Workforce Funding Programs

If you are enrolled or interested in enrolling in one of our workforce education and training programs, you may be eligible for funding, resources and support to help you meet your career goals.

Basic Food Education & Training Program (BFET)

Available to students receiving federally issued Basic Food Benefits (sometimes referred to as “food stamps”) but are not receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). BFET students can receive funding to pursue certificates and 2 year degrees in transfer and professional/technical programs, ELA,  and basic education pathways.

Opportunity Grant

Available to low-income adults at or below 200% of the federal poverty level who are pursuing an approved program. Students may receive funds to cover tuition and mandatory fees up to 45 credits and up to $1,000 for books and supplies per academic year toward the costs of books and supplies.

WorkFirst Program

Available to students on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Students may receive funds for tuition, books and fees for Professional Technical programs. To receive funding, the student must have a referral to GHC from their DSHS WorkFirst case manager.

Worker Retraining Program

Available to students who have been laid off, receive or have exhausted unemployment benefits, are “displaced homemakers,” veterans, or formerly self-employed. Students may receive funds for tuition, books and supplies.

Early Achievers Grant

The Early Achievers Grant is a student financial aid program to help employed child care providers and early learning educators complete certificates and associate degrees in early childhood education.

Student Emergency Assistance Grant

Grays Harbor College offers emergency assistance to students who experience a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses, causing financial hardship. The purpose of emergency financial assistance is to provide a low barrier option for students who are experiencing unexpected emergency expenses. The goal is to cover expenses that affect a student’s ability to stay in college and complete their education. Students may seek support with temporary, short-term financial assistance. Emergency financial assistance is not intended to provide ongoing relief of recurring expenses or as a consistent supplement for educational purposes.