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Federal and state agency resources you can use to enhance business development and strengthen your workforce.

FEDERAL
US Department of Labor  
US Dept of Labor: Employment and Training Administration (ETA) A searchable list of grants for employers.
US Dept of Labor: Employment and Training Administration (ETA)/Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in a global economy.
STATE - GENERAL
Workforce Development Board/Locator by state Workforce Development Boards (or "WDBs") are regional entities created to implement the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 in the United States.The WDB's main role is to direct federal, state and local funding to workforce development programs. WDBs conduct and publish research on these programs and the needs of their regional economy. For more information about WDBs, download the Frequently Asked Questions.
US Dept of Labor/ETA/Regional Offices Regional Offices provide an array of resources and the links to each state's Department of Workforce Development.
US Dept of Labor/ETA
Region 1
Region 1 serves the following states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
US Dept of Labor/ETA
Region 2
Region 2 serves the following states: Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
US Dept of Labor/ETA
Region 3
Region 3 serves the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
US Dept of Labor/ETA
Region 4
Region 4 serves the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Texas
US Dept of Labor/ETA
Region 5
Region 5 serves the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin
US Dept of Labor/ETA
Region 6
Region 6 serves the following states: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT
US Dept of Labor/ETA
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. Tax credit ranges from $1,200 to $9,600, depending on the group from which an employee is hired, i.e. veteran, family-assistance recipient, etc.
US Dept of Labor/ETA
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
State WOTC Coordinators
State Work Opportunity Tax Credit Coordinators
STATE - SPECIFIC
Alabama Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Alaska Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
State Training and Employment Program
Arizona Arizona Commerce Authority
Arkansas Arkansas Economic Development Commission
California California Employment Development Department 
California Employment Training Panel
Colorado Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
Connecticut Workforce Investment Boards
Delaware Workforce Development Board
Strategic Fund
Florida CareerSource Florida/Employer Training Grants
Georgia Workforce Division/Programs and Initiatives
Technical College System of Georgia
Hawaii State of Hawaii Workforce Development Council
State of Hawaii Workforce Development Division
Idaho Department of Labor/Information for Businesses
Department of Labor/Hiring Incentives
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity/Workforce Development
Illinois Workforce Development System
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Economic Development Corporation/Skills Enhancement Fund
Iowa Iowa Works/Workforce Development
Kansas Department of Commerce/Employer Workforce Services
Department of Commerce/Incumbent Worker Training
Workforce Networks/Registered Apprenticeships
Kentucky Workforce Investment Board
Kentucky Career Center
Kentucky SkillsNetwork
Louisiana Louisiana Workforce Commission
Louisiana Workforce Commission/Small Business Employee Training
Maine Department of Labor/Workforce Development
Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation/Resources for Business Growth
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation/Tax Credit Programs
Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development
Workforce Central Career Center
Michigan Workforce Development Agency
Workforce Development Agency-Skilled Trades Training Fund
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Mississippi Mississippi Development Authority
State Workforce Investment Board
Missouri Missouri Business Portal/Incentives
Missouri Business Portal/Workforce and Training
Department of Economic Development/Division of Workforce Development
Montana Department of Labor and Industry/Workforce Services Division
Department of Commerce
Nebraska Department of Labor/Worker Training Program
Department of Economic Development
Nevada SilverState Works
Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
New Hampshire NW Works
NH JobTraining Fund
NH Employment Security
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
State of NJ Business Portal - One-Stop-Shop
New Mexico Economic Development Department
Department of Workforce Solutions
New York Department of Labor/Business Services
Office of Workforce Development
Department of Labor/Funding Opportunities
North Carolina Workforce/Department of Commerce
Workforce Development Boards
North Dakota Department of Commerce/Workforce Development
Workforce Enhancement Grants
Ohio Development Services Agency/Business
Department of Job and Family Services
Oklahoma Department of Commerce/Workforce Development
Oregon Worksource Oregon
Business Oregon
Pennsylvania Workforce Development
Department of Community and Economic Development
Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training/Workforce Development
Governor's Workforce Board
South Carolina Department of Commerce/Workforce
SC Works
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation/Workforce Training and Education
Governor's Office of Workforce Development
Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Department of Economic and Community Development/Incentives and Grants
Texas Texas Workforce Commission
Texas Workforce Commission/Train Your Workforce
Workforce Development Boards
Utah Department of Workforce Services/Business Development
Vermont Department of Labor/Workforce Development
Department of Economic Development/Agency of Commerce and Community Development/Workforce
Virginia Virginia's Community Colleges/Workforce Development
Jobs Investment Program
Workforce Connection
Washington Workforce Board
Workforce Development Councils
Workforce Board/Industry Support
State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
West Virginia Workforce West Virginia
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Department of Workforce Development/Grant Program
Training Grants
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
GRANTS
US Dept of Labor/Office of Management and Administrative Services/Grants Resources and information on all types of federal grants and processes.
Grants.gov Find open grant opportunities.