Workforce Technical Training Grant

The Workforce Technical Training Grant (WFTTG) program is a competitive investment grant program to assist Harford County employers to become more productive and competitive. Harford County will provide matching funds to its businesses to accelerate the delivery of technical training to existing employees that will contribute to expand or improve production capabilities. 

Types of Assistance

External Training
  • Basic cost of the class only plus cost of the employee’s wages (if paid by the employer for the training taken during the regular work week)
  • No transportation, food or lodging may be included in estimated cost or actual request for reimbursement
Internal Training
  • Cost of the employee’s wages (for only those receiving on-the-job training; not the trainer doing his/her job)
  • Cost of any books required
  • Cost for any software package used only for self-training or group training. This does not include the actual software being used by the company when a new program is to be installed
Prohibited Uses
  • Introductory classes, remedial education, OSHA/Hazmat safety, first aid, CPR, TQM or CQI, or other soft-skills training not directly resulting in the development of technical skills
  • Routine or basic entry level training or on-boarding training Travel expenditures
  • Employees not paid directly by applicant company
  • Tuition reimbursement for primary, higher or continuing education

 The Workforce Technical Training Grant Program will have (2) rounds of competitive grant funding. There will be two (2) deadlines of submittal.
The deadline for each round is 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:

October 2020 5:00 P.M. on October 23, 2020
May 2021 5:00 P.M. on May 21, 2021

COVID Application
For More Information:
Bonnie Barresi
Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development
410.638.3059  |  bebarresi@harfordcountymd.gov
Application is available online here.


Click here to access the 2020 - 2021 Workforce Technical Training Grant application. Please contact Bonnie Barresi at 410-638-3338 at bebarresi@harfordcountymd.gov for more information.


Click here to access the 2020 - 2021 Workforce Technical Training Grant application. Please contact Bonnie Barresi at 410-638-3338 at bebarresi@harfordcountymd.gov for more information.


Click here to access the 2020 - 2021 Workforce Technical Training Grant application. Please contact Bonnie Barresi at 410-638-3338 at bebarresi@harfordcountymd.gov for more information.