The Iowa Jobs Training Program (260F) is a state sponsored program designed to assist Iowa-based businesses with the training and development for existing employees. The purpose of the program is to foster growth of Iowa’s incumbent workforce, enabling the state’s business and industry to remain competitive in an ever-changing global economy.
The Iowa Jobs Training Program provides forgivable loans to qualifying businesses and will reimburse up to 50 percent of the total training cost of most training expenses. Program funds are available on a first come, first served basis and are awarded through an application process. Administered by Iowa’s 15 community colleges, you will work one-on-one with a Kirkwood Training & Outreach Services representative to review eligibility and assist with completing the necessary paperwork.
Who is eligible?
Businesses and industries eligible to participate in this program must be engaged in interstate or intrastate commerce for the purpose of:
• manufacturing, processing, assembling, warehousing or wholesaling of products
• biotechnology, renewable energy or information technology
• conducting research and development
• providing services in interstate commerce
Businesses that engage in retail sales or provide health or other professional services are not eligible.
Individual business sites are eligible for maximum awards of $20,000 per application. A business site is eligible for a maximum of $50,000 in program assistance during a rolling three-year period.