The U.S. Department of Education is setting aside $17.7 million in coronavirus relief funds for a new small business program at Hampton University — which was announced by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ visit to campus Friday morning, according to The Daily Press.
Virginia is one of only eight states that won some of the $126 million set aside for workforce programs as part of the federal government’s COVID-19 response.
The Virginia Workforce Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center has entered into a partnership between the university, the Virginia Board of Workforce Development and Old Dominion University.
“This program is for all kinds of students, of all ages, including and especially adult learners seeking new knowledge and skills to grow and evolve their own businesses,” DeVos said. “I’m excited to see how this center will expand Hampton’s influential role in this community and throughout Virginia.”