Commonwealth Corporation Workforce Training Fund

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About Commonwealth Corporation Workforce Training Fund Express Grants 

The Commonwealth Corporation's Express Program assists companies with 100 or fewer employees to address their employee training needs through a list of pre-registered courses. Companies must pay into the Workforce Training Fund to be eligible to apply for grant funds. Eligible employers complete a short, on-line application to request grant funds for pre-registered training courses. 


Grant funds are limited to $3,000 per employee per course and $30,000 per company per calendar year. A company whose request has been approved will be reimbursed for up to 50% of the actual cost of training. Courses (such as OSHA) that a company is legally mandated to provide to its employees are not eligible for reimbursement under this grant program. You may only request reimbursement for training individuals who are on your company’s payroll and work in Massachusetts.


Firms may apply for Express Grants for ACEC/MA's Leadership Education Programs:

  • Emerging Leaders Program (Starts February 28, 2018)


Firms with ≤ 100 employees may apply for Massachusetts Workforce Training Funds to assist with Emerging Leaders and Odyssey tuition.  Applicant should submit an online application to the Express Grants program at least 6 weeks in advance of the desired training start date. 



For the Emerging Leaders program: Go to the Commonwealth Corporation Workforce Training Fund Express Grant page here: 


Then follow instructions about how to Apply  and what you need to submit from the page: 



Training Options: Commonwealth Corporation has compiled a training directory to assist Express Program applicants. Applicants must select a pre-registered course from this directory at the time of application.


Select the Training Directory   and under Course Title, enter: Emerging Leaders


You should see a listing like this (colors are different on the actual Commonwealth Corporation website):

Course Title

Training Provider

Training Location


Flat Rate Course*

Course Length




 Conference Center at Waltham Woods
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451



  7 week(s)


Then follow instructions about how to Apply  and what you need to submit from the page: 


Contact  or call 617-227-5551 if you have questions.