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PY23 Incumbent Worker Training Public Notice

**The application period is currently closed. Please reach out to Ms. Mary Beth Walters at or We can add your information to our notification list to be notified of the next IWT solicitation.** 

SC Works Greater Upstate is now accepting applications for Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Grants. IWT grant funds will be available for businesses located in Cherokee, Greenville, Spartanburg, and Union counties. IWT grants are being issued for employers to upgrade the skills of their current employees. IWT grants provide opportunities for training in programs ranging from computer skills to manufacturing skills specific to industries. 

Applications will be reviewed by committees of the Greenville County and Upstate Workforce Boards to determine awards to businesses. 

Businesses located in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties should refer to access the Incumbent Worker Training application andguidelines. Businesses in Greenville County should refer to to access the Incumbent Worker Training application and guidelines.

The Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Program provides funding for training needed in current businesses due to: expansion, new technology, retooling, new services/product lines and new organizational structuring or as part of a layoff aversion strategy. IWT may also fund training in new businesses if those jobs are ineligible for assistance through ReadySC™. However, please note that there will be a waiting period of 120 days for new or expanding businesses that displaced workers elsewhere in the United States. IWT is funded by the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). 

**Contact: SC Works Greater Upstate Regional Business Solutions Manager, Ms. Mary Beth Walters at: 145 N. Church Street, Suite 110-B, Spartanburg, SC 29306, 864.810.0315, or**  

All application packets require the following 3 documents to be completed and submitted:
IWT Attachment A – IWT Application
IWT Attachment Q – Initial Trainee Information and
IWT Attachment M – Self-Attestation Form.

In past years, there have been errors on the budget sheet regarding the required employer match. You are highly encouraged to contact Ms. Mary Beth Walters for assistance with the form prior to submitting your application. Applications that are incomplete and/or contain an incorrect budget form will be excluded from the review process and deemed ineligible for IWT funds.

IWT Attachment A – IWT Application
IWT Attachment B – IWT Procedures
IWT Attachment C – Pre-Award Assessment
IWT Attachment D – Conflict of Interest Statement
IWT Attachment E – IWT Scoring Sheet
IWT Attachment F – Application Summary Sheet (internal document)
IWT Attachment G – IWT Agreement Packet
IWT Attachment H – W9 Form
IWT Attachment I – IWT Grant Routing Sheet
IWT Attachment J – IWT Quarterly Report Packet
IWT Attachment K – IWT Monitoring Report
IWT Attachment L – IWT Modification Form
IWT Attachment M – Self-Attestation Form
IWT Attachment N – Quarterly Expenditure Snapshot (internal form)
IWT Attachment O – IWT Layoff Aversion Assessment
IWT Attachment P – IWT Final Report Packet
IWT Attachment Q – Initial Trainee Information

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