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RI Workforce Tax Credits & Employer Support Programs from The Governor’s Workforce Board

  • 12 Oct 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Via Zoom


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RI Workforce Tax Credits & Employer Support Programs

from The Governor’s Workforce Board


In this session, attendees will learn about:

  1. Work Immersion Program - an internship support program available to Rhode Island employers. It is designed to boost the employment prospects of new and returning workers (i.e., eligible students and unemployed or underemployed adults). It provides a 50% or 75% reimbursement for wages paid to eligible participants.
  2. Incumbent Worker Training Grants - The Incumbent Worker Training Grant Program is designed to help employers remain competitive and help workers maintain and advance in their careers. It provides a 50% or 75% reimbursement for eligible costs on eligible training activities.
  3. Workplace Accessibility Grants - The Workplace Accessibility Grant Program promotes employment and economic opportunity for individuals with disabilities through investment in accessible workplaces. It provides a 100% reimbursement for eligible costs up to $5,000 per calendar year.
  4. ERC – Employee Retention Credits Program - The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a financial benefit from the federal government employers receive in the form of a refundable, advanceable tax credit.
  • The ERC is a tax credit against payroll taxes owed.
  • Claim maximum ERC, receive funds in the minimum amount of time, create IRS-compliant records, and provide audit support if necessary.
  • Allows businesses who obtained the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to ALSO take advantage of the Employee Retention Credit, without double dipping.


  • TIME: 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Location: Virtual Via Zoom

This program has been submitted for HRCI and SHRM credits.


Olivia Byron, Director of Employer Workforce Programs

Governor's Workforce Board, RI Department of Labor & Training

Olivia Byron has been with the Department of Labor and Training since 2013. Within her time at DLT she has primarily worked with the Business community within the State of Rhode Island. Currently, Olivia is the Director of Employer Workforce Programs at the RI Governor's Workforce Board where she manages the small grant programs. Olivia has her degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Sociology and before joining the DLT team she worked in the Human Services industry. Her well-rounded experience has made her a value team player to the Department of Labor and Training.

Colbie Della Grotta, AE Human Capital Management/ Payroll Technology


Colbie Della Grotta has over a decade of experience in the payroll and human capital management field. As a graduate from Providence College in both legal fields and business administration and management, Colbie has fully immersed herself in the Rhode Island business community her entire career. She has partnered with corporations, financial advisors, brokers, CPA's and more to streamline their internal processes as well as aid others in their network. Colbie is a community first professional that has a unique way of connecting with everyone she meets.

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This event is presented by RI SHRM, RI SHRM Workforce Development, as well as in partnership with our 2023 Gold Sponsors.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. 

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