Northern Virginia Incumbent Worker Training Grants

In order to meet local employers’ demand to re-train their existing workforce, Virginia Career Works Northern Region offers Incumbent Worker Training grants through the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). These funds can assist employers to support their employees in gaining new skills and in making their businesses more competitive and profitable.

The grant program reimburses employers for the cost of training their workers, and cover training costs such as instructional costs for training courses, classes for certification exams, online training, textbooks and manuals. Participating businesses must provide a minimum matching contribution to the Incumbent worker training project, in amounts identified in the State of Virginia policy based upon company size. These matching funds may include in-kind services.

To apply for a grant, employers must submit an application and request on company letterhead via email to David Hunn at david.hunn@vcwnorthern.com.

Have Questions?

Please contact Seema Jain, Vice President of Operations, with questions at 703-827-3782 or seema.jain@vcwnorthern.com.

Guidelines and Application Form

Employers can download the following forms and guidelines to learn more about the program and apply for a grant. 


Virginia Board of Workforce Development Policy 15-00
Virginia Career Works – Northern Region Incumbent Worker Training Policy
Virginia Career Works – Northern Region Incumbent Worker Application Form