Culinary Institute Lenôtre®
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
mThe WIA program is administered through the Texas Workforce Commission. Grants are available through TWC to qualified unemployed, underemployed or displaced individuals. Culinary Institute Lenôtre will provide you with TWC forms. Contact a Training Coordinator for additional information concerning a Workforce Investment Act grant information www.twc.state.tx.us/partners/workforce-investment-act
Texas Rehabilitation Commission (TRC)
Grants are available to disabled and other qualified rehabilitating individuals. Visit the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative services website: www.dars.state.tx.us/services/dds.shtml
National Emergency Grant (NEG). The National Emergency Grant aids dislocated workers in airline and tourism-related industries in Texas as a result of 9/11. The grant is administered through Texas Workforce Centers. The funds will aid laid off workers from Continental and American Airlines as well as Boeing, Vought, LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet along with others. Contact TWC to see if you qualify. Visit the United State Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration website.
Academic Competitiveness Grant and National SMART Grant Programs. Find info about the Texas ACG here: www.ed.gov/programs/smart/results2007/texas.pdf
The Department of Education has set a goal to double the number of students receiving AC and National SMART Grants by 2010-11 States, colleges, and high schools. Should promote AC and National SMART Grants because completing a rigorous high school program is the best way to increase college readiness, reduce remediation, and increase college completion rates for low-income students. Increased postsecondary attainment will help the United States compete in the 21st century.
Trade Adjustment ACT (TAA)
The TAA Program provides aid to workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages have been reduced as a result of increased foreign imports. These benefits are administered by TAA counselors at Mid-Cities Work Force Center, Bedford 817-545-1809 or Richardson Workforce Center 972-234-5391 and most Texas Workforce Centers in surrounding communities in North Texas Council of Governments. Visit the United State Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration website. Veterans Administration Grants. Veterans may qualify for a number of educational or work related grant programs. Veterans should see the U.S. Department of veteran Affair (www.gibill.va.gov/
) for additional benefit information. See Veteran’s Assistance Services website. Veterans may also contact the veteran’s representative located at most Texas Workforce Centers. Federal Pell Grant Program (need based)
This program is a gift aid program and it does not have to be repaid.
FSEOG-Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (need based)
An FSEOG is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need-that is, students with the lowest EFC’s (Expected Family Contribution). Priority is given to students who receive Federal Pell Grants. An FSEOG doesn’t have to be paid back. Our policy is to award FSEOG on a first come, first served basis per start date.