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Grants to pay for in-demand job training

Individual Training Grants by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

Services Provided Apprenticeships and job training

Eligibility Low-income

Schedule No fixed amount of time, Schedule varies

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 27, 2024

New Yorkers can get help paying for job training in a variety of fields with Individual Training Grants (ITGs).

ITGs can be used to pay for course tuition, registration fees, testing fees, and books. Eligible courses include trainings for jobs in healthcare, technology, transportation, and security service.

Who it's for Who it's for

To qualify for an ITG, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • 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.

Duration and Length Duration and Length

The schedule varies by trainings and providers.

Next Steps

To apply for an ITG, you must:

  • Have participated in SBS 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

Applying for an ITG does not guarantee you’ll get one. The application process is selective. At each step you will receive approval to move forward or a referral to other services. Success is based on your eligibility, needs, skill level, and prospects for successfully completing the program and getting a job in the field.

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