The Customized Training Program is a competitive, reimbursable, training grant that provides NYC-based businesses with funding to train their employees. Businesses must be for-profit, operating for at least one year, and able to pay for training upfront.

With financial support, business applicants can afford training programs that can impact a business’s bottom line, reduce employee turnover, create good morale, promote an efficient and productive workforce, and increase a business’s competitiveness in the marketplace.

Please complete the following questions to determine if your business is eligible for the Customized Training program. This should take about 3-5 minutes to complete.

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* 1. Business Name:

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* 2. DBA, if applicable

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* 3. Business Owner's Name:

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* 4. Business and Primary Contact Information

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* 5. Is your business a non-profit or for-profit business?

In most circumstances non-profits and publicly-funded organizations are ineligible to receive funds for Customized Training.

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* 6. Which borough is your business located in?

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* 7. How many employees does your business currently have?

Businesses must propose to train a minimum of 10 employees. Trainees do not have to participate in the same training(s). If your business does not meet this requirement, you may work with another company to apply as a consortium to meet the requirement.

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* 8. Do you plan on training at least 10 employees?

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* 9. Are you planning on applying as a consortium? (A consortium is two companies or organizations applying jointly to participate in the Customized Training Program under one contract.)

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* 10. Do all trainees you plan on training earn less than $77,936/year ($37.47/hour)?

The Customized Training program requires that all proposed trainees receive a wage increase as a direct result of training.

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* 11. Are you willing and able to provide a wage increase to all trainees upon the completion of training?

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* 12. Will your trainees be offered full time employment (30+ hour/week) upon the completion of training?

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* 13. Please provide a brief description of the training(s) you would like to implement within a one-year contract period.

Proposed training must be completed within one year.
Customized Training must be used for training that is new, expanded, or enhanced. Legally required training(s) are not eligible for reimbursement.

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* 14. Are any of these training legally required?

Customized Training award amounts are between $30,000 to $400,000. SBS covers 50-60% of eligible training costs with the business' contribution being either 40-50%. The business is required to pay for the costs of training upfront.

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* 15. Please indicate to us a timeline for your proposed trainings using dates.

Please note that Customized Training contracts are 12 months in length.
Estimated timelines are fine.

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* 16. Is your business in a position to pay for the costs  of the training upfront?

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* 17. Were you referred to the Customized Training Program by someone?

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* 18. Auxiliary aids and services are provided for individuals with a disability upon request. Please check the aid/service(s) that you need:

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* 19. How did you hear about us?

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