CRED Short-Term Funding Application: 2021
Heartland Workforce Solutions operates the Career Readiness to Eliminate Disparities (CRED), a City of Omaha grant, serving people experiencing employment hurdles while residing in Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. If you do not reside in one of the three counties, you cannot be considered for funding. This application is for short-term certification/training/licensure funding (up to $500, once per calendar year) for those not covered under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Once your application is received, please allow 5 business days for Heartland Workforce Solutions to contact you via email about your application status. Please ensure the email address you provide is valid and checked regularly. For questions, please email

Disclaimer: The demographic information collected as part of this application is for statistical analysis purposes only. It does not affect whether your application for CRED funding will be approved or not. The demographic data gathered from this application is reported out in aggregate to a workforce system dashboard. No personally identifiable information will be shared as part of this statistical report. As part of this application, and if you are approved for CRED funding, you agree to allow the team at Heartland Workforce Services to share your job qualifications with potential employers and/or to facilitate connections with other partner programs.
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First and Last Name *
Which certification/training/request are you seeking assistance with? *
What industry is this certification/training/request for? *
Current Address *
Zip Code *
Which county do you reside in? *
Please indicate which race/ethnicity you publicly self-identify as *
If you Prefer to Self-describe, please do so here:
Gender Identity *
Phone Number *
Is this a phone number we can text? *
Email address (please make sure this is valid) *
Birthdate *
Will this certification/training help with... *
Are you legally authorized to work in the United States? *
Are you... *
If you have experienced unemployment over the last 12 months, for how long were you unemployed? *
If currently employed, what is your current wage? *
Work Experience - what have you worked in?
Are you justice/court involved?
Please share how you heard about this program *
In order to be considered for funding, as the applicant, you agree to share updates with the HWS Career Readiness Coordinator on employment and wage status after accessing these funds. *
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