August 25, 2021 WHAT IT IS: The MD Expansion Grant Related Instruction Reimbursement Fund (RIRF) is available for “NEW” first year apprentices that have not begun related instruction classes. The grant will reimburse up to $3,000 per apprentice for the allowable cost of tuition, books, or fees (tools are not an allowable cost under the grant). The grant has been available since June 2019 when the MD Department of Labor (MD Labor) received a State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant award of $2,854,797.39 from the USDOL for a three-year grant period, July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022. WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: The KatzAbosch team is aware that this opportunity is being missed within the construction and government contracting communities and should be taken advantage of before it ends next summer. The RIRF would help minimize some of the costs associated with on-boarding apprentices. HOW DO I APPLY: The apprentice must have a completed Apprenticeship Agreement submitted and registered with the State of MD to be eligible. RIRF funding is available on a first come, first served basis. Email completed applications to Wayne L. Salter, Grants Manager at email@example.com. For an application, click here. HOW KATZABOSCH CAN HELP: Contracts, labor supply, new regulations, material costs: you’ve got a lot to manage, and we can help. Ten of our team members hold the prestigious distinction of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP), a certification held by less than 41 professionals in Maryland and only 1,140 professionals in the United States. You can rest assure with our Construction and Government Contracting Service groups background and reputation in the community we can proactively assist your organization’s goals and objectives. Visit our construction service page, government contract page or contact us to learn more how we can help your organization. About KatzAbosch: Founded in 1969, KatzAbosch is one of the largest CPA and business consulting services in the Mid-Atlantic region. As an accounting firm, our mission is to provide the highest quality accounting, tax, financial and management consulting services to our regional clients. We understand the needs and challenges of our clients and we have made it our obligation to create, grow and protect asset value. KatzAbosch is consistently named a Best Accounting Firm to Work For in Accounting Today and has been named a Top 200 Accounting Firms in the Nation by Inside Public Accounting. Our firm is also ranked among the Top 15 Largest Accounting Firms in the Baltimore Area by the Baltimore Business Journal and a Top Workplace four times by The Baltimore Sun.