Substitute Bill for FAST in Committee on Wednesday

Posted on 06-04-2021

Senate Substitute 1 for Senate 65 (SS1 for SB65) will be heard in the Senate Labor Committee on Wednesday, June 9th at 1:00 p.m.
The synopsis with the bill’s revisions reads:
Senate Bill No. 65 establishes the Focus on Alternative Skills Training Program (“FAST”). FAST will provide tuition assistance, to Delaware residents who have obtained a high school diploma, Diploma of Alternate Achievement Standards, or a Delaware secondary credential, which includes earning a GED, and have enrolled in an approved non-degree credit certificate program. The Workforce Development Board will create a list of non-degree credit certificate programs approved for the FAST program. Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 65 differs from Senate Bill No. 65 as follows: 1. Extends eligibility from 18 to 24 months after an individual graduates from high school. 2. Increases the maximum amount of assistance that an individual may receive from $9,000 to $10,000. 3. Allows tuition payments for up to 12 months instead of 6 months. 4. Requires FAST to be implemented within 6 months of enactment, instead of 1 year. 5. Acknowledges the expected availability of federal funds for FAST. 6. Sunsets FAST 2 years after enactment.
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