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Frequently Asked Questions About Customized Training Supplanting

  1. How is the term "supplanting" defined for this program?
  2. What must an employer do to show that funds will be used to "supplement" and not "supplant" their current training?
  3. Is it considered supplanting for an employer to request training they previously offered?
  4. What costs should be included in determining an employer's current and projected training budget?
  5. Should the wages of employees paid while in training be counted towards the employer's training budget?

  1. How is the term "supplanting" defined for this program?

    The diversion of normal training funding for other uses simply because training funds are awarded under the IWTP.

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  2. What must an employer do to show that funds will be used to "supplement" and not "supplant" their current training?

    The employer must indicate in their application the actual amount of funding spent on training for the current year (within the last 12 months) and the amount projected to be spent for the next 12 months. In addition, the employer must submit documentation to show and compare how these amounts were determined and that they fully intend to maintain their current level of funding, for training purposes.

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  3. Is it considered supplanting for an employer to request training they previously offered?

    Not if the employer can document when they submit their application that they fully intend to maintain their current level of funding for training purposes and that the IWTP dollars will be used to expand the scope of training previously offered.

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  4. What costs should be included in determining an employer's current and projected training budget?

    All costs that are directly related to training, such as tuition, instructor costs, texts and manuals, equipment used specifically for training, travel expenses for the trainees, etc.

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  5. Should the wages of employees paid while in training be counted towards the employer's training budget?

    No.

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