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Incumbent Worker Training Program

Incumbent Worker Training Program, or IWTP, provides state funding to businesses who want to provide additional training to their employees.

Employer Eligibility

To qualify for the IWTP program, the employer must:

  • Be operating in Louisiana for at least 3 years
  • Identify training for a minimum of 15 employees
  • Contribute to the IWTP fund and be in full compliance with U.I. taxes
  • Use the online registration form to determine eligibility

Under IWTP, the training provider (UL Lafayette Continuing Education) administers the grant and there are no out-of-pocket expenses to the employer. The employer also determines when and where the classes will take place.

Application Process

  1. Register online to get an authorization number.
  2. The training provider you select uses the authorization code to open the application.
  3. Fill out the application online with the provider. (See a sample application here.)
  4. Submit the application online and send documentation to grant administrator.
  5. Application is reviewed for completenes, accuracy, and cost effectiveness. If you receive more than 100 points, you are referred to the monthly review cycle.
  6. Highest scoring grants are approved monthly based on available funds.
  7. Deputy executive director gives final approval and contract documents are drawn up.

View the list of IWTP Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact Anita Dupre at 3337-482-6391 or anitawd@louisiana.edu for more information.

Need Training?

We are a primary training provider for the Louisiana Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) and a training provider under the Small Business Employee Training Program (SBET).

Through these programs you can get training for your employees — for free.