In terms of the number of persons receiving job training, is there an ideal or preferred number? Are there any particular incentives for prospective trainees?

Q: In terms of the number of persons receiving job training, is there an ideal or preferred number? Are there any particular incentives for prospective trainees?

A:
There is not a set number of individuals a grantee must train. EPA prefers grantees train as many eligible individuals as possible. This can vary based on geographic location (especially urban vs. rural areas), labor market demand, and availability of jobs in the area. Typically, grantees have cohorts of about 20–25 individuals and train at least three cohorts over the course of their three-year cooperative agreement.