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The Project Forward Program

Project Forward is a nationally renowned program that provides students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to gain and maintain vocational skills, keys to independent living, and pathways to social success. 

Housed at 4Cs, Project Forward has been nationally recognized by the United States Department of Education and The School-to-Work Outreach Project as an exemplary school-to-work model serving students with intellectual disabilities since 1988. Project Forward has also been cited by 4H/University of Massachusetts-Amherst for its Peer Leadership program which empowers college students with disabilities to communicate effectively with peers and community agencies concerning disability awareness and advocacy.

The Project Forward application deadline has been extended to August 15.

Please complete all documents in the application packet and return by US mail (2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable MA, 02668) or by e-mail:

Please direct questions regarding financial aid to:

Experience the Difference

Students in the program receive hands-on experience in multiple different fields, including Animal Care, Hospitality, Health Care Assisting, Food and Retail, and Mass Communications. With a dedication to helping those with intellectual disabilities thrive in their everyday lives, the program has an employment rate of more than 85 percent for graduates.

Financial Aid Now Available

In 2019, the Federal Government has approved the Project Forward program at Cape Cod Community College (4Cs) as Massachusetts’ first “Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP),” making the College the first to offer financial aid to eligible students with intellectual disabilities.

With the CTP designation, Project Forward students are now eligible to apply for Federal Pell Grant dollars via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. 

Contact Project Forward

COVID-19 Update: Project Forward staff will be working remotely but will answer e-mail during normal business hours.

Applications are still being accepted! Please see: Application Forms

Project Forward
Location MM Wilkens Hall, Room 119
Phone 774.330.4763