What does the $3,000 per trainee/per course limit mean?

Modified on Mon, 10 Jul 2023 at 10:07 AM

The Express Program has recently updated the subsidy caps that we follow as part of our guidelines. We can award a business up to $20,000 in grant funds per year, and there is a cap on the amount of funds that can be awarded for one employee for one training course, $3,000 per person, per course. We define a training course as the training that occurs under one course ID in our Express Course Directory (which may or may not encompass multiple sessions or meeting days, depending on the structure of the course).

This subsidy for a small business (100 or fewer Massachusetts employees) will provide a reimbursement of up to 100%. Below you will find an example of what this looks like in action for a small business:

Once a course exceeds $3,000 per trainee, we will only reimburse up to $3,000 of the course cost for each trainee. For example, a course costs $4,000 per trainee, and two trainees attend, we would cover $6,000 of the $8,000 in total course costs. 

This limit applies to both group rate style courses and per trainee rate style courses. To calculate the amount per trainee for a group/flat rate style course, take the total course cost and divide by the expected number of trainees.


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