March 4, 2021, Austin, Texas – The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has awarded $9.3 million to Texas higher education institutions as part of the second round of awards under the Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program. Through a competitive process, 25 applicants representing 31 institutions and serving 6,100 students were selected for the awards. In December 2020, $18.1 million was awarded to 40 applicants representing 49 institutions and serving nearly 12,000 students.
“Texas has tens of thousands of good jobs that are being created across the state, and at the same time, we have many displaced workers who are still unemployed. It’s important to help Texans reskill and upskill so they can get back on their feet, get back into the economy, and drive the state’s economic recovery,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Harrison Keller. “Thanks to the strong support of Governor Abbott and our Texas legislative leadership, the strategic investment to date of more than $27.4 million enables our Texas institutions to expand access to programs that equip students to enter the workforce with the credentials and education tomorrow’s economy will demand.”
Supported by a portion of the $175 million allocation to the THECB from the Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief (GEER) Fund, reskilling grants allow Texas public colleges, technical schools, and universities to provide financial assistance to Texas students to cover tuition and fees.
2021 Round Two Reskilling Grant Awardees
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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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