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Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley

Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley

The Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley is proud to be a training provider with the Workforce Training Fund Express Grant. You could get back half the tuition/member dues*

  • if your company has 100 or fewer employees
  • if you're in compliance with the state tax department
  • if you can fill out a pretty straightforwad application

 

For more information on the Workforce Training Fund Express Grant 

  • go to http://workforcetrainingfund.org/programs/express-program/ 
  • to find course listing, click on "Training Directory"
  • click on region: Western Mass
  • type into "Provider Name" Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley
  • click on the hyperlinked course name, to get more info
  • full level member is training course #1109636, or
  • start-up company, special offer (3 years or less, 5 employees or fewer) training course #1112617

Link to the online application (supposedly 30 minutes to complete):

You need Certificate of Good Standing to be approved

  • It's much faster to get this online, than on paper
  • Do this asap, in case you have tax issues to resolve (that you may not realize)
  • Here's the link (Mass Tax Connect; you may need to sign up for this online service, or have your tax preparer give you access)

Our course name and number remain the same from year to year

  • full membership is training course 109636
  • start-up company is training course 1112617
  • companies can reapply and be approved for subsequent years, as each year's syllabus is different
  • what we refer to as a year of membership is known to the Workforce Training Fund Express Grant as a training year
  • you must apply and be approved for each training year before you begin training. Make sure of the time periods of each training year (check with Ira Bryck (413) 835-0810 or ira@fambizpv.com). Plan on up to 6 weeks to be approved, after applying

There are 2 levels of membership approved for this grant: full member and start-up company

  • Note the member fee due to the FBCPV
  • the amount approved by the WTFEG (meal cost not covered)
  • and amount reimbursed by the grant

 

  • Full Member
    • Due FBCPV $2800 per year
    • Tuition portion, without meal cost $2600*
    • Reimbursement = 50% of tuition: $1300
    • Net cost of full member year, after reimbursement: $1500
    • Course title and number: Developing as a Leader of Your Family/ Closely Held Company (course 1109636) 
  • Start-up company (3 or fewer years in business, and 5 or fewer employees, including owners)
    • SPECIAL PRICE TO COME TO YOUR CHOICE OF 3 OF THE 6 DINNER FORUMS EACH YEAR
    • Due FBCPV $1400 per year
    • Tuition portion, without meal cost $1300*
    • Reimbursement = 50% of tuition: $650
    • Net cost of full member year, after reimbursement: $750
    • Course title and number: Developing as a Leader of Your Family/ Closely Held Company START UP COMPANY SPECIAL OFFER” (course 1112617) 

The roundtable discussion groups are not covered by this grant.
The morning workshops are free to members.

LARGE FINE PRINT

  • You need to apply and be approved for this grant BEFORE you begin each training year.
  • You can pay the FBCPV in advance of the beginning of training.
  • If you didn't do this correctly, and are a couple of meetings in, we can work it out, by having you pay pro rata for the part of your member year that has passed, and start a new member year, using the WTF Express Grant, but applying and being approved before you start training).
  • If you didn't apply, and are now looking to be reimbursed at the end of your paid-up year, sorry to say there's nothing to be done. You can, however, apply for the grant at the beginning of your next year.
  • If you have questions or concerns, please contact: Ira Bryck at (413) 835-0810 or at the Workforce Training Fund, contact Megan Kelly at 617-717-6903 or express@commcorp.org