To be able to join a Job Corps programme, applicants must meet one of five criteria related to their income: cash assistance, food assistance, earned income, being a foster child, or being homeless. Job Corps is a free programme for low-income teens and young adults who want to learn a trade or technical career.
For more information about the five standards based on income:
Cash Assistance: The applicant or their family gets money from the government through a programme that is based on their income.
Food Assistance: Under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the applicant or the applicant’s family gets food stamps from the government.
Earned Income: The Department of Health and Human Services uses the applicant’s or their family’s income from the six months before they fill out an application to decide if they are poor.
Foster Child: The person applying is a foster child or a state or court ward.
Homeless: The Department of Education says that the applicant is homeless.