Funding Options

Budget Solutions

Programs to Extend or Subsidize Budgets

The government sector always gets more done with less. Your job is to get as much training as you can for your government dollar. NHDoD works with many Department of Defense agencies and government contractors and knows how to help you get the most out of your budget. 

One of the most beneficial programs available is the Incumbent Worker Training program, detailed directly below. Also check out the wide variety of additional Learning Credit and employee benefit programs described below that. 

Upskill Your Employees using Government Funds with the
Incumbent Worker Training Program

When workers lack needed training and businesses experience skill gaps, the company’s ability to compete, expand, and retain workers can be compromised.

Incumbent Worker Training is a type of work-based training and upskilling designed to:

  1. Allow employers to increase the skill levels of employees so they can be promoted within the company and create backfill opportunities or
  2. Allow workers to acquire and develop the skills necessary to avert layoff.

Grant funding is available to help employees grow at their jobs while building a stronger workforce—and in turn, upgrading employer success. Your team could be trained and upgraded with training expenses covered.

Potential Outcomes Include:

  • Worker wage increases
  • Backfill skills development
  • Career pathways skills development
  • Job promotions
  • Job changes (lateral, new skills)
  • Layoff aversion

If you’re looking to think creatively and act strategically about your employee retention plan and utilize government funding, complete the form here and a member of our team will reach out with more details. 

Additional Funding Sources

  • WIOA

    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides job training benefits for adults, dislocated workers, and youth to help gain skills necessary to obtain and maintain employment. To qualify, you must be approved by your local workforce development agency.

    Click here to watch this webinar and learn more about WIOA Funding.

    For more information about WIOA funding please visit

  • Veterans Education Benefits

    Veterans Education Benefits provides a number of education benefits for service members and veterans. Career Development Solutions provides a variety of training programs that qualify for these benefits. This means you can get started on a new career path with little to no out of pocket expenses.

    Contact a Career Development Solutions Career Consultant at 1-888-594-3817 to learn how you can use these benefits.

  • Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

    You may receive Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment. To see if you’re eligible for Veteran Readiness and Employment click here.

  • Trade Adjustment Assistance

    The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program was designed to help workers who have lost their previous job due to foreign outsourcing. The TAA program seeks to provide these trade-affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, resources, and support they need to become reemployed. 

    To use this funding, you must be approved by the local workforce development agency. For more information please visit

  • MyCAA

    If you are a military spouse, the Department of Defense (DoD) offers a special funding source specifically for you. The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) can pay up to $4,000 in financial assistance for military spouses pursuing degree programs, licenses, or certifications leading to employment in qualifying career fields. Read more about My CAA.

  • State Rehabilitation (DoR)

    If you have a disability of any kind, you may qualify for training funds through the Department of Rehabilitation. To find out more and learn how to apply, visit your state’s Department of Rehabilitation website.

  • NHDoD Learning Credits

    Skip intensive administrative work and secure your training budget with Learning Credits, a dollar-for-dollar training credit that allows you to train, retain and improve your workforce. Redeem Learning Credits on any NHDoD offering including Private Event delivery at the customer’s location or ours, a vast open enrollment schedule, or eLearning.

  • Microsoft Enterprise Skills Initiative (ESI)

    Microsoft’s Enterprise Skills Initiative (ESI) provides co-funding for technical training to gain proficiency and certifications in Microsoft Azure and Dynamics 365. This allows professionals to get up to speed on the essential tools their organization value today and establish themselves as experts in their field.

  • NHDoD/Microsoft EDP

    For teams that need more 20 or more Microsoft technical courses over the next 12 months, the Microsoft Employee Development Program (EDP) subsidizes the cost of live, instructor-led training for ALL Microsoft Technical courses. Unsure what courses your team wants or needs? No problem, you will be able to lock these rates in now, and choose courses/dates later.

  • Cisco Learning Credits

    Cisco Learning Credits or (CLC’s) are prepaid training vouchers that make planning for your success easier when purchasing Cisco products and services. Contact us to learn about multiple ways CLC's can be redeemed.

  • Red Hat Training Units

    Red Hat Training Units (TUs) offer your organization a simple way to purchase training for your team while locking in savings. Red Hat Training Units are pre-paid credits that can be redeemed for Red Hat Training offerings. As an award-winning Red Hat training partner, NHDoD is uniquely suited to fulfill all of your Red Hat learning goals.

  • VMware Learning Credits

    VMware Learning Credits are an enhanced and easy way to prepay for VMware Education and Certification Training. With Learning Credits, customers can schedule training when and how they need it. Customers can buy credits at the time of license purchase or as a stand-alone purchase, helping to manage costs and eliminate the need to allocate additional training funds later on.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    We are proud to work with companies that provide tuition reimbursement to their employees who value continuing education opportunities in the information technology industry. As a learning solutions provider for the industry's top vendors, such as Microsoft and Cisco, NHDoD is positioned to offer the latest authorized curriculum delivered by certified instructors to keep you on the cutting edge of information technology.

  • Government Funded Programs

    Training employees in CA, NV, UT, WI, VA or AZ may qualify for state funding. Contact us for more details.