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Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant

The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is a program designed to provide adults with the education and skills needed to enter the workforce in fields that are in high demand.

Who is Eligible?

Beginning in fall 2022, this program will serve both students and apprentices by providing grants to assist with tuition and general fees or direct costs of an apprenticeship such as tools, books, and uniforms.

Students must be enrolled in a designated program of study at a participating Missouri school.  Apprentices must be participating in an apprenticeship in Missouri that is approved by the U.S. Department of Labor and that prepares them for employment in a high-demand field as designed by the department.

The designated programs and apprenticeships will be available in the application.  A current list is not yet available on this website.


To be eligible, you must:


The application is available electronically through the State Financial Aid Portal for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

You must create an account in MDHEWD’s Student Portal to access the application.  Information about the Student Portal is available here.

To Apply:

You must upload a copy of your Missouri 1040 tax form to complete your application. Summer and fall coursework will be covered but awards will be made retroactively.


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