Business Training Grants are available to Wyoming businesses to correct an employee’s skill deficiency or upgrade their skill level in their current occupations. To review the Business Training Grant rules, click here.

In order for training to be approved, the business must demonstrate the following:

  • Training will either correct an employee’s skill deficiency or upgrade an employee’s current skill level;
  • There is a direct relationship between the training and the trainee’s occupation or craft;
  • The business will not substitute funds normally provided for training or funds obtained from another source with Business Training Grant funds;
  • There is a need for the skill upgrade provided by the training for the business to remain competitive in the industry or economy; and
  • The skill upgraded provided by the training will:
    • Enhance the business’s productivity, efficiency or profitability;
    • Reduce employee turnover;
    • Enhance employee effectiveness; or
    • Enhance employee wages.

Funding Limits

Funding limits for Business Training Grants are:

Forms and Documents

Online Application

1. BEFORE creating an account with Workforce Development Training Fund, your business must have accounts set up and be in good standing with the following entities:

  • Secretary of State – if newly registered, allow up to 7-15 days for processing
  • Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Insurance – allow up to 2-4 weeks for processing
  • Wyoming at Work – allow up to 5 business days for processing; however, if Workers’ Compensation or Unemployment Insurance accounts are not set up, the Wyoming at Work verification process may take longer as these accounts are required to complete the Wyoming at Work account set up.

2. Create an account with Workforce Development Training Fund – Business Training Grants

3. Ensure your business is registered as a vendor with the Wyoming State Auditor’s Office

  • Download forms manually
  • Fill out the W-9 Form, attach banking documentation and mail via US Mail to WDTF:
        Department of Workforce Services
        Attn: WDTF
        5221 Yellowstone Road
        Cheyenne, WY 82002
  • NOTE: Only businesses registered as a vendor with the State Auditor’s Office can receive payments from the Workforce Development Training Fund

4. Online Application

How to Begin the Application Process for Business Training Grants

  • Fill out your application.  It can be started and saved at any time and then submitted when you are ready.
  • Applications can be submitted at any time, if funding is available.
  • The first date of training must be a minimum of 30 calendar days and no more than 110 calendar days from date of application submission.

5. WDTF Team reviews submitted applications

  • Applications are prioritized based on preferred industries as determined by the Wyoming Workforce Development Council.
  • Once an application is under review, WDTF Team will notify the business if additional information is required, or if approved.

NOTE: If the application is approved, the Department of Workforce Services will enter into a contract with the business. The contract is not fully executed until all signatures are obtained, which must occur prior to the start of the training period. No reimbursement will be made without a fully executed contract.

**Grant approval is NOT guaranteed and is based on availability of funds**