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One-time funding to Re-Employ Virginians by covering the costs of tuition and fees!
For a limited time, unemployed and underemployed Virginians are eligible for a training voucher to pay for the cost of enrolling in a workforce education program at one of Virginia’s Community Colleges. Please Note: DACA, undocumented, and dual enrolled students are not eligible for REV Training Vouchers.
To receive a voucher, the student must certify that ALL the criteria below are true and correct:
- You are a Virginia citizen;
- Filed a claim for unemployment benefits on or after August 1, 2020;
- Lost your full-time job due to COVID-19 and currently earn less than $15 per hour OR due to COVID-19, your employer closed or reduced staffing, and you are now working in a part-time job that pays less than $15 per hour;
- Enrolled in a degree or certificate in one of the following high-demand fields: Early Childhood Education, Health Care, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Public Safety, Skilled Trades. Review list of all eligible programs here.; AND
- Registered in courses for the eligible program before December 14, 2020. Eligibility cannot be determined if you are not enrolled.
Download, print, and complete the pdf version here. Submit the certification using one of the options below:
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)
In April 2020, Congress passed, and the President signed, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Each state received CARES Act funds to address costs related to the public health emergency created by the pandemic, as well as to provide economic support to individuals suffering from unemployment due to COVID-19 business closures.
Governor Ralph Northam has made available $27M of Virginia’s Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide one-time Re-Employing Virginians (REV) Training Vouchers to Virginians whose jobs have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
The REV Training Voucher
- Up to $1,500 toward the cost of tuition and fees for part-time enrollment (11 semester hours or less) in a credit workforce education program.
- Up to $3,000 toward the cost of tuition and fees for full-time enrollment (12 hours or more) in a credit workforce education program.
Please note that funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
No, acceptance of the Training Voucher is a benefit that does not impact an individual’s unemployment benefits. The voucher is not considered income.
You cannot receive VGAP, COMA, PTAP, or VCCS to cover the same charges for tuition and fees, so these funds may be reduced for the semester.
Yes. Funding for the REV Training Voucher will not be available after December 14, 2020. Therefore, you should complete the necessary steps right away in order to meet the enrollment and registration deadline.
No; these are one-time vouchers.
No; these are one-time vouchers.
Once your certification is completed, the Financial Aid Office will determine your eligibility then update you via your Message Center once processed. You can view your Message Center by logging into MyLFCC >> SIS >> Student Center >> Message Center.
You need to email the Financial Aid Office at [email protected] to ask for your REV Certification Application to be re-evaluated.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Financial Aid Office.