UPDATE 7-23-21: Overwhelming interest has taken this reimbursement to the next, NextLevel, so we must now close new applications until 20, September, 2021 as we identify additional funding.

A few updates on the new NL 5.0 Employer Grant:

  • The application date has been moved from July 1 to Friday, July 9 so that employers can attend the NL 5.0 Employer Training Reimbursement Virtual Town Hall on July 7 before they apply.  
  • The Town Hall event will explain the program on July 7  from 10am-11am.  Register at  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6710545279863269387
  • Employers can complete the initial online application on July 9 at www.nextleveljobs.org.  Employers will then be contacted regarding next steps in application process.

To summarize, below is the general information from the website.  Attached is an updated flyer and FAQ.


More than one million jobs must be filled in Indiana over the next 10 years. To help Hoosier employers fill these jobs, Indiana has created the Employer Training Grant, which reimburses employers who train, hire, and retain new or incumbent workers to fill in-demand positions within recognized job fields. The Employer Training Grant is available to help fill in-demand positions within six priority sectors. The grant will reimburse employers up to $5,000 per employee who is trained, hired, and retained for six months, up to $50,000 per employer.


  • Employers may qualify for reimbursement of up to $5,000 per employee trained and retained for six months up to $50,000 per employer.
  • Employers must submit an application, satisfy eligibility requirements and receive and sign a formal agreement obligating grant funding.
  • Employers must offer training in one of the following industry sectors:
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • IT & Business Services
  • Building & Construction
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Transportation & Logistics

For training to be eligible for reimbursement, the training must:

  • Be occupational skills training that ties to an in-demand occupation (onboarding training and informal job shadowing does not qualify).
  • Be at least 40 hours in length (minimum) resulting in a certificate or credential upon completion.
  • Ensure a wage gain at the completion of training for current employees trained to new skill sets; there is no current wage requirement for new hires trained.

Sally Eisbrenner, WorkOne Business Services Representative

Hendricks and Morgan Counties

Office   317-838-9335 ext. 217

Cell       317-294-0130          seisbrenner@workonecentral.org

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