WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) Grant Program

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act is a federal grant that covers training expenses for individuals who have been laid off from employment, or whose household income is at or below the federal poverty level. The purpose of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act is to prepare eligible Adults, Dislocated Workers, and Youth for entry into the labor market. The Academy of Allied Health Careers (AAHCTN) is on the Eligible Training Providers List (ETPL).

Current programs approved for WIOA funding: Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant/Electronic Health Records Specialist, Clinical Medical Assistant/Medical Administrative Assistant BUNDLE, Nursing Assistant, Professional Coder PLUS.  

Please note the WIOA application process takes several weeks, so please do not delay in getting started. Once WIOA grant approval is awarded by the WIOA Office, please contact Alan Bazzell at [email protected] or by calling 423-499-4999.

To determine eligibility:

Feel free to reach out to the nearest WIOA representative below & request a meeting to determine WIOA eligibly. You are always welcome to stop by any location between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. They will be able to discuss WIOA funding at that time and speak with you personally to discuss your eligibility for the WIOA Grant. 

The Academy of Allied Health Careers is not authorized to approve students for WIOA funding, nor may we counsel you on your eligibility or on available WIOA funding. Please contact an American Job Center WIOA counselor below to discuss funding. 

Chattanooga Office:

Eastgate Town Center
5600 Brainerd Rd. Suite A-5
Chattanooga, TN 37411

(423) 894-5354 Phone
(423) 894-2758 Fax

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Allison Rowell (Youth Career Specialist)
(423) 424-4214 or [email protected] 

Brenna Ridley (Lead Youth Career Specialist)
(423) 424-4216 or [email protected] 

Savannah Brock (Youth Career Specialist)
(423) 643-2342 or [email protected]

Noelle Alexander (Career Specialist)
(423) 541-9697 or [email protected] 

Dawn Whitener (Career Specialist)
(423) 643-2341 or [email protected] 

Karen Templeton (Career Specialist)
(423) 643-2354 or [email protected]

Cassidy Craven (Lead Career Specialist)
(423) 541-9698 or [email protected]

Cleveland Office:

3535 Adkisson Drive NW
Technology Building Suite 130-A
Cleveland, TN 37311

(423) 790-5552 Phone
(423) 790-5606 Fax

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Jessica Bice (Career Specialist)
(423) 614-8753 or [email protected]

Melanie Powers (Career Specialist)
(423) 614-8754 or [email protected] 

Charity King (Youth Career Specialist)
(423) 614-8762 or [email protected]

Dayton Office:

Regional Skills Center
200 4th Avenue
Dayton, TN 37231

(423) 570-1107 Phone
(423) 775-0240 Fax

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Nathaniel Gates (Career Specialist)
(423) 594-4003 or [email protected] 

Elizabeth Bailey (Youth Career Specialist)
(423) 594-4004 or [email protected]

Jasper Office:

American Job Center
5510 US Hwy 41
Jasper, TN 37347

(423) 837-9103 Phone
(423) 837-3539 Fax

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Rhonda Van Oteghem (Career Specialist)
(423) 837-9103 or [email protected]

Stephanie Kelley (Career Specialist)
(423) 837-9103 or [email protected]

Ashley Cheaves (Youth Career Specialist)
(423) 837-9103 or [email protected]

Athens Office

410 North Congress Parkway
Athens, TN 37303

(423) 745-2028 Phone
(423) 745-0749 Fax

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4:30 PM

 Ashley Franklin (Career Specialist)
(423) 252-5055 or [email protected]

Melanie Leffew (Youth Career Specialist)
(423) 252-5056 or [email protected]