Legislation Introduced Extending Pell Grants to Short-Term Workforce Programs

House bill would allow students to use grants for training in the trades.

A bipartisan group of representatives in the House recently introduced legislation that would allow students to use Pell Grants to participate in training programs in the trades. The bill proposes adding the Workforce Pell Grant category to the post-education funding program starting in 2025, allocating $30 million annually for short-term workforce training for the next four years. 

“Many adults cannot afford to attend or complete courses that will help them get good-paying jobs and compete in the modern economy,” said Representative Bobby Scott of Virginia, one of the sponsors of the bill. “By providing adults more opportunities to participate in quality training programs, Congress will ensure that more Americans have a pathway to the middle class, and businesses can hire the well-trained workers they need.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Congressman Scott and co-sponsors of the bill as they seek to increase the opportunities for Americans to receive training for improve employment opportunities.
  • For U.S. Education Department officials as they administer Pell Grants to prospective students.
  • For Education Secretary Cardona to receive wisdom from God as he heads his department.

Sources: The Hill, Stefanik.House.gov

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