The goal of the Texas Reskilling and Upskilling through Education (TRUE) Grant Program is to support public higher education institutions to create, redesign and expand short-term workforce education and training programs in high-demand occupations. Developed and provided in collaboration with workforce stakeholders, these programs support credentials of value and strong employment outcomes.
The Texas Legislature established the TRUE Grant Program during the 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, as codified in Texas Education Code, Sections 61.881-61.886.
In 2023 TRUE Grant Program funding will be awarded competitively through a Request-For-Applications (RFA) process. The projects proposed are required to be for education and training programs shorter than six months in duration, industry-aligned, in high-demand fields, and developed with the participation of key workforce actors such as employers, workforce boards, economic development corporations, and trade associations.