Change happens. Express helps.

Change happens. We live in a time of constant flux and uncertainty, affecting virtually everyone and everything. New technologies, new opportunities, and, occasionally, new viruses emerge and compel businesses to adapt to keep up with changing conditions. Now, more than ever, employers need to invest in their workers to equip them with the skills they need to thrive in a transforming world.

That’s Where We Come In.

The Express Program is designed to help businesses respond quickly to change and keep employees engaged. With bite-size grants for just-in-time training and no waiting periods between grants, Express is our fastest path to funding, enhanced with an even more flexible directory of training options and 6 quick steps to success:

*COGS stands for Certificate of Good Standing from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. All COGS should have the business’s legal name and a Notice Date within 6 months from the date of application submission. Click here to get yours.

Available Funding

While any eligible business may receive an Express Grant, only businesses with under 100 employees are eligible to have the full cost of training covered, up to $3,000 / person / course. For applications received on, or after, July 1, 2021:

  • For grant recipients with more than 100 MA employees, upon completion of an approved course, you may receive reimbursement of as much as half the total cost of training, up to $3,ooo/person/course.
  • For grant recipients with 100 or fewer MA employees, upon completion of an approved course, you may receive full reimbursement of the cost of training, up to $3,ooo/person/course.


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