Grant Funding

Mercer Institute can help you supplement your current training and development budget and assist you in enrolling your employees in no-cost training programs.

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NJBIA Basic Skills Training

The NJBIA Basic and Employability Skills Workforce Training Program is a partnership of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development, and the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The partners believe that a well-trained and highly skilled workforce is key to New Jersey’s future economic growth and prosperity.

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Have 10 or more employees and want to schedule a class on-site at your company?  Contact us today.

Less than 10 employees?  Click here to view our open enrollment schedule.


These funds are available to New Jersey employers to upgrade the skills of their current employees and/or train new employees, for purposes of retaining highly skilled and high wage jobs in New Jersey.  

This competitive grant provides customized training for a period of 12 months from the date of award and is an excellent opportunity for employers to subsidize their annual training and development budgets.  Download the Skills4Jersey Training Grant Guidelines


Opportunity4Jersey is a grant program designed to help build a pipeline of future employees for your business. If your company is anticipating an expansion or is simply planning on hiring new employees in the near future and has a specific set of skills you would like to see in your application pool – this is the grant for you!  Download the Opportunity4Jersey Grant Guidelines

Ready to Work

Ready to Work New Jersey is designed specifically to help companies find, identify and train the best possible candidates for available positions.  The program will reimburse your company for up to 90 percent of wages or salaries paid to a job candidate while in training.

Qualified Jobs
This federal program primarily targets jobs relating to the following industry clusters:

  • Information technology
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
  • Advanced manufacturing

NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development is funding us to target jobs in the other industry clusters:

  • Healthcare
  • Financial Services
  • Transportation, Logistics and Distribution
  • Retail, Tourism and Hospitality

To learn more about this grant click here.

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