National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP)


RMSER is proud to be the Colorado grantee for the NFJP, the most successful job training program operated by the U.S. Department of Labor.  Our NFJP training and support services are free to eligible participants.  

Classroom Training

RMSER assists eligible NFJP participants with tuition, books, and supplies while attending an accredited education program, such as community college, university, vocational program, or private training institution. We partner with a variety of local education programs to provide training for in-demand industries and careers.  

Work Experience

NFJP eligible participants who have little to no work experience outside of agriculture can be placed on a non-agricultural worksite for up to 400 paid hours at or above minimum wage. Participants can explore new industries and career paths while building workplace skills and maintaining an income.  

On-the-Job Training

RMSER works with local employers to train NFJP eligible individuals on their worksites to learn the skills necessary to work in their business. Participants earn a wage during on-the-job training and employers are reimbursed up to 50% of the participant’s hourly wage by RMSER.  

Support Services

NFJP eligible participants and their dependents have access to support services through RMSER. In addition to individual case management and support from our dedicated staff, participants are also eligible to receive transportation assistance, tools, uniforms, equipment, housing assistance, and other items necessary to be successful in their training. Migrant farmworkers seeking stability when they arrive to Colorado who are NFJP eligible but not currently in a training program can also receive support services.  

Please contact your local RMSER workforce field office representative for more information! 


NFJP Eligibility 

  1. An Individual who for 12 consecutive months out of the 24 months prior to NFJP application has been primarily employed in agricultural or fish farming labor that is characterized by chronic unemployment or underemployment* and faces multiple barriers to economic self-sufficiency. 
  2. Dependents of seasonal farmworkers.  
  3. Youth 14 to 24 years of age (both in and out of school)


*An individual earns at least 50% of his or her total income from farm work or is employed at least 50 percent of his or her total employment time in farm work.


Please contact your local RMSER workforce field office representative for more information!    

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