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HEAPS WorkForce Training Grants

Higher Education Adult Part-time Students Grants
for Workforce Training

Grant Eligibility &
How to Apply

What Is It Application Form &
More Information

For West Virginians who wish to continue their occupational skills training at the post secondary level, the WV Higher Education Adult Part-time Student (HEAPS) WorkForce Grant Program encourages and enables them to achieve their educational goals.

The Workforce aspect of the HEAPS program serves to assist recipients in upgrading their occupational skills and--by offering an incentive for additional education and training--seeks to improve the workforce of West Virginia.

To be eligible to apply for a Workforce Development HEAPS grant, an individual must complete and submit the HEAPS Workforce Development Grant for Adult Learners (for more information check with Eastern's Workforce Education Department at 304-434-8000), and also fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Is a West Virginia resident for at least 12 months prior to application
  • Is a United States citizen or a permanent resident of the U. S.
  • Currently holds either a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in post-secondary certificate, industry recognized credential and other skill development programs of study that is approved for the Workforce Development Grant
  • Demonstrates financial need as determined by the FAFSA application needs analysis
  • Is not in default on a higher education loan
  • Is not incarcerated in a correctional facility

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HEAPS Application Form

All applicants who wish to apply for the Workforce Development grant are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

PLEASE NOTE: To file the FAFSA application you will need

  • a copy of your income taxes
  • Eastern's School Code: 041190

Higher Education Adult Part-Time Student Workforce Development (HEAPS WD) funding is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis for students demonstrating financial need and enrolled in an approved program. Students may be awarded for multiple programs up to a maximum total of $2,000 each academic year. Eligible programs are non-credit skill upgrade programs to develop skills for new economy jobs or high performance workplaces. The West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College, with input from the West Virginia Development Office, annually sets programmatic funding priorities.

For more information, contact:

Melissa Shockey, Program Manager
Eastern WV Community and Technical College
316 Eastern Drive
Moorefield, WV 26836

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