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(formerly known as NH Job Training Fund)

WorkInvestNH is:

  • Available to businesses or co-applicants physically located in NH and businesses intending to physically locate in New Hampshire
  • The business must pay quarterly taxes into the NH Unemployment Trust Fund
  • The business must be in compliance with state laws and regulations
  • Available for existing workers who are either residents of New Hampshire or who work at a business or co-applicant that is located or intends to locate within the state

WorkInvestNH requires:

  • Minimum 1:1 cash match. Minimum grant allowed is $750.
  • Any grant award of $70,000 or more has to be approved by the Governor and Executive Council.
  • A fully executed contract must be in place prior to the beginning of the training.
*Note* WorkInvestNH funds do not cover travel, lodging or costs of meals for trainees.

Acceptable use of grant funds:

  • Structured, on-site laboratory or classroom training
  • Basic Skills
  • Technical Skills
  • Quality Improvement
  • Safety
  • Management and Supervision
  • English as a Second Language
  • Other training programs that enhance the state’s workforce development


  • If possible, applications should be submitted 60 days in advance of the anticipated training start date. Please do not schedule any training less than two months prior to your submitted application. This is important for planning purposes, since no training can be funded unless a contract has been approved by the Office of Attorney General. Grant applications seeking grant funds totaling $70,000 or more have to be approved by Governor and Executive Council.
  • Determine the reasons why you would like to upgrade the skills of your workforce.
  • Decide how you will measure the effectiveness of the training program
  • Obtain a current Certificate of Good Standing from the Secretary of State.
  • Obtain proof of workers compensation.

Complete the application (see the application forms below)

Submit the Application Package

Application packages must be complete for consideration. Submit your complete application with all attachments in a single PDF to JobTrainingFund@nhes.nh.gov, or mail your application to:
NH Employment Security
Operations Bureau
45 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301

After Submitting the Application

You will be contacted by the Job Training Fund administrator and/or staff to review your application. If the application is not complete, you will be asked to make corrections within three business days.

Upon approval by the Commissioner, a contract will be forwarded to the applicant.


Please contact us at JobTrainingFund@nhes.nh.gov and we’ll help you with your application
and answer any questions you may have about the Fund or the application process.
You may also call a Program Specialist at New Hampshire Employment Security at 833-658-4760

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New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES)
45 South Fruit Street  |  Concord NH 03301  |  603-224-3311  |  1-800-852-3400
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