The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has enhanced its Transitional Work Grant (TWG) program for employers that actively participate in the recovery and return to work of their employees.
Beginning June 1, employers are eligible for a TWG every five years (instead of only one time). The 3:1 grant match reimbursement requirement has been removed. Grant reimbursement is now 100% of the submitted invoice up to the employer’s maximum awarded grant, which is based on number of employees.
Unused grant monies are referred to as Implementation Funds and are available to use until the grant expires. Implementation funds can be used to purchase services needed to facilitate the transitional work program, including health and safety services related to COVID-19.