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Employer Guidelines

Employer applications for the incentive will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis. This program has limited funding. Employer applications will be available on September 1, 2021.

The incentives are not offered on a retroactive basis. Employers can only offer the incentive to candidates who are offered and accept positions after September 1, 2021.

The Employer must complete one employer application per candidate and be approved prior to offering the individual the incentive.  The Envision Greater Fond du Lac Economic Development Team will review and approve/deny application requests within 24 business hours. Forms submitted after 12:00 pm Friday will be reviewed no later than 12:00 pm the following Monday. Exceptions, such as Holidays, may apply.

Denials will be issued only in cases of incomplete documentation or lack of available funds. However, Envision Greater Fond du Lac’s Economic Development Team reserves the right to cap any one business’ access to the incentive funds available in order to prevent only a limited number of businesses benefiting. The goal of this program is to benefit as many Fond du Lac County businesses as possible, both small and large in size.

Local Governmental entities (i.e. county and municipalities) are disqualified from participating in the program.[1]

If approved, the employer funds 100% of the incentive up-front* and will be eligible to submit for reimbursement following the worker’s 12-month period of continuous, concurrent residency, and employment in Fond du Lac County.  The employer is responsible for documenting and initiating the request for reimbursement at the end of the 12-month period.

Fond du Lac County Capital Resources will reimburse 50% of the incentive, given the Employer provides all required documentation and 12 months continued and concurrent residency and employment is met.

*Employers have freedom to determine if they will pay 100% of the incentive up‐front or pay it in installments to their new worker. Regardless, the Employer is only eligible to submit for reimbursement following the Worker’s 12‐month period of continuous, concurrent residency and
employment in Fond du Lac County.

[1] Revised January 2023