On September 30, the Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA) began accepting applications for round two of the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program, which provides grant assistance for employers conducting employee training programs (See our September 5, 2013, blog post for more information). The first round, which included $20 million in awards released in January 2013, disappeared in less than 24 hours. Ohio's recently passed budget bill provides up to $30 million for such awards in fiscal year 2014 – $27 million for first-come, first-served grants and $3 million for loans. These awards reimburse employers or employees for up to $4,000 per employee of workforce development efforts.

For more information about the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program, visit http://development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_wtvp.htm