global Tax MA Governor Launches HireNow Grant Program April 05, 2022 Massachusetts employers…read up on the HireNow grant program which was just launched by the Baker Administration. The program helps employers hire and train workers…see if you are eligible. Attention Massachusetts employers…see if you qualify for the HireNow grant program which can provide up to $4,000 for each eligible employee hired. We have the details here. What is the HireNow Grant Program? HireNow is a new grant program that provides funding to eligible Massachusetts employers who hire and retain Massachusetts residents. The program intends to address ongoing hiring challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. What employers are eligible? To be eligible, employers must: Be in good standing with the Department of Unemployment Assistance and Department of Revenue Not be de-barred by the state Note: Local, state or federal government employers are not eligible. What hires are eligible? Hires must meet the following conditions: Must be Massachusetts residents employed in MassachusettsMust have started after March 23, 2022Must be retained for a minimum of 60 daysMust be placed in jobs where they are working at least 30 hours per weekMust make at least $14.25 per hour and not exceed $42.50 per hour How do you apply? Eligible employers must pre-register online by visiting www.mass.gov/hirenow and provide employer information. Employers will submit a final application for funding following employees’ hire and 60 day retention period. How much funding is provided? The grant provides up to $4,000 for each eligible employee hired (with a limit of $400,000 per employer). Bear in mind funds will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply today! Questions? Contact us.