Recently, the New York City Department of Small Business Services and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment announced that there is $500,000 available through a new training grant program for small businesses in media and entertainment. The “Made in NY” Media Employee Training grants cover up to 70 percent of training costs, including external training providers, trainee and internal instructor wages, training facilities, and books and materials. Grants primarily support businesses engaging in training for the following reasons: investment in new equipment or software; investment in new products or markets; teaching employees to perform new or different jobs; updating obsolete skills or teaching advanced occupational skills. Applicants are judged based upon their ability to impact economic activity in New York City. Apply here.