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Job & Family Services Trucking Partnership Program

Napier awarded grant money in first-of-its-kind partnership

Hamilton County has partnered with the state of Ohio and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service in a first-of-its-kind partnership to help food assistance recipients obtain long-term self-sufficiency through job training and employment in the trucking industry.

Thanks to this partnership, Napier Truck Driving School has been awarded grant money that provides eligible students with tuition funds to cover the costs of training in the five-week Class A CDL program. This grant will also cover the costs for books and other fees needed to prepare for, and pass, a Commercial Drivers’ License test. This grant allows students to receive proper and professional CDL training without having to pay any of the training or program fees.

Who qualifies for this grant?

Eligible students must be receiving food assistance, and earn 130 percent of the federal poverty level, or less. That means a family of four must earn less than $32,000 annually to be eligible. That family would receive a maximum monthly allotment of about $650, or about $21 a day to feed their family.

How can you get started?

Find out if you are eligible to receive this grant by speaking with our admissions team in the school office. To get started, click the button below.


The Trucking Partnership grant is available to students until July 2018
Source: Ohio Means Jobs, The Cincinnati Enquirer