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Workforce Training and Education Programs

Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP)

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New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD)

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Grants to New Mexico businesses for workforce training programs. Applicants must submit an eligibility form prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended for coursework, on-the-job training, and a combination of the two. The goal of the program is to promote the creation of new jobs in expanding or relocating businesses.

Reimbursable Training Costs:

JTIP funds 3 types of training:

  • Custom classroom training at a public educational institution
  • Structured on-the-job training (OJT)
  • A combination of classroom training and OJT

The following are eligible for reimbursement:

  • A portion of trainee wages (50-75% depending on location) for up to 6 months
    • Jobs with entry wages that align with the High Wage Job Tax Credit are eligible for an additional 5% reimbursement
    • Companies that hire trainees who have graduated within the past twelve months from an NM institution of higher education or who are U.S. Veterans may be eligible for an additional 5% reimbursement above the standard rates.
  • Cost of custom classroom training at a public educational institution.

Jobs eligible for funding through JTIP must be:

  • Full time (minimum of 32 hours per week)
  • Year-round
  • Directly related to the creation of the product or delivery of the service. Typical examples include marketing, sales, and general administration
  • Manufacturing examples: production worker, electronic equipment assembler, first-line supervisor, industrial engineering technician, R&D scientists, and engineers
  • Service examples: customer service representative, environmental engineering technician, web developer, software developer
  • Intern positions may be eligible.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 193606

Estimated Size of Grant:

The program reimburses 50-75% of employee wages.

Term of Contract:

Up to 6 months

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Businesses eligible for consideration include:
- Companies that manufacture or produce a product in New Mexico
- Non-retail service companies that export a substantial percentage of services out of state (50% or more of revenues and/or customer base). Software development companies, customer support centers, and product testing laboratories are three examples of businesses that have qualified in this category
- Certain green industries

The company must be financially sound and must be creating new jobs as a result of expansion or relocation to the state of New Mexico.

To be eligible for funding under JTIP, trainees must:
- Be new hires to the company
- Have been residents of the state of New Mexico for at least 1 year at any time prior to employment. Trainees that do not meet the one-year residency requirement may be eligible if hired into high-wage jobs.
- Not have left high school in the 3 months prior to employment, unless they have graduated or completed an HSE (High School Equivalency).

Businesses in certain industries are not eligible. Some examples are agriculture, construction, extractive industries, gambling, health care, and retail.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must fill out an Eligibility Questionnaire to begin the JTIP application process. A member of JTIP staff will contact the applicants to determine the company’s eligibility and discuss the program in detail.

The proposal must be submitted to JTIP staff at the New Mexico Economic Development Department four weeks before the JTIP Board meeting at which the proposal will be considered for funding.

Proposal Due To JTIP Staff:
- Friday, January 14, 2022 (Board Meeting: February 11, 2022)
- Friday, February 11, 2022 (Board Meeting March 11, 2022)
- Friday, March 11, 2022 (Board Meeting April 8, 2022)
- Friday, April 8, 2022 (Board Meeting: May 13, 2022)
- Friday, May 13, 2022 Board Meeting: June 10, 2022)

A company representative is asked to attend the board meeting to make a brief presentation (about five minutes) and to answer questions or concerns from the board. The board makes the funding decision at the meeting. Companies that are approved are free to begin hiring from that day forward.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Eligibility Information:

Direct questions to:
Patrick Gannon, JTIP Program Manager
(505) 470.3572

For assistance in completing the online proposal, please contact:
Avelina Borrego, JTIP Marketing Coordinator
(505) 467-9655

New Mexico Economic Development Department
Joseph M. Montoya Building
1100 S. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505-4147

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