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GEER II Funding

Be Essential

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the value of the workers that keep America running. Essential workers are in the trenches, doing the hands-on work that we rely on day in and day out. And right now, America is in desperate need for people to fill these positions.

Don’t Be Left Behind

Are you tired of scrolling, watching your friends take advantage of these opportunities (and earn a great living), and feeling left behind? Write your own update – we can help get you started! And it’s easier than you might think.

Begin Your Career

Whether you are looking for an entry-level position, or you are looking to take the next step in your career, this program can help. GEER II is a grant program in the state of Iowa, designed to give a hand up to people looking to earn short-term credentials for in-demand careers.

Resources Available

We have classes available to teach you the skills you need to land the job you want. We also help you make it possible with:

  • Funding for Tuition – you may not need to pay for class
  • Supplies – if your program requires equipment, this grant could pay for the materials you need
  • Certifications and Testing – the funding opportunities could pay for testing and certifications

Qualified Programs


  • 30 Hour Basic Water Systems
  • 30 Hour Distribution Treatment
  • 30 Hour Wastewater Treatment
  • Commercial Applicator


  • Advanced Nurse Aide
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Medication Aide
  • Medical Billing And Coding
  • Medication Manager
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Dialysis Technician


  • Basic Electrical Certificate
  • Basic HVAC
  • Basic MIG Welding
  • Building and Road Construction Career Pathways Certificate
  • Career Pipe Welding
  • Machine Operator Program
  • Manufacturing Fundamentals (MAKE)
  • Production Welding Certificate
  • Utility Fundamentals
  • Welding for Maintenance and Repair


  • Class A CDL
  • 3-week Professional Driver Prep
  • Class B CDL with Passenger & School Bus Endorsement

Get Started Today

At Iowa Valley, we have a dedicated resource that will help you find all of the resources you will need to be successful. Take the first step, and we will help set you on the path to success. Contact Ashley Patlan at 641-844-5629 or via email at or Jessica Lara at 641-648-8580 or via email at and ask about GEER II resources to get started.

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