Rapid Recovery Expansion

Federal funding through the CARES Act has enabled the temporary expansion of Next Level Jobs as part of the Rapid Recovery for a Better Future initiative. This expansion adds temporary training programs and extends eligibility to Hoosiers who have an existing two- or four-year degree.

The Rapid Recovery expansion expires December 30, 2020—time is running out! All training programs expiring soon are specified as a “Rapid Recovery Program Enhancement.” For more information contact a Next Level Jobs team member at questions@nextleveljobs.org.

Train for Your Next Level Job

The Workforce Ready Grant pays for all tuition and regularly assessed fees for qualifying high-value certificates at any eligible training provider. To qualify, recipients must:

  • Be an Indiana resident and a U.S. citizen (or eligible non-citizen)
  • Have a high school diploma (or equivalent) but less than a college degree
  • Enroll in in any qualifying training program at an eligible training provider
  • Meet any additional requirements for certain training providers and programs

How to Apply

  • Complete the short online survey or call 866-591-5018 to connect with an eligible training provider.
  • Ask your training provider if you need to file the FAFSA.

Not ready to apply? Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.


Search for Your Next Level Job

If you already have the training you need for your Next Level Job and are searching for your first job, changing jobs, re-entering the workforce, or planning a career change, the Indiana Career Ready INDemand Jobs tool can serve as the cornerstone of your efforts.

Visit to find and apply for high-demand, high-wage jobs in Indiana.