Starting Points works with a variety of state, county, and city agencies that provide educational funds to eligible students because of unemployment, social service benefits, and/or low income.
If eligible, students may receive Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) funds or Early Employment Initiative Program funds to help pay for tuition, fees, books and supplies. The maximum award is $4000. Students should contact their case manager to determine eligibility for WIA funds.
The Jersey City Employment and Training Program (JCETP) provides funds in a variety of programs including Welfare-to-Work and funds for unemployed applicants.
Students should contact the appropriate agency to inquire about program eligibility requirements.