In the coming weeks, Lincoln Project is expected to announce that it will pay an additional $10 million to Lincoln Project staff in 2017, according to people familiar with the matter.
The $10.5 million is part of a larger $3.3 million incentive package the company received from the federal government in March.
That amount will be distributed to all employees working on the Lincoln Project’s projects, including Lincoln Project engineers and support staff, the people said.
The total amount of incentives announced by the company in March was less than $1 million.
The announcement of the incentives comes just a week after the Lincoln Foundation, which owns Lincoln Project, told the National Federation of Independent Businesses that it had received a $1.8 million federal grant to support hiring and development of Lincoln Project-branded products and services.
The Lincoln Foundation declined to name the projects that received the grant, but said the grants are intended to create jobs for local communities.
In recent years, the Lincoln Department of Veterans Affairs has been looking for more than $100 million to hire a new workforce to oversee the transition of its health care system to the new federal health care law.
The government is working to get as many as 300,000 new people into the VA health care workforce by 2019, and the agency has already committed $1 billion for a new training program.
The Lincoln Foundation’s incentive package, however, will not be used to pay salaries for any employees working for the Lincoln Program, the company said in a statement.
The incentives are part of the company’s effort to recruit and retain top-quality and diverse employees, the statement said.