Adult Education Supportive Services | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Supportive Services

NWACC's Adult Education understands that there can be various barriers to accomplishing your goals. The program offers scholarships to eligible participants and has partnered with the state of Arkansas to provide funding for expenses such as transportation, childcare and work necessities. 

SNAP E&T and TANF are proven supportive services that can assist you with achieving your goals.  

SNAP Employment & Training (E&T)

SNAP E&T helps you gain skills, training or work experience to increase your ability to obtain regular employment that leads to economic self-sufficiency. NOTE: Participants must have SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) to enroll into SNAP E&T.

Supportive Services:

  • Scholarships: Tuition paid for non-credit courses (C.N.A., phlebotomy, welding, etc.)
  • Financial Assistance: Reimbursements for travel, child care, equipment/ supplies (related to training/employment), books, licensing fees and uniforms.
  • Expansion of Benefits: Qualifying event to extend the services past the certification period.
  • Career Readiness: The WAGE curriculum taken will prepare you for employment.

For more information:
Mikia Thrower, SNAP Coordinator

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

The Arkansas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program mission is to help families stay together by empowering family leaders with job skills, resources and assistance. 

The program offers various resources to those with children under the age of 18 and need assistance with overcoming barriers to employment through training, education and support.

Supportive Services:

  • Transportation expenses
  • Child care
  • Financial assistance
  • Scholarships

For more information:
Tammy Huffman, TANF Coordinator