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Workforce Training Fund Program
Hiring Incentive Training Grant (HITG) Application

Hiring Incentive Training Grant Program Guidelines

How it Works
Eligible employers may apply for grants of $5,000 for each new hire who meets the HITG program requirements. Employers may receive up to $75,000 each calendar year.  Once approved, payment will be available to the employer once the new hire has retained employment for at least 120 days. At a minimum, a "New Hire Trainee" must earn $2,500 (gross earnings) during the 120 day retention period.

Company Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for HITG, companies must meet the following requirements:
  • Must contribute to the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund (Please Note: All for-profit companies and some non-profit organizations contribute to the Workforce Training Fund. To confirm eligibility, please contact us using the information below.)
  • Must be current with all obligations to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including but not limited to Unemployment Insurance payments, and Workers Compensation coverage requirements
  • Must be in good standing with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue
  • Must not be debarred from doing business with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the Federal Government
  • Must not be a unit of local, state, or federal government

“New Hire Trainee” Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for HITG, new hires must meet the following requirements:
  • Must be a Massachusetts resident
  • Must be a new employee on company payroll (Please note: Workers employed by a third party, such as a staffing firm are not eligible. Self-employed individuals or contractors are not eligible. Additional restrictions may apply to seasonal workers.)
  • Must not be a company owner (full or partial) or a relative of any owners of the company
  • Must be either:
    • Any Massachusetts resident who has been unemployed for at least 6 months prior to the start of employment,  OR
    • A Massachusetts resident who is a military veteran who has been honorably discharged, regardless of length of unemployment (DD214 required)
  • Your application must be submitted no later than 30 days after the start of employment for eligible “new hire trainees.” Please feel free to submit this application in advance of the start of employment, however an agreement will not be issued until after the actual “new hire trainee” start date.

Application Checklist
An application will not be considered complete until your company completes the following steps:
  1. Submit completed online application (starts on next page)
  2. Submit a Massachusetts Department of Revenue Certificate of Good Standing that is no older than 6 months via email to hitg@commcorp.org or by fax to 617-242-7660. Please visit the Department of Revenue’s website to apply for your Certificate of Good Standing. (see sample certificate of good standing). 
  3. Submit a completed New Hire Trainee Eligibility Determination Form for each “new hire trainee” via email to hitg@commcorp.org or by fax to 617-242-7660.
  4. If applicable, submit a DD214 as proof of veteran status, for any “new hire trainees” that are qualified veterans. 

Questions

If you have any questions about completing this application, please contact hitg@commcorp.org or call 617-717-6912.
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Company and Primary Contact

Company
Please use full, legal name as registered with the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
If you operate under another name, please list your DBA name(s) here. If not, please leave this blank.
This item refers to the FEIN (##-#######) issued by the Internal Revenue Service.

This item refers to the Department of Unemployment Assistance Identification Number (##-#####-#).
Please choose a general classification from the list provided that best captures your company’s industry.









(###) ###-####
(###) ###-####
What year was your company established?
Primary Contact at Organization
This person does not necessarily have to be the senior‐most person at your facility but should be familiar with the application and will be able to respond to phone calls and/or e-mails regarding your application
(###) ###-####

New Hires and Grant Detail


New Hire 1
Please list the first and last name of the "new hire trainee."
Please list the social security number (###-##-####) of the "new hire trainee."

Please select a job type from the list provided to best categorize the job type of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the actual or planned date the "new hire trainee" will start employment at your organization.
New Hire 2
Please list the first and last name of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the social security number of the "new hire trainee".

Please select a job type from the list provided to best categorize the job type of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the date the "new hire trainee" started employment at your organization.
New Hire 3
Please list the first and last name of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the social security number of the "new hire trainee".

Please select a job type from the list provided to best categorize the job type of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the actual or planned date the "new hire trainee" will start employment at your organization.
New Hire 4
Please list the first and last name of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the social security number of the "new hire trainee".

Please select a job type from the list provided to best categorize the job type of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the actual or planned date the "new hire trainee" will start employment at your organization.
New Hire 5
Please list the first and last name of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the social security number of the "new hire trainee".

Please select a job type from the list provided to best categorize the job type of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the actual or planned date the "new hire trainee" will start employment at your organization.
New Hire 6
Please list the first and last name of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the social security number of the "new hire trainee".

Please select a job type from the list provided to best categorize the job type of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the actual or planned date the "new hire trainee" will start employment at your organization.
New Hire 7
Please list the first and last name of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the social security number of the "new hire trainee".

Please select a job type from the list provided to best categorize the job type of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the actual or planned date the "new hire trainee" will start employment at your organization.
New Hire 8
Please list the first and last name of the "new hire trainee."
Please list the social security number of the "new hire trainee".

Please select a job type from the list provided to best categorize the job type of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the actual or planned date the "new hire trainee" will start employment at your organization.
New Hire 9
Please list the first and last name of the "new hire trainee."
Please list the social security number of the "new hire trainee".

Please select a job type from the list provided to best categorize the job type of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the actual or planned date the "new hire trainee" will start employment at your organization.
New Hire 10
Please list the first and last name of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the social security number of the "new hire trainee".

Please select a job type from the list provided to best categorize the job type of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the actual or planned date the "new hire trainee" will start employment at your organization.
New Hire 11
Please list the first and last name of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the social security number of the "new hire trainee".

Please select a job type from the list provided to best categorize the job type of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the actual or planned date the "new hire trainee" will start employment at your organization.
New Hire 12
Please list the first and last name of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the social security number of the "new hire trainee".

Please select a job type from the list provided to best categorize the job type of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the actual or planned date the "new hire trainee" will start employment at your organization.
New Hire 13
Please list the first and last name of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the social security number of the "new hire trainee".

Please select a job type from the list provided to best categorize the job type of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the date the "new hire trainee" started employment at your organization.
New Hire 14
Please list the first and last name of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the social security number of the "new hire trainee".

Please select a job type from the list provided to best categorize the job type of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the actual or planned date the "new hire trainee" will start employment at your organization.
New Hire 15
Please list the first and last name of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the social security number of the "new hire trainee".

Please select a job type from the list provided to best categorize the job type of the "new hire trainee".
Please list the actual or planned date the "new hire trainee" will start employment at your organization.
Authorization
An authorized official (e.g. CEO, President, Director) must authorize the submission of this application. Please include the name and title of this authorized official. This may be different from your primary contact.

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