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Apply for a grant for in-demand trainings

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

Actively recruiting

Training for a new job

Adults, Low-income New Yorkers

No fixed amount of time, Varies

Last updated onOct 09, 2020

These grants pay for certain in-demand trainings by eligible providers.

With Individual Training Grants (ITGs), eligible New Yorkers can get job training from a range of providers. ITGs pay for your tuition, registration fees, testing fees, and books. Eligible courses include trainings for jobs in healthcare, tech, transportation, and security.

Who it's for

To qualify for an ITG, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have an updated resume
  • Be looking for a job or currently employed and making less than $63,928 per year
  • Be ready to work immediately after training
  • Have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and work experience (some occupations require a degree)

Specific trainings may have other requirements.


The schedule varies by training and provider.

Next Steps

To apply for an ITG, you must:

  • Register virtually at Workforce1
  • Meet education and experience requirements
  • View a presentation about the application process
  • Take a test of your skill level
  • Research courses on the NYC Training Guide and complete an application for an ITG
  • Interview with a career advisor

Applying for an ITG doesn’t 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.

Visit Workforce1 virtually to find out more and apply.