Workforce Funding

Workforce education programs provide financial assistance, tuition, books, supplies, and fees to assist students who meet the program requirements. We also offer academic planning, job training and job placement services to low-income individuals and families and unemployed and dislocated workers. Our Workforce Education programs include:

  • Worker Retraining: Available to students who receive or have exhausted unemployment benefits, are "displaced homemakers," veterans, or formerly self employed.
  • WorkFirst: Available to students receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • Basic Food Employment & Training Program (BFET): Available to students receiving federally issued Basic Food Benefits.
  • Opportunity Grant: Available to low–income adults pursuing an approved program. Students may receive funds to cover tuition and mandatory fees up to 45 credits and up to $1,000 for books and supplies per academic year.

How to Apply

Attend the Start Next Quarter workshop at SVI where you will learn more about eligibility, benefits and you will complete a Workforce Funding Application.