction costs for job-specific training
  • Training materials and supplies
  • Training facility rental
  • Travel costs, which are subject to limitations
Eligible Costs for Match Only
  • Equipment and machinery, pro-rated value used toward training.
  • Employer training space, pro-rated.
  • Trainee wages, excluding fringe benefits paid by a small or rural business during training.
  • Related training that is not job specific including time, stress, or life management training classes.
Ineligible Costs
  • Trainee wages for large employers
  • Fringe benefits / signing bonuses
  • Cost to complete application
  • Recruitment / relocation expenses
  • Training of employer officers or partners
  • Management fees
  • Food and beverage
  • Conferences, seminars or trade shows
  • Drug and other testing associated with screening and pre-screening employees