Return to Earn Initiative

VIRGINIA CAREER WORKS BAY CONSORTIUM RETURN TO EARN GRANT PROGRAM
Posted on 07/27/2021

 

Virginia Career Works Return to Earn Flyer

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Through funding from Governor Northam’s Office, the Bay Consortium Return to Earn Grant Program, matches payments from eligible Bay Consortium Region small businesses to provide new hires with up to $1,000 to support their transition back into the workforce. The Return to Earn Grant Program will serve businesses with less than 100 employees that may not have the resources to provide this financial support.

This initiative will match up to $500 that a qualifying small business in the Bay Consortium Region pays directly to a new employee hired after May 31, 2021. Funds will only be reimbursed to businesses for new hires in positions that pay at least $15 per hour (tips included) and that qualify as W-2 employment, either full- or part-time. To help address workforce shortages in child care, qualifying child care businesses may qualify for up to $500 per new hire without the match requirement.

For more information, please contact Jackie Davis


Return to Earn Initiative Employer Application and Agreement