Cash grants equal to $800 per year for five years for new positions earning $200% of the federal minimum wage and offering health benefits; $500 for those earning 175-199% of the federal minimum wage and offering health benefits.*
The first four positions created are not eligible for grants. Grants are paid o a maximum of 350 positions per year.
Retail, food and beverage, personal service firms, and non-profits are not eligible.
Firms may qualify for additional five-year periods with further job creation.
The application deadline is April 1st.
* The Federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour. To be eligible net new positions must be paid $14.50/hour for the $800 grant and $12.69/hour for the $500 grant.