WIOA stands for “Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.” It is a U.S. Department of Labor program that funds special employment services, including training, for those who need help finding a job!

  • Training Grants/Funds: Boston residents who meet eligibility guidelines may qualify for training funds and or/job services.
  • Job Search Coaching Services: Eligible Massachusetts residents may qualify for comprehensive job search services.
  • If you are not a Boston resident, but interested in training grants, check these lists for your local Career Center for contact info.
    • MassHire Career Center by Area (PDF), MassHire Career Center Listing (PDF), Boston Residency Map

Attend a Training & Re-employment Webinar

  • After attending please download information for the path of interest below

Download information below:

Job Search Support & One-on-One Career Coaching Program
  • WIOA Training Information (pdf)
  • WIOA Application Checklist (pdf)

Download information below:

Training Funding & Career Coaching Program
WIOA Training Information (pdf)
WIOA Application Checklist (pdf)

  • Email us within 48 hours following the webinar at​: WIOATeam@masshiredowntownboston.org
    • With:​ name​ | preferred contact email | phone number​ | MassHire job seeker ID #
  • Begin to compile materials on checklist (download here) to prepare for the meeting with your career navigator

A Career Navigator will contact you to set up an appointment to discuss and begin the application process.
Additional Funding Application Documents to be discussed with Career Navigator:
  • Download and Complete Participant Training & Equipment Agreement (Fillable) (pdf)
  • Justification Letter Template (pdf), (Word doc)
  • Job Search Log (pdf)
  • Applicant Statement Form (if applicable) (pdf)