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THECB awards $12 million through TRUE Grant Program

By January 30, 2024Media Releases

Jan. 29, 2024, Austin, Texas – The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has awarded $12 million in grant funding to Texas higher education institutions through the Texas Reskilling and Upskilling through Education (TRUE) Grant Program.

“The unique programs made possible by TRUE grants help institutions respond quickly to developing workforce needs across the state,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Harrison Keller. “Texas must continue to meet the demands of our workforce to ensure our state’s economic competitiveness into the future.”

The TRUE Grant Program supports the goals of the state’s strategic plan for higher education, Building a Talent Strong Texas, through the creation, expansion, or redesign of workforce education and training credential programs in high-demand occupations.


Alamo Colleges District: $500,000 (Consortium with Southwest Texas Junior College, Wharton County Junior College)
Alamo Colleges District: $250,000
Alvin Community College: $250,000
Amarillo College: $250,000
Austin Community College: $138,341
Brazosport College: $190,625
Central Texas College: $250,000
Coastal Bend College: $250,000
College of the Mainland: $250,000
Collin County Community College District: $408,473 (Consortium with Tyler Junior College, Trinity Valley Community College)
Collin County Community College District: $154,154
Dallas College: $500,000 (Consortium with Hill College, Paris Junior College)
Dallas College: $250,000
Del Mar College: $250,000
El Paso Community College District: $147,204
Frank Phillips College: $211,000
Galveston College: $250,000
Grayson College: $490,039 (Consortium with Weatherford College, Vernon College)
Grayson College: $250,000
Houston Community College: $483,910 (Consortium with Brazosport College, San Jacinto College)
Houston Community College: $245,767
Kilgore College: $177,120
Lamar Institute of Technology: $233,757
Lamar State College Orange: $500,000 (Consortium with Lamar State College Port Arthur, Angelina College)
Lamar State College Orange: $250,000
Lamar State College Port Arthur: $250,000
Laredo College: $248,427
Lone Star College System: $250,000
McLennan Community College: $138,699
Navarro College: $250,000
North Central Texas College: $250,000
Northeast Texas Community College: $250,000
Panola College: $249,930
Paris Junior College: $240,410
San Jacinto College District: $188,602
South Texas College: $250,000
Southwest Texas Junior College: $250,000
Tarrant County College District: $237,454
Temple College: $218,200
Texas Southmost College: $249,570
Texas State Technical College: $249,949
Tyler Junior College: $249,982
Victoria College: $250,000
Weatherford College: $250,000
Western Texas College: $244,448
Wharton County Junior College: $250,000

The TRUE Grant Program was established during the 87th Texas Legislature. Programs supported by TRUE funds must be shorter than six months in duration, industry-aligned, in high-value/high-demand fields, and developed with the participation of key workforce stakeholders, such as workforce boards, economic development corporations, trade associations, industry representatives, and employers.


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