Government Assistance Programs
Several options are available for individuals who want to pursue a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) but need financial assistance. Here are common ways to get financial support for obtaining a CDL:
Government Assistance Programs:
- Check with local workforce development agencies, employment offices, or state-specific programs that may provide financial assistance for job training, including CDL training. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is an example of a federally funded program that may assist eligible individuals.
State and Local Programs:
- State and local governments may have programs that provide financial assistance for job training, including CDL training. Contact your state’s Department of Labor, Department of Transportation, or other relevant agencies to inquire about available grants and scholarships.
Workforce Development Grants:
- Workforce development agencies at the federal, state, and local levels may offer grants to individuals seeking training in high-demand industries, including the transportation sector. These grants are often designed to help individuals acquire the skills needed for specific jobs, such as obtaining a CDL.