OJT National Emergency Grant Information
The Darke County Economic Development Office shared information from The Department of Job & Family Services on November 29th that concerned a new training grant program. A revised version of the information has been issued since that time. A link to the entire revised document is contained in this email and the changes included are noted below:
Change Made: Sliding scale has been removed to reduce confusion among employers. At this time, grant will only reimburse 50% of trainee wages, no matter how many employees.
Please note that businesses need to have application approval prior to hiring the employee or grant is null.
OJT National Emergency Grant
At-A-Glance Summary of Policy Requirements and Program Design
Ohio's OJT National Emergency Grant aims to place prolonged unemployed Dislocated Workers in permanent jobs by reimbursing eligible employers for the costs of training the individuals they commit to hire based on a percent of the trainee's wages.
All workforce areas may submit requests for OJT funding on a first-come, first-served basis to cover the cost of OJT contracts with local employers as authorized in the area's OJT policy and subject to the additional requirements summarized in the attached REVISED document.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact
Sherry Mueller at The Job Center Network at 937-548-4132.