HFA Offers $1000 Grants to Learn New Skills and Help Land Your Dream Job!

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Use $1000 to gain a skill or certification to help land your next jog. If you are you an adult (age 18 – 64) with a bleeding disorder, then you may be eligible to apply for an HFA Job Readiness Grant. From bookkeeping to blogging, Scrum Master to Salesforce Administrator, coder to Certified Property Manager, we’re here to support your goals. Not sure where to start? Here’s some information to help you.


Q: I’m a carrier. Can I apply? 
A: Yes! Adults with an eligible disorder can apply.

Q: What is a “technical skill or certification”?
A:  A technical skill is a practical ability and knowledge needed to perform a specific task. Bolster your skills with a course on project management, dog grooming, UX Design, and so much more.

Q: Taking a course sounds like a huge time commitment. What do you recommend? 
A: We know you’re busy. Fortunately, there are thousands of self-paced options for online learning that can give you the flexibility you need to gain a skill at your own pace. Some courses can be completed in a day or within a few weeks.

Q: Can I apply for help with my degree program?
A: We will consider applications from degree-seeking students if the application is for funding for one specific course or certification that provides the applicant with a technical skill. The required statement should explain barriers to employment the applicant faced and how the specific course/certification will position them for sustainable employment. Selected recipients must provide HFA with details so that we can make payment to the institution for the specific course/certification they are pursuing. We encourage degree-seeking students to view our scholarships. 

Apply Today:

  • Applicant must have a bleeding disorder
  • Applicant must between the ages of 18 to 64
  • Past recipients of Job Readiness grants cannot apply
  • Applicants cannot be HFA board members, staff, or immediate family members
  • Funds must be used for technical skills courses or certifications
  • Applications are processed as soon as they are received

Applications must include:

  • A completed online application
  • A brief statement of need (200 – 1,000 words)
  • Proof of a bleeding disorder
  • Your resume
  • Documentation of course or certification cost
  • Reference letter (optional)
  • Completion of Learning Central’s Career Planning course (optional)