Grant Assistance

Louisiana Workforce Commission Incumbent Worker Training Program

LANTEC's Grant Assistance team is ready and waiting to do what they do best – connect your business to FREE training opportunities!

The Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) is a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission, employers (YOU!), and training providers (US!). The IWTP grants are intended to benefit businesses by developing employees’ skills to enhance productivity and company growth. The program’s primary objectives are to create new jobs, retain employees and increase wages for trained Louisiana workers.

The program accomplishes those goals through two funding programs, Customized Training and Small Business Employee Training. The programs are detailed below.
"LANTEC was a true partner in ensuring we developed as many employees as possible. They cared about our employees' development just as much as I did, and that meant so much to me! This was an overall great experience that we are interested in again in the future!"

- Dr. Mechelle Roberthon, VP & Director of Talent Development, Home Bank

Customized Training 

Eligibility criteria for the Customized program include: the employer must be a Louisiana-based business with at least three years of paying Unemployment Insurance tax and the employer must have at least 15 employees to train. LANTEC’s role is to collect required submission documents and guide you through every step of the grant application process. We work with businesses to develop a customized training plan, write and submit the grant application with proven suggestions to ensure your grant is competitive, and then administer the grant once it’s approved. LANTEC has a high success rate and has administrated over 170 approved customized grants since we became a primary training provider for the program in 2008.

Our in-house IWTP application specialist works closely with our Account Executives to best position your company to receive an award of funding. LANTEC has secured over EIGHTEEN MILLION DOLLARS in workforce development training funds for eligible Louisiana employers since 2008.

Small Business Employee Training 

If you have 50 or fewer employees, then the IWTP Small Business Employee Training Program (SBET) is just right for you! This program is designed to benefit small Louisiana businesses by developing and upgrading their skills through standardized training. Through the SBET grant, training is reimbursable for up to $3,000 per employee per fiscal year (July 1 –June 30). Funding comes from the Unemployment Insurance taxes paid by the employer. To qualify, a business must be Louisiana-based, have been in business for three or more years, contribute and be compliant with state UI tax laws and have 50 or fewer employees.

LANTEC has more applications approved for the SBET program than any other training provider in the state of Louisiana!

LANTEC Account Executives offer step-by-step assistance with assessing training needs and submitting applications – they are experts on the entire submission and reimbursement process! Learn more about SBET grants —and who's using SBETs — to obtain free training for your small business today!

For more information on IWTP training, fill out the form below and a member of our Grant Assistance team will be in touch soon.