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THECB Extends Deadline for Second Round of Texas Reskilling Grants for Higher Education Institutions

By January 27, 2021May 19th, 2021Media Releases

Jan. 27, 2021, Austin, Texas The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has extended the deadline for the second round of the Texas Reskilling Support Grant Program to Feb. 1. Applications are available on the agency website. Texas public community colleges and universities are encouraged to apply, and institutions that received funding through the first round of grant funding are eligible to apply for the second round of funding.

In December 2020, the Coordinating Board awarded $18.1 million to Texas higher education institutions as part of the first round of awards under the grant program. Through a competitive process, 40 applicants representing 49 institutions were selected for the awards.

“These strategic investments, supported by Governor Abbott and our Texas legislative leadership, will play an important role in supporting Texas students and driving the recovery of the Texas economy,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Harrison Keller. “By supporting our institutions with these grants, we can help students who have stopped out of higher education without completing a postsecondary credential as well as help displaced Texas workers who need to reskill and upskill so they can rejoin the workforce and get back on their feet.”

Reskilling grants allow Texas public colleges, technical schools, and universities to provide financial assistance to Texas students to cover tuition and fees. The grants are designed to support displaced Texas workers who need to reskill or upskill to get back into the workforce, and to support students who have previously stopped out of higher education complete a postsecondary credential. The program is supported by a portion of the $175 million allocation to the THECB from the Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief (GEER) Fund.

2020 Reskilling Grant Round One Awardees

Institution Consortium Partners Grant Amount
Alamo Colleges $300,000
Austin Community College $300,000
College of the Mainland $300,000
Collin College (Consortium) North Central Texas College, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Woman’s University, University of North Texas, University of

Texas Dallas

Dallas College $1,500,000
El Paso Community College $1,500,000
Galveston College $750,000
Grayson College $300,000
Hill College $112,500
Houston Community College $750,000
Kilgore College $750,000
Lamar State College Orange $112,500
Lamar State College Port Arthur $300,000
Lamar University $300,000
Lone Star College System $750,000
McLennan College $112,500
Midwestern State University $112,500
Odessa College $1,500,000
Panola College $112,500
Prairie View A&M $300,000
Ranger College $300,000
San Jacinto Community College District (Consortium) Alvin Community College and Lamar Institute of Technology $761,842
South Texas College $112,500
Stephen F. Austin University $112,500
Tarleton State University $750,000
Tarrant County Community College District $112,500
Temple College (Consortium) Central Texas College and Texas A&M $1,024,605
Texas A&M International $112,500
Texas A&M Kingsville $112,500
Texas A&M Texarkana $300,000
Texas Southmost College $112,500
Texas State Technical College System $300,000
Texas Tech University $750,000
Trinity Valley Community College $300,000
University of Houston Clear Lake $112,500
University of Houston Downtown $750,000
University of Texas Arlington $112,500
University of Texas El Paso $300,000
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley $112,500
University of Texas Tyler $112,500
TOTAL $18,111,447
THECB Mission Statement
The mission of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is to provide leadership and coordination for Texas higher education and to promote access, affordability, quality, success, and cost efficiency through 60x30TX, resulting in a globally competitive workforce that positions Texas as an international leader.

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