FREE GRANT money up to $10,000 for school with No Worker Left Behind - page 2

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governor granholm began the no worker left behind (nwlb) initiative in august 2007. this is a great program in michigan that gives free money - yes free money - to qualified applicants to use in any accredited program in michigan... Read More


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    Good luck guys!
    I was trying to get this funding but they told me that since I was already accepted to my program that I had to go tell them I wasn't interested for that year and start again after I had funding. I tried to explain to them that no, I was not going to withdraw from the program becuase it was really hard to get in to. why does it matter if I was accepted...I thought that was good. I ended up having to quit NWLB proceedings because they gave the runaround so much. Just be patient and start early! I heard many people with the funding got it after several months.
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    I just lost my long reply to this thread, but was going to say in short that it doesnt cover pre-req's.

    Pay for your classes , then get accepted into the program, and they will give you $5000, if you qualify.

    This works out great for people who can afford to get a start on their education to begin with, but for someone starting from ground zero you are out of luck.

    I funded the first 4 classes out of pocket and just took out my first student loan for the next semester.

    I was led on for 3 months and wasted time and money at NWLB, so i DONT have anything nice to say about it, and infact, would rather pay back a loan than deal with them again.
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    Quote from ambassador_usa
    governor granholm began the no worker left behind (nwlb) initiative in august 2007. this is a great program in michigan that gives free money - yes free money - to qualified applicants to use in any accredited program in michigan (especially nursing) that will provide them with work skills. it is the no worker left behind program. it is excellent!

    go to the following website http://www.michigan.gov/nwlb and check out all of the links and pages and tabs for complete information.

    visit your local michigan works! agency to determine your eligibility.
    to locate the closest michigan works! office, visit http://www.michiganworks.org/ or call 1-800-285-works(9675).
    a list of the mich works agencies is at - http://www.michiganworks.org/page.cfm/14/

    go to this link: it answers almost every question under the frequently asked questions faq section at -
    http://www.michigan.gov/nwlb/0,1607,...049---,00.html

    here is some info quoted directly from the state of michigan website on the website page links noted below:
    http://www.michigan.gov/nwlb/0,1607,...2181--,00.html

    the no worker left behind program details
    for too long, michigan's unemployment system has encouraged workers who have lost their jobs due to outsourcing and globalization to wait for a better opportunity to come along. they can no longer afford to wait. now, michigan is taking the next step to help thousands of displaced workers who need new skills and training to transition to a new career. by redirecting the state and federal dollars already used for worker training programs, we can open wide the doors of education and training to every displaced worker in michigan who needs it.

    governor granholm's new no worker left behind (nwlb) plan will help more than 100,000 displaced workers by:
    • providing up to two years free tuition at any michigan community college or other approved training program;
    • allowing displaced workers to receive needed training in high demand skills while receiving unemployment benefits.
    to qualify for the nwlb program, displaced workers will need to take a skills assessment test administered by michigan works! agencies (mwas). qualifying workers must pursue an associate's degree or attend a technical training program in a high-demand occupation, emerging industry, or entrepreneurship program. high-demand occupations vary from region to region, however some common examples include health care, accounting and bookkeeping services, information technology, auto service technicians and mechanics.

    no worker left behind is a one-time offer for michigan's displaced workers. eligible participants have three years to participate in this program.
    the no worker left behind program was announced in governor granholm's 2007 state of the state address and is expected to be up and running in time for the 2007 fall semester. looking for training now? many training programs and services are available now to displaced workers at local michigan works! service centers. select the job resources in your community through michigan works! link on the home page of the no worker left behind website, www.michigan.gov/nwlb, to find the service center nearest you.


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    reply:

    for those who are interested in trying for this program here are some suggestions that may help you....

    1) not all of the mich works offices operate the same way! you may be discouraged and denied at one, go to another, and be treated well and approved! in other words, if you really need free money and $10,000 is important to you, try and try again. yes, you may likely have to go through orientation, tabe, career scope, all over again because it normally does not transfer between mich works offices - but $10,000 of free grant money is worth the effort. further, it may be beneficial not to mention that you were denied elsewhere and simply start over fresh with a good attitude.

