Individual Training Grants (ITGs)

Individual Training Grants (ITGs) pay for tuition, registration fees, testing fees, and books for in-demand trainings. ITGs are only available for training in certain occupations and at eligible training providers. Find out more about eligible occupations and training providers.

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Who can apply?

You must:

  • Be actively looking for employment or currently employed and earning less than $63,928/year.
  • Be ready to work immediately after training.
  • Register to be a member of Workforce1 Career Center.
  • Have a minimum of a GED or high school diploma.

Other services are available for individuals who do not meet eligibility requirements.

What do Individual Training Grants Fund?

ITGs can fund course tuition, registration fees, testing fees, and books for short-term training programs (less than 1 year). ITGs cannot fund course for college credit or any training that is not listed as eligible on the NYC Training Guide.

How can I apply?

The application process is highly selective. At each step you will receive approval to move forward or referral to other services. Completing an application does not guarantee receipt of an ITG. Selection for participation is based on your eligibility, assessment of your needs, skill level, and your prospects for successfully completing the program and achieving employment in the field.

To apply for an ITG, you must:

  • Have participated in our services within the last six months
  • Meet education and experience requirements
  • View a presentation about the application process and take a skills test
  • Research courses on the NYC Training Guide and complete an application
  • Interview with a career advisor

Contact our Virtual Workforce1 Career Center System to find out more and apply.