2022 application is now open.

Could you use $1000 to gain a skill or certification to help you get a job? Are you an adult (age 18 – 64) with a bleeding disorder? You may be eligible for an HFA Job Readiness Grant! From bookkeeping to blogging, Scrum Master to Salesforce Administrator, coder to Certified Property Manager, we鈥檙e here to support your goals.聽Not sure where to start? The Career Planning course on HFA’s own聽Learning Central will set you up for success!

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Q: I鈥檓 a carrier. Can I apply?

A: Yes! Adults with an eligible disorder can apply.

Q: What is a 鈥渢echnical skill or certification鈥?

A: A聽technical skill is a practical ability and knowledge needed to perform a specific task. You can see examples of technical skills鈥here鈥痑nd鈥here.聽 Bolster your skills with a course on project management, dog grooming, customer service, medical billing, Google UX design, communicating about culturally sensitive issues,SQL for non-programmers or Excel. Become a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Cisco Certified Network Associate, Salesforce Administrator, Property Manager鈥 the list goes on!

Q: Taking a course sounds like a commitment I don鈥檛 have time for. What do you recommend?聽

A: We know you鈥檙e 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聽like this course on Interpersonal Communication聽take less than 45 minutes.

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聽HFA鈥檚 Scholarships.

Apply Today:

  • The applicant must be a person with a bleeding disorder between the ages of 18 to 64.
  • Past recipients of a Job Readiness grant cannot apply.
  • Applicants cannot be HFA board members, HFA staff, or immediate family members of the board or staff.
  • Funds must be used for technical skills courses or certifications.
  • Applications are processed as soon as they are received and will be available until October 21 or until all grants have been distributed, so be sure to apply today!

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)

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Job Readiness grants are part of theHelping Forward聽program.

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