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TSWDB accepting applications for T3 Grant for Incumbent Workers

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11.18.2020College & CommunityCollege General

SANFORD - The Triangle South Workforce Development Board (TSWDB) is accepting applications for its T3 (Training Today's Teams) Grant for Incumbent Workers.

The TSWDB provides funding through its T3 Grant for Incumbent Workers to allow businesses with five or more employees operating in the Triangle South local area (Chatham, Harnett, Lee, and Sampson counties) to "skill-up" their existing workforce to meet the challenges of changes to production processes or market demands. The maximum amount is $5,000 per grant, and $10,000 per program a year, with a lifetime funding limit of $50,000.

The "skill-ups" that are addressed in a grant application can be a result of changing market conditions, a worker(s) changing responsibilities/requirements in her/his job, or for enhancement to production or services as part of the applicant organizations operations. The TSWDB T3 Grant for Incumbent Workers will result in workers with increased knowledge, certifications, and/or value to the company.

Eligibility is limited to North Carolina for-profit and not-for-profit businesses, with five or more employees, that have been in operation in North Carolina for a minimum of one year prior to the semi-annual submission deadline date, are current on all federal and state tax obligations, and are financially viable are eligible to apply. Triangle South T3 Incumbent Worker Training Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are available upon request from the Triangle South Workforce Development Board office. The application is a part of the T3 Grant for Incumbent Workers policy. Applications should be submitted directly to a TSWDB business services team member. TSWDB may request additional information or establish supplemental provisions and requirements for the training applications.

T3 Grants are awarded on a competitive, as-needed basis and are dependent upon the availability of funding. T3 Grant Applications will be accepted from Wednesday, November 18th until Wednesday, December 16th. Applicants should expect to be notified on their application status in January of 2021.

For more information on this program, or to request an application, people can contact a member of the Triangle South Business Outreach team: Norman Collins can be reached at 919-704-6655, or by email at; Jessica Ingram can be reached at 919-895-0302 or by email at

The Triangle South Workforce Development Board is responsible for planning, policy guidance, and oversight of the workforce investment system in Chatham, Harnett, Lee, and Sampson counties. Its goal is to combine area employment, training, and supportive services and programs into a consumer-based, market-driven system that meets the needs of job seekers and employers.

For more information on the Triangle South Workforce Development Board, visit