Funding & Grants

​​​​​​​Most students qualify for funding—not always income based

  1. ​DMACC’s WORKFORCE TRAINING ACADEMY (WTA) – 515-697-7700
    https://www.dmacc.​edu/careertraining​  
    We provide academic, financial and job seeking support to qualified applicants. You must complete our 3 step intake & orientation process to determine eligibility for tuition assistance. Please call 515-697-7700 to schedule. Funding approval can take 3-4 weeks. Located at the DMACC Southridge location.

  2. YOUNG ADULT PROGRAM (YAP) - yap@dmacc.edu​
    https://www.dmacc.edu/careertraining/yap/Pages/eligibility.aspx​
    Be 18-24, income eligible, have diploma, GED or HiSET. Must complete intake and eligibility requirements.

  3. DMACC FMCSA Vet Grant  2021/2022
    Contact Lori Card for details LLCard@dmacc.edu or call 515-965-7160
    Current and former members of the military, their spouses and children are eligible for this grant.

  4. IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER (IWD)  
    515-281-9619 or 515-281-5387 or 800-JOBIOWA
    www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov 
    www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/programs
    200 Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA 50315
    Several programs are available to help with training. Also help with resume writing, interviewing, basic computer skills, access to computers, printers, fax, lists of job openings, ESL, food assistance, career fairs. 

  5. ​ PROMISE JOBS - 515-281-9747
    www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/promise-jobs
    Contracted by Department of Human Services to serve only FIP recipients. 

  6. WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT (WIOA) – 515-281-9700
    https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/des-moines​
    Helps with training and tuition assistance.  Please contact before your class starts for assessment.  Approval can take 1-2 months.  Considerations for assistance include income guidelines for those out of work or not working full-time.  Employment and training solutions for adults and dislocated workers.  This is possible assistance for those who have been laid-off or economically disadvantaged.  This does not help those who were fired unless it was proven that you were fired unjustly.

  7. PROTEUS – 515-271-5303 or 800-372-6031
    http://www.proteusinc.net/programs/
    Scholarship program for individuals who have done farmwork (baling hay, detasseling, work with crops/livestock, etc).
    Assistance might include tuition, books, tools, transportation, or money for time in class.

  8. JOB CORPS – 515-281-9634 or 800-773-JOBS   
    www.jobcorps.gov
    Assists persons 16-24. Help for dropouts, foster youth, homeless.  Must meet low income criteria. Ask about Heavy Truck Driving assistance.

  9. WOMEN & MINORITIES IN CONSTRUCTION (WIC) – 800-850-5440
    SMendoza@eicc.edu
    Assisting women and minority males in highway construction or Class A CDL.

  10. DISABILITY SERVICES - Client must have a disability.
    Vocational Rehab - East Central/Polk Co. – 515-281-4211 www.ivrs.iowa.gov
    DMACC Vocational Rehabilitation – 515-964-6366 

  11. E​X-OFFENDERS - ​Help for ex-offenders.
    Dept. Of Corrections https://doc.iowa.gov/​ 
    Polk County Fifth Judicial District – 515-242-6600  http://fifthdcs.com/DistrictMap.cfm

  12. PRIVATE LOANS:
    https://choice.fastproducts.org/FastChoice/home/712000/1
    Students can borrow from $1000 to $6900 from a private lender during the CDL class. DMACC has a list of lenders that have historically provided loans to students. DMACC does not recommend any particular lender. The link will assist you in finding and comparing private loan options. Please note this is a LOAN and not a GRANT. All money will need to be paid back to the respective lender.


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