FastForward, formerly known as the Workforce Credentials Grant, may reduce the cost of workforce training programs by two-thirds. Virginia Peninsula offers a number of in-demand industry credential programs that give you the opportunity to pay for one-third of training. Upon successful completion of the program and attainment of the certification the grant will offset the other two-thirds of the cost. Alternative funding streams are available. New FastForward funding will be available July 1, 2018.
Funding through FastForward is limited and available until exhausted.
FANTIC - Financial Assistance for Noncredit Training leading to Industry Credentials
Requests for FANTIC for approved programs will be reviewed on a "first-come, first-served" basis to eligible students. Students awarded FANTIC will pay 10% of the first one-third of the tuition cost of approved FastForward programs.
Peninsula Worklink One-Stop - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Peninsula Council for Workforce Development's Peninsula Worklink offers a comprehensive range of services to address workforce needs, eligibility may apply for certain services. These services are funded through the U.S. Department of Labor, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Contact: (757) 766-4900 / theworkforcecouncil.org / 600 Butler Farm Road Hampton, VA 23666
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Virginia DARS
In collaboration with community partners, DARS provides and advocates for resources and services to improve the employment, quality of life, security, and independence of older Virginians, individuals with disabilities and their families student's monthly benefit.
Contact: (757) 865-4863 / https://www.dars.virginia.gov/ / 303 Butler Farm Rd, Suite 105, Hampton North Office II
MyCAA is a career development and employment assistance program that helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications and some Associate's Degrees necessary for in-demand fields and occupations. Qualified spouses will receive a maximum education benefit of $4,000 with an annual fiscal year cap of $2,000. Assistance is available for eligible spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2, and O-1 to O-2.
Contact: (757) 825-4077 / 600 Butler Farm Road, Suite A, Room 1110, Hampton /MyCAA website: https://mycaa.militaryonesource.mil/mycaa/