    2) nwlb funds are given by individual mich works offices admission boards. so what one mich works office admissions committee may decide may not be what another admissions committee will decide. they decide where to give their money individually - not collectively.

    3) the nwlb money is an investment by the state of michigan in people's lives to reduce the unemployed population. you must choose a high demand career where you will be most likely to find good work that will support you and your family. you also must sell the program and the school to your case worker really well - because the case worker has to take your file and sell you and your plan for education and work to the admissions committee for their approval. get the case worker on your side and make it reasonable and rational and load her/him up with facts and evidence that the program and school you want to attend is will really help you!!!

    4) yes, nwlb does not pay for prerequisites in many mich works offices - but i have heard that some mich works offices have approved nwlb for people who are doing their prerequisites!!!


    more info will follow when available. :wink2:
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    I agree, not all offices operate the same way. I just picked up my NWLB card today It has enough money on it for this semesters tuition and books. I can only use it at the college/bookstore. I applied for mine mid Dec and as I said picked up my funds today. I had already registered for my classes and my program starts on Jan 12th. Sometimes if you give them to much info they'll use it against you. I was accepted into the program in October. They mentioned the same thing to me about having to postpone if the money didn't come in on time and I said NOOOOOOOO. I didn't wait on a waitlist for a year for nothing. Worst case scenario would be to use some other source for the first semester and then use the NWLB funds for the second semester. Good luck to everyone
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    TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN GRANTED MONEY UNDER NO WORKER LEFT BEHIND:

    Would you PLEASE enter the location of the Mich Works office that approved you ASAP?

    I, for one and I am sure others will too, need to know what offices have admissions committees that will approve the NWLB funds so I can go to that office and apply with THEM!

    If you are willing, please also give the name of your case worker so I can apply with the office and ask for that case worker, and any other helpful suggestions that helped get your approval, would be appreciated.

    I went to the Pontiac office and they were terrible and denied me flat out.
    I went to the Oxford office and they said I could re-apply in March after I completed my pre-reqs and AFTER I was ACCEPTED into the program but BEFORE I START the program to see if they will give me the grant.
    I live in Oakland County, and I don't know if I am eligible outside of my county, but I will try anywhere in Michigan that I can reasonably drive to.

    HELP!!!

    What Mich Works offices did you get your grant approved from??? :wink2:
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    I was told you have to complete your NWLB at which ever facility you attended your NWLB orientation...for me that was the Dearborn location in Wayne County...
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    RN2B73 which school do you attend and are you already in a Nursing program? Did NWLB pay for your pre-req's?
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    Perhaps this has already been asked/answered so forgive me if I'm repeating. When I went on the Michigan Works website and read the FAQ for NWLB, they said that they factor in your household income. Does this mean that they will look at my parent's income, even though I am an adult and I am not supported by my parents at all?
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    Quote from Sirena922
    RN2B73 which school do you attend and are you already in a Nursing program? Did NWLB pay for your pre-req's?
    HFCC is my college and I start on Monday the 12th!!!!! No they did not pay for my pre-reqs as I just got approved and all my pre-reqs were already completed, will they...I don't know. Sorry but good luck!
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    Quote from ToxicShock
    Perhaps this has already been asked/answered so forgive me if I'm repeating. When I went on the Michigan Works website and read the FAQ for NWLB, they said that they factor in your household income. Does this mean that they will look at my parent's income, even though I am an adult and I am not supported by my parents at all?
    I guess that would depend on if you are laid off or not. If you are laid off, then they DO NOT factor in income at all. You are simply eligible if you have been laid off, which is what happened in my case. We make well over 40,000 and it had no impact, it wasn't even asked. What the exact requirements are otherwise, I am not sure...I do know that the family household income cannot exceed 40,000 and if you live with others then I'm sure their income would have to be included but you should check...Good Luck!
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