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Montana’s Registered Apprenticeship Program has approximately $ 151,000 to provide grants up to a maximum of $4,500 per award, to help employers, industry associations, colleges, or other workforce groups establish new or expanded apprenticeship programs. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the grant dollars have been expended. The following are allowable costs for use of potential grant dollars:

  • Costs related to design and startup of an apprenticeship program
  • Classroom education or online training programs for apprentices
  • Other direct costs related to on the job training (excluding wages)
  • Curriculum development
  • Instructor training
  • Training manuals

Under no circumstances can payments be made directly to the apprentice(s) and funds may NOT be used to reimburse the business for wages paid to the apprentice(s) or equipment purchased for the apprentice.

The application can be found in the link below. If you have questions, please contact Jay Reardon at 444-3556 or Mark Lillrose at 444 -1642. 

Submit the completed application to apprenticeship@mt.gov 

Download Apprenticeship Incentive Grant Application

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