Governor Ralph Northam has announced that Virginia is allocating $30 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars to help Virginians whose employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis pursue workforce training in a high-demand field. The new Re-Employing Virginians (REV) initiative will provide scholarships to eligible individuals to enroll in a workforce or community college program in five essential industries, including health care, information technology, skilled trades, public safety, and early childhood education.
Through the REV campaign, the governor’s office is giving Virginia’s Community Colleges $27 million to help current and future students cover the costs of tuition and fees in fields that will lead to careers in their community.
The initiative will provide one-time REV scholarships of $3,000 to register in a qualifying full-time workforce program and $1,500 to register part-time or in a short-term, noncredit training program.
Interested individuals should contact their local community college as soon as possible to apply before the December 14, 2020 enrollment deadline. Information about eligibility criteria and applying for a REV scholarship is available here.
Please contact your local community college for more information.
Germanna Community College
Eastern Shore Community College
Contact information coming soon
Rappahannock Community Collegew