Everglades Restoration Agricultural Community Employment Training Program

Everglades Restoration Agricultural Community Employment Training Program

The deadline to apply for a tuition grant or employee-based grant is Monday, February 18, 2019. For a one-page overview of the program and program eligibility, please click here.

ABOUT THE EVERGLADES TRAINING PROGRAM

 

As the workforce needs of our state change, opportunities for new skills training for residents is important to maintain and to grow our communities. The Everglades Training Program is designed to meet these changing workforce training needs. The Florida Legislature created and funded the Everglades Training Program to provide tuition grants and employer-based grants for nonagricultural occupational training.

Businesses can apply for employer-based grants to fund nonagricultural occupational training. Priority of funding will be given to businesses in Hendry and Palm Beach counties. Second priority will be given to businesses in Collier, Glades, Highlands and Okeechobee counties.

Private or public technical or vocational schools can apply for tuition grants on behalf of eligible students for training in nonagricultural occupations. Students are eligible if they are United States citizens or non-citizens whose status permits employment in the U.S. and have resided in Hendry or Palm Beach counties for at least three years between 2013-2018.

If you are a student interested in the Everglades Training Program, please contact your school to find out if they are eligible. Schools interested in applying to the Everglades Training Program can receive more information and resources to share with interested students by contacting Danielle McNeil at (850) 245-7498 or email EvergladesTrainingProgram@deo.myflorida.com.

For a list of technical and vocational schools in Palm Beach and Hendry counties based on information provided by the Florida Department of Education, please click here.

For a one-page overview of the program and program eligibility, please click here.

Completed applications and supporting documentation must be submitted by either electronic mail to: EvergladesTrainingProgram@deo.myflorida.com or by
U.S. mail to: Department of Economic Opportunity, Everglades Restoration Agricultural Community Employment Training Program, 107 E. Madison Street,
MSC G-229, Tallahassee, Florida 32399.

 

CONTACT US

DEO is excited to share more information about this opportunity with schools and businesses in eligible counties. Any questions regarding applicant eligibility should be directed to Danielle McNeil at (850) 245-7498 or email EvergladesTrainingProgram@deo.myflorida.com.

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