Last fall, Virginia’s Community Colleges received $27M to help Virginians who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds provide qualifying students free access to educational training for jobs that Virginia employers are eager to fill.
The deadline for Re-Employing Virginians (REV) Grants has now been extended through December 2021. These grants cover community college tuition for unemployed and underemployed Virginians who wish to train in one of the following fields: Early Childhood Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Public Safety, and Skilled Trades.
To be eligible for a REV Grant, you must:
- Be a Virginia resident
- Be Unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19 (earning less than $15 an hour if working part-time)
- You must have Received Virginia unemployment benefits on or after Aug. 1, 2020 (job loss could have happened prior to Aug. 1, 2020)
NOTE: REV Grants are one-time education grants to cover the tuition and fees of an eligible training program or a semester of classes and must be used within a single semester of study. DACA and dual enrollment students are not eligible for grant funding. See more details in our frequently asked questions.
Submit the form below and you will be contacted by a college navigator within a few business days. They will help you claim a grant or find other funding to get you enrolled at your local community college. Students interested in short-term training will receive up to $1,500 to their student accounts, and students interested in earning a degree or a certificate in an academic program will receive up to $3,000 to their student accounts.
If you don’t meet the REV Grant requirements, there is likely still funding available to you to access affordable educational training.
Connect with your local college navigator
A college navigator will use the information you provide to contact you to help confirm eligibility and/or determine other financial resources that can help you take your next step forward.