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Welcome! We at the BNMA have put together a resource page just for our members! You will find links to many different resources that are available in the WNY region to help support yoru business needs; such as grant money, childcare support, workforce development on the job training reimbursements, resources to help you expand your products into international markets, etc.

Workforce On The Job Training Reimbursement:

Through OJT is a wage reimbursement incentive maybe provided to a business to help offset the cost of training a new employee with limited skills. The federal subsidy for employers who train qualifying new hires to bridge skill gaps for the position.

Why should I take advantage of workforce training reimbursement?

The benefits of program can: improve retention, boost workplace productivity and engagement, add skills and knowledge to your company, reduce the cost of hiring and training, recieve prescreened applicants for your position, get reimbursed for a percentage of the wages during the pre-agreed training period.

While a Federal program, the funds are distributed at the county level. We have included links to both Erie and Niagara County resources that can help to get your company enrolled.

Erie County Workforce Investment Board

Niagara County Workforce Development Board

Western New York Empire State Development

Empire State Development

  • Economic development branch of New York State Government
  • Uses loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance to enhance private business investment and growth
  • Spurs job creation and supports prosperous communities across New York State
  • Coordinate Regional Economic Development Council

ESD works with individual companies and community-based organizations to:

  • Identify creative solutions
  • Generate enhanced growth opportunities
  • Assist in the achievement of short- and long-term goals

Western New York Empire State Development

Western New York Excelsior Job Program

ESD Consolidated Funding Application (under ESD Manufacturing Grant Funding):

Funding is available for the following projects:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Community and Waterfront Revitalization
  • Direct Assistance to Businesses
  • Energy and Environmental Improvements
  • Low-Cost Financing
  • Municipal/Public Infrastructure
  • Parks, Historic Preservation and Heritage Areas
  • Sustainability Planning Assistance
  • Transportation Infrastructure
  • Workforce Development

ESD Consolidated Funding Application


Global NY’s mission is to promote competitiveness and foster economic activity by helping New York State small businesses export their products and services globally. Under the Global NY banner, we also attract international businesses to consider expansion to NYS through various incentives.

Global NY

Workforce Development Child Care Subsidy:

Many families in New York State struggle with the high cost of quality child care even when they are working full-time or nearly full-time. WDI’s Child Care Subsidy Facilitated Enrollment Program helps eligible working families apply for financial assistance. WDI staff are available to answer questions and guide families through the application process.

In addition, WDI provides resources to aid families in choosing quality, developmentally appropriate care for their children.

Workforce Development Child Care Subsidy


  • Traditionally used by Manufacturing
  • Increasingly used by Healthcare
  • Now used by virtually every industry
  • Accommodations & Food Services
  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
  • Construction
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Social Assistance
  • Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation & Warehousing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Non-profits and more…

Shared Work Program