Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant logo with arrowsThe Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is a financial aid program that addresses workforce needs by encouraging adults to pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need.


Changes to the program made during the 2022 legislative session increase the number of eligible training providers and expand the program to include apprenticeships. More information about these changes, which will become effective August 28, 2022, and updates to this page are expected to be available by mid-August.



About the program:

  • Fast Track will put Missouri among the leading states that are serious about serving adults. It opens doors for an entire segment of the population to get training and participate meaningfully in the workforce.

  • Fast Track can be used by Missouri students ages 25 and older, or adults under 25 who have not been enrolled in education in at least two years.

  • The grant can be used at Missouri public and non-profit private colleges and universities as well as or a number of eligible training providers and apprenticeships.

  • A list of approved programs for 2022-2023 will be made available when the 2022-2023 application is live in early fall 2022.
  • Find an approved program at an eligible institution (2021-2022).


Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant Partner Toolkit


Join the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development by promoting the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. Find pre-made social media posts and graphics at and scroll down to find the Fast Track campaign.


Line splitting into three arrow pathways   Help people navigate: highlight other resources and/or supports that could help someone enroll and complete a program. This could includee assistance with childcare, transportation, employer tuition assistance programs and release time from work to attend class.



Person making a referral    Make a referral - take a moment to reach out to someone you know personally who may be able to benefit from the Fast Track program. Your personal referral could go a long way toward helping someone take advantage of this program.



 megaphone     Spread the Word - use the resources provided in the online toolkit to share information about Fast Track with people where you live and work. Identify leaders who have acces and influence who can also partner with us to promote Fast Track.





Other tool kit items to share: