Construction Industry Craft Training (CICT) Program

Creation and Mission Statement

Act 2015-308, effective October 1, 2016, created the CICT Program to be administered by the Alabama Craft Training Board for the purpose of funding craft training programs. Our mission is to require those entities funded by the Alabama Craft Training Board who train Alabama’s construction workforce to meet standards set by this Board that fulfill the demands of the marketplace in the shortest time frame possible and equitably fund those programs from the Alabama Craft Training receipts.

Awarded Grants

Apply for CICT Funding

Grant applications and guidelines may be accessed at Applications are due by the 15th of each month.

Eligible training types (see application guidelines for further details):
  • Craft Training that is directly tied to a specific skill or trade
  • Apprenticeship Training that is focused on skills directly tied to a specific construction trade
  • Task Training that is short-term and directly tied to a specific construction-related task

Eligible training providers (see application guidelines for further details):
  • Alabama business "for profit"
  • Alabama business "not-for-profit"
  • 2-year accredited postsecondary institution recognized by the Alabama Community College System
  • 4-year accredited higher education institution recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Trade unions
  • K-12 education entity recognized by the Alabama State Department of Education

Local Governments

The CICT Program is funded by fees received monthly from municipalities and counties which issue non-residential construction building permits. The fee is equal to $1.00 per $1,000.00 of permitted non-residential construction value. Local governments' Total Value of Permitted Non-Residential Construction is based on construction cost estimates provided by permit applicants. CICT reports and fees must be remitted to DCM from counties and municipalities by the 20th day of the month following issuance of such permits. If total non-residential construction cost permitted for an entire month is less than $1,000.00, the CICT fee is $0.00; a monthly report of $0.00 must still be submitted to DCM by the 20th of the following month.

    CICT Fee Remittance

    • Counties and municipalities may remit monthly reports and fees online. Electronic payments have a 3% + $2.00 transaction fee of a credit card amount or a flat $4.00 transaction fee for an e-check. $0.00 monthly reports submitted online do not incur a processing fee.
    • Counties and municipalities may also remit monthly reports and fees by mailing a check, if any, and monthly report form to the DCM office. Instructions are on the downloadable monthly report form which automatically calculates the fee.
    • Administrative Code 355-10-1 clarifies fee applicability, excluded entities, fee collection and fee calculation and payment. Also, see fee applicability Frequently Asked Questions.

    Certification of Non-Applicability

Alabama Craft Training Board


    • Thomas McNeal, Chairman
    • Nathan Reed, Vice-Chairman
    • Brad Avery
    • Mark Bratton
    • Gary Savage
    • Kenneth Todd
    • William Tynes

    CICT Program Staff