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TWC publishes competitive grant opportunities in the form of Request for Applications (RFAs). This page has links to view details about RFAs. It also includes instructions on how to submit an RFA.

Find Competitive Grant Opportunities

Explore TWC’s competitive