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Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Grants

Learn about the requirements necessary to access training grants for truck driving school.

Quick Guide

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Workforce Innovation Grants

Los Angeles county residents that are currently not working may qualify for a grant to help cover 100% of their truck driving school tuition. Funds are first come, first served and have a processing time of 3-4 weeks. 

Grant Availability

Workforce Innovation Grants become available at the beginning of California's fiscal year (July 1st). These are first come, first served, which means applying early is important when seeking a grant. 

Grant Availabilty

Grant Qualifications

Grant Qualifiction

Applicants must meet all of the required qualifications to be approved for a WorkForce Innovation Grant:

• Must be a Los Angeles or Orange County Resident

• Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

• If male, must have enrolled in selective services

• Must be not working (unemployment benefits are not a requirements to apply)

• Must meet admission and program eligibility requirements 

• Must submit all required documentation for grant and program eligibility 

• Must be able to transition into available entry-level jobs upon completion of the program

Commonly Asked Questions

Grant FAQs

Is there a fee to apply?

There are no fees to apply. You will be required to submit your driving record and other personal identification documents that may cost you a small fee to obtain (e.g. driving record cost at the DMV is $5.00)

If I meet all of the requirements, am I guaranteed the grant?

No. Meeting all of the requirements for the grant is necessary but grant money disbursement will be dependent on the available monies at the time of your application approval. 

How long does it take to find out if I am approved

Processing times vary, but often, most applicants have an answer within 3-4 weeks.

What does the grant cover?

Workfroce Innovation Grants cover 100% of your truck driving school tuition costs and most, if not all, of your initial licensing fees. Coverage may vary by office location, but is disclosed to a student prior to enrollment. Grants do not require repayment.

Can I lose my grant?

Yes. Once you begin training you will be required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). If you fail to maintain SAP you will be dropped from the program and your grant will be closed. 

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