Grant-Funded Training

Financial Resources to Help You Pursue Your Education

Maricopa Corporate College plays a vital role in managing grants and workforce development initiatives that provide opportunities to engage in diverse learning experiences across the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges — all at no cost to you! Our dedication to student success guarantees you an enriching educational journey, with programs that are easily accessible, affordable, and seamlessly integrated into each colleges’ academic offerings.  

Grant-Funded Training Programs

Student who is participating in the Route to Relief program

Route to Relief

Route to Relief at Maricopa Community Colleges is offered in partnership with Maricopa County and the City of Phoenix and provides individuals with free tuition, monthly stipends, and employment assistance when enrolled in eligible programs across the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges. This project is designed to assist individuals whose employment or household income was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The expectation is for students to complete short-term training certificates to re-enter the workforce or obtain a better work opportunity.

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Students participating in various WIOA programs


In collaboration with Maricopa County and the City of Phoenix, we work to determine Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) eligibility for assistance with funding to help you start your preferred career path. WIOA is designed to strengthen and improve our nation's public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers. As part of this program, eligible individuals can enroll in certain training programs at no cost. 

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Photo of Route to Relief program graduate, Tami Smith, working as a machinist

"Route to Relief has provided me with clothing and food as well as needed tooling for my new job. If I had to pay for those things along the way with what I was doing before I would have had to stop school and take on more work to earn enough money for even a portion of these items. I feel very fortunate that this funding is available." 

- Tami Smith, Machinist