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Last fall, Virginia’s Community Colleges received $27 million to help Virginians who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds provide qualifying students free access to educational training for jobs that Virginia employers are eager to fill.

The deadline for Re-Employing Virginians (REV) Grants has now been extended through December 2021. 

To be eligible for a REV Grant, you must:
  • Be a Virginia resident
  • Be Unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19 (earning less than $15 an hour if working part-time)
  • You must have Received Virginia unemployment benefits on or after Aug. 1, 2020 (job loss could have happened prior to Aug. 1, 2020)

NOTE: REV Grants are one-time education grants to cover the tuition and fees of an eligible training program or a semester of classes and must be used within a single semester of study. 

Next steps

Fill out the form.  Connect with a VHCC Workforce Development staff member for more information.