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Finish Line Grant - What Is the Source of Funding for Finish Line Grants? Is This a Recurring Program? (15 Views)

Up to $7 million of federal funds from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act will be available for Finish Line Grants in the 2018-19 school year. Governor Cooper’s most recent budget proposed recurring funding to make the Finish Line Grants program ongoing, including funding for students in four-year college and university programs. Future funding is contingent upon availability.

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Finish Line Grant - How Will Grants Be Awarded and Distributed? (12 Views)

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.

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Finish Line Grant - How Do Students Apply for a Finish Line Grant? (7 Views)

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.

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Finish Line Grant - Why Does This Program Only Apply to Community College Students? (6 Views)

Governor Cooper’s budget proposed $20 million to make Finish Line Grants available for University of North Carolina and private college and university students, in addition to community college students. Since the General Assembly failed to fund the Finish Line Grants program, Governor Cooper has leveraged up to $7 million of federal funds from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act that will specifically target community college students.

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