State Grants

Grant Programs for Texas Employers
The Texas Workforce Commission administers 2 grant programs for Texas employers - the Skills Development Fund and the Self-Sufficiency Fund. These programs allow employers to develop and implement customized training solutions.

Skills Development Fund
The Skills Development Fund is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission to provide grants for customized training for individual employers or groups of employers. Eligible grant recipients include public community / technical colleges, the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), or community-based organizations working in partnership with community / technical colleges or TEEX. Businesses are not required to make financial commitments, however, contributions of resources are considered in the evaluation process. Grants are typically awarded for 1 year. Texas Workforce Commission staff are available to assist with the grant process.

Self-Sufficiency Fund Program
The Self-Sufficiency Fund is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission to assist businesses in financing and implementing customized job training programs in partnership with public community and technical colleges, the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), or community-based organizations. The program is designed to create new jobs or retrain existing low-wage workers. The primary focus of the program is assisting public assistance recipients or individuals with annual wages at or below $37,000 to obtain training and jobs that will allow them to become independent from government financial assistance. Grants are typically awarded for 1 year. Texas Workforce Commission staff are available to assist with the grant process.

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