The Birmingham Workforce Retraining Initiative Emergency Fund will provide financial resources to deserving students facing economic hardship and immediate monetary needs due to COVID-19 that, if not met, could result in an inability to complete a fast-track healthcare program. The grant will be awarded based on emergency financial need and award amounts vary based on need up to $500. Funds may be used for purposes such as food, housing, technology, health care, childcare, and other basic needs. A committee will review all applications. Emergency Fund Grants are non-renewable.