The TARE, CAPE & SCALE UP programs are designed to help eligible students by eliminating barriers to education. The program provides paid incentives for completing milestones within their field of study and earning workforce credentials. Supportive services are also available for eligible students. The programs covers all expenses and necessities for the student to successfully complete their program of study. 

Program Offers

  • National Career Readiness Certification
  • Supportative Services
  • Resume and Career Search Assistance
  • Incentives for completing milestones within your field of study
  • Incentive for gaining employment after completion of a DCC program.


  • Have a child that is 19 years of age or younger.  You do not have to have custody of the child but must be able to show proof the child is yours through a birth certificate or other means.
  • Current or Former TANF, VIEW/VIEW EXEMPT, SNAP recipient
  • Resident of City of Danville, Halifax or Pittsylvania Counties
  • Family income at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level  (Click here to calculate)
  • Want to Learn More?

    If you are interested in applying for TARE, CAPE, and SCALE -UP Program, or you want to learn more about how this program can help you achieve your educational/career goals, please fill out the form below and our office will contact you.



Paul Farrar

Paul Farrar

Program Manager/Director TARE, CAPE, SCALE-UP Programs
Michele Cole

Michele Cole

TARE Programs Coordinator: TARE/SCALE UP/CAPE
Barry Mayo

Barry Mayo

Recruiter: TARE, CAPE, & SCALE-UP