There are many of financial aid opportunities for Companies, Employees, and Unemployed to help enhance skills and obtain successful career retention.
Small Business Grant

SMALL BUSINESS

  • Training newly hired employees, those who have been hired by the business up to twelve months prior to the date that TWC receives an application.

  • The program pays up to $1,800 for each new employee being trained and $900 for existing employees per 12-month period.

  • Funding for training is for full-time employees.

  • No third-party vendor training is allowed.

  • Training must be selected from active course catalogs/schedules— credit, continuing education, online or other available unpublished courses.

  • Employers must pay the prevailing wages in the local labor market for the trainees funded under the grant.

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Large BusinessGrant

LARGE BUSINESS

  • Be actively involved in the planning and design of the customized training project.

  • Pay wages to the employees who successfully complete the training program that are equal to or greater than the prevailing wage for the occupation in the local labor market.

  • Disclose any other state or federal grant funds sought or awarded for the proposed training project.

  • Sign an agreement with the grant applicant outlining each entity's roles and responsibilities in the training project, including reporting requirements related to trainee participation.

  • Provide equal employment opportunity documentation as well as information on the occupations for training, employment benefits, wages and social security numbers for trainees.

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Unemployed Grant

UNEMPLOYED

  • You must complete A Financial Aid Application and provide proof of eligibility

  • You must meet eligibility requirements including age, family income level, work status, etc. and provide supporting documents (see Common Documents below)

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or ability to work in the United States

  • Proof of income for all working household members, including name, address, and phone number of the employer, work hours/days, rate and schedule of pay

  • Proof of household income received from other sources such as TANF, Child Support, SSI, etc.

  • Proof of layoff (such as a letter from your employer) and/or unemployment insurance benefit documents

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Veteran Grant

VETERANS

  • General Assistance grants address the needs of Texas Veterans and their families.​

  • Limited emergency assistance;

  • Family and child services;

  • Transportation services;

  • Legal services, excluding criminal defense; and

  • Employment, training, education, and job placement assistance.

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