Your class tuition could be on us*!

*Qualifying programs listed further below for those unemployed and underemployed due to COVID.

Governor Ralph Northam announced that Virginia is allocating $30 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars to help Virginians whose employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis pursue workforce training in a high-demand field.

The new Re-Employing Virginians (REV) initiative will one-time grants to eligible individuals to enroll in a workforce or community college program in five essential industries, including health care, information technology, skilled trades, public safety, and early childhood education.

These programs below represent a partnership between Reynolds Community College and the Community College Workforce Alliance. We are focused on one thing … preparing individuals well for good-paying jobs.


  • You are a Virginia citizen.
  • You filed a claim for unemployment benefits on or after August 1, 2020.
  • You lost your full-time job due to COVID-19 and currently earn less than $15 per hour -OR- you lost a full-time job because COVID-19 caused your employer to close or reduce staffing, and you are now working in a part-time job that pays less than $15 per hour.
  • You are interested in pursuing training or classes in a high-demand area: Early Childhood Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, Public Safety, or Skilled Trades.