The Governor's Education Grant for Unemployed Adults is funded by the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) and administered by the Delaware Higher Education Office (DHEO). The grant is designed to assist unemployed adult students seeking to acquire new or enhanced skills that will permit them to re-enter the labor market. To qualify, you must be:
- 18 or older.
- a high school graduate or GED recipient.
- a resident of Delaware and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- registered with the Department of Labor – Division of Employment and Training (DET).
- recommended by a DET Career Counselor.
- ineligible for Department of Labor’s Dislocated Worker Training Program
The maximum grant for one academic year (July 1 through June 30) is $2,000. Schools accepting the Governor's Education Grant for Unemployed Adults are currently limited to not-for-profit Delaware-based institutions of higher education and adult education training programs at vocational-technical high schools who have agreed contractually to adhere to the following payment schedule:
|Governor's Education Grant for Unemployed Adults:||80% tuition & fees, up to $2000/year|
|Participating school:||10% tuition & fees|
|Student:||10% tuition & fees|
Adult Education Centers:
- New Castle County Vo-Tech School District Adult Education Division
- Polytech Adult Education
- Sussex Tech Adult Division
- Delaware College of Art and Design
- Delaware State University
- Delaware Technical Community College (all campuses)
- Goldey-Beacom College
- University of Delaware, Professional and Continuing Studies (noncredit certificates only)
- Wilmington University
- You must attend a participating school.
- Eligible enrollment is defined as (a) enrollment in non-credit adult education classes or (b) part-time enrollment in college classes with a courseload of 11 credits or less.
- If you take courses using grant funds, you must agree to allow the school to release grade and progress information to the Delaware Higher Education Office. Academic progress is monitored and may impact future eligibility.
- Full-time college students are not eligible.
- Grants for summer sessions are dependent upon funding.
- Students who receive any other scholarships or grants for their educational expenses are not eligible.
- Graduate-level coursework does not qualify.
To apply, click here to download a copy of the 2012-13 application.
Applications may be submitted through the close of the term or conclusion of the training program for which they are intended. Grants are nonrenewable. You must submit a new application each term.
You will be notified in writing if you qualify for a grant. If you provide an email address, you can expect to receive your notification via email, unless you request a copy via postal mail. Your school will receive a copy of your notification letter and will apply credit for the grant to your charges. The school will determine the exact amount of your financial responsibility for your courses. Grant funds will be paid directly to the school in all cases.