Every community college in North Carolina may participate in the Finish Line Grants program but is not required to do so. Community colleges and workforce development boards will collaborate to apply for funding and will establish a joint process for reviewing funding requests from students. Funds will not be distributed directly to students. For example, if a student applies for a Finish Line Grant to pay for a car repair, the approved payment will go to the auto repair shop.
Students can contact their community colleges’ financial aid offices or NCWorks Career Centers, which are part of workforce development boards. Each local partnership between a community college and workforce development board will determine the specific process for applying for a Finish Line Grant.