Written by Erin Stalcup for World Education
World Education, LLC is committed to assisting anyone who wants to further their education, as well as those who might be pursuing a new career for the first time. We cater to people from all walks of life and want everyone to have the opportunity to succeed regardless of their financial situation, physical disabilities, or past work history.
One way World Education helps you achieve your goals is by guiding you through federally funded grant opportunities that can help fund your training. These grants can fund tuition, books, childcare expenses, loss of income during training, and many other expenses you may need help with while learning your new career.
One lesser known grant for nontraditional students is the WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) grant. This federal grant was created specifically to help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers.
So who is eligible for the WIOA grant? Basic services are available to all job seekers and include labor exchange services, labor market information, job listings, and information on partner programs. Individualized services include training and supportive services, such as child care and needs-related payments. However, priority for services will be given to those who are public assistance recipients, low-income individuals, and/or basic skills deficient. In addition, the program will provide individuals with disabilities access to high quality workforce services, and better prepare them for competitive, integrated employment.
To apply, you will need to fill out a pre-screening application on your state’s workforce website. (Some are called Workforce, others are known as WorkOne. It varies by state.) Once you complete the pre-screening application you can start looking through the eligible jobs and job training programs that are offered through the grant.
You can contact our registration team to find out if you qualify for a WIOA grant today