University of Massachusetts Amherst

Family Business Center

Questions and answers

For more information regarding the Workforce Training Fund Express Program go to

PLEASE NOTE THIS VERY IMPORTANT POINT: You need to apply and be approved for this grant BEFORE you begin each member year. You also need to be approved BEFORE you pay your member dues to the UMass Family Business Center. 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 (ie: if 2 of the 6 meetings have passed, you can pay 1/3 of the member year, 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 get approved, 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.

Here is the link to the online application:

find us in the directory of training providers at

put in search field that the COURSE TITLE is Leadership/Management/Strategy2013-2014 (with NO SPACES!) and then look at the bottom of the search results page, and click on the link to see the info for joining the UMass Family Business Center with the Workforce Training Fund Express Grant. (Our annual membership is referred to as a course in this grant program.)

THIS COURSE RUNS THROUGH OCTOBER 2014- for the NEXT course, info will be posted here when the new application is approved.

more info here:

If you have questions or concerns, please contact: Ira Bryck at 413 545 4545 or at the Workforce Training Fund, contact Leandra Jones at or 617-717-6943


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