THECB extends deadline for second round of Texas Reskilling Grants for higher education institutions

By: TX Higher Education Coordinating Board
| Published 01/27/2021


AUSTIN, TX - 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, $1,287,500
• 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

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