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Workforce Central Financial Aid

Workforce Central Career Centers can provide financial assistance for re-training to eligible applicants. Following is eligibility guidelines and documentation required for adults (18 years +). You must currently reside or have been laid off within our service delivery area.  Click here for a list of eligible cities and towns.

All Customers:

Proof of age: (one of the following) Birth certificate, driver’s license, DD214 (veterans only), baptismal record, federal-state-local government identification card, Selective Service card, hospital record or passport
Work authorization
: (one of the following) Birth certificate (for US citizens), U.S. passport, voter registration card, alien registration card indicating right to work, foreign passport stamped eligible to work or naturalization certification.

Must be eligible under one of the following 4 criteria:

  1. Dislocated Worker– an individual who has been terminated or laid off, or who has received a notice of termination or layoff from employment and is eligible for or has exhausted entitlement to unemployment compensation. * Documentation of unemployment insurance (UI) records required.  (Funds currently not available)
  2. Targeted Company Lay offsWorkforce Central frequently applies for, and receives federal grants to serve workers laid off from specific companies. Eligibility is based on date of separation from the company. (To see a list of targeted companies click here)
  3. Displaced Homemaker – an individual who has been providing unpaid services to family members in the home and who has been dependent on the income of another family member, but is no longer supported by that income. Documentation required to determine "Displaced Homemaker" status would be tax returns, Social Security documents, death certificate or divorce decree. (Funds currently not available)
  4. Economically Disadvantaged – status based on family size and income which includes gross wages and salaries (before deductions), pay received while serving in the Armed Forces, pensions, Worker’s Compensation, interest and dividends, net rental income and fixed term or lifetime winnings. It does not include unemployment compensation payments, child support, savings, food stamps and some forms of public assistance such as SSI, TAFDC or EAEDC. The income guidelines for program year 2008-2009 based on the previous six months are: (family size 1 through six add $8,423..for each family member after 6.)   (Funds currently not available)

    1. $15,174
    2. $24,867
    3. $34,145
    4. $42,142
    5. $49,735
    6. $58,158

Please note: Males 18 or older who were born on or after December 31, 1959 must be in compliance with the Military Selective Service Act (draft registration). Acceptable forms of documentation include: DD214 (veteran’s status), Selective Service card, Selective Service registration form, stamped post office receipt of registration.

Workforce Central currently has targeted grants to provide employment and training services to the following National Emergency Grant and Trade Adjustment Act certified companies. Please contact WCCC for more information.

Trade Adjustment Act Companies
Bel Power Inc.
Rohn and Haas Electronic Materials LLC.
Hyde Tool Inc
Aearo Technologies
Kadant Web Systems Inc.
L Hardy Company
Cranston Print
SMTC Manufacturing
Evergreen Solar

Metro-Central National Emergency Grant
(Layed-off between 7/30/08 – 10/31/10
BOSE Company
ACT Electronics
Altus Pharmaceuticals
Snap-on Inc.
Taylor Corporation

MSW Financial Grant
Layed-off between 10/31/08 – 10/31/10
Bank of America Corp.
Capital One
Fidelity Investments (including Veritude at FI)
Putman Investments
State Street Corp (Including subidiaries)
Wellington Management

National Envelope Set Aside Grant

AJWright National Emergency Grant


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