STATE GRANTS

Employment and Training for Self-Sufficiency Grant (ETSS)~

Sheridan and Gillette College’s Employment & Training for Self-Sufficiency (ETSS) Program is a grant from the State of Wyoming that assists low-income technical career students who are parents. ETSS provides participants with financial support, advising, job seeking skills, life skills workshops and the education and training they need to become economically self-sufficient in their chosen career. Emphasis is placed on those career choices that pay above poverty level wages and lead to financial independence. For more information about requirements and the application process click here.

Workforce Investment Act Program (WIA)

The Department of Workforce Services uses Workforce Investment Act funding to help adults, dislocated workers and youth find employment that leads to self-sufficiency through various services available at its local supportive centers.

For more information about the WIA program please contact your local office. A list of offices can be found at http://www.wyomingworkforce.org/contact/Pages/default.aspx.

Wyoming Access Challenge Grant Program

The Wyoming College Access Grant is funded by the Wyoming College Access Challenge Grant, a US Department of Education grant, and will award over 600 students across the state a $1,000 grant (free money) that is applied to whichever college they will be attending that coming school year. To apply students must complete a FAFSA application by March 1st an be eligible for the federal Pell Grant. Approval notifications are sent by the grant officials to students. For my information visit http://www.wyo4ed.org/paying-for-college/wyoming-college-access-grant.