Workforce Development Training Scholarships

State Board of Community Colleges approved an allocation of $5,000,000 to continue the Workforce Resilience Grant Program. This scholarship program helps cover the cost of attendance for eligible, credential aligned programs in Workforce Continuing Education. Under the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER Fund), the U.S. Department of Education awards grants to Governors to provide local educational agencies (LEAs), institutions of higher education (IHEs), and other education-related entities with emergency assistance due to COVID-19. Under the “Certification and Agreement for Funding under the Education Stabilization Fund Program Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund” (CFDA Numbers: 84.425C), the Governor of NC established the Workforce Resilience Grant for eligible NC Community College students.At a minimum, eligible students applying for this scholarship must:• Be able to attest they are a resident of North Carolina, employed in North Carolina, or intend to be employed in North Carolina. The Residency Determination Service (RDS) process is not required.• Be enrolling in Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) pathways/96 hour or more courses leading to an NC Workforce Credential identified as either Essential or Career level. These pathways may consist of a single WCE course or a series of courses. Here is the link to this list: intent of these funds is to remove access barriers to high-quality, in-demand, sustaining- wage careers for North Carolinian's.• Each college will determine grant award amounts based on student needs, local industry needs, number of eligible students, and cost of the course/pathway, up to either $750 per course or the total cost of the course fee(s) if the fee(s) exceeds $750.• Funds may be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests,transportation, childcare, and any other components of the total cost of attendance for students.• Funds may only support instruction provided directly by NC Community Colleges and may not be used to support students pursuing courses provided by third-party instructional providers.For more information on scholarships please call 336-633-0268.

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