Nursing Innovation Grant Program (NIGP)

The Nursing Innovation Grant Program (NIGP) is an initiative to help address the state's nursing shortage. NIGP was established by the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999 and codified in Texas Education Code Section 63.202 (f) and (g) to help relieve the state's nursing shortage. It is funded with proceeds from the Texas Tobacco Lawsuit Settlement.

Grant Cycle 2020-2022: Supporting Clinical Learning Experiences to Mitigate Impediments due to COVID-19

Grant Awards 2018-2019Building Simulation and Skills Lab Capacity
2018-2019 Request For Applications

Grant Awards 2017-2018Building Simulation and Skills Lab Capacity
2017-2018 Request For Applications


Inquiries regarding the Nursing Innovation Grant Program should be directed to NIGP@highered.texas.gov or Fu-An.Lin@highered.texas.gov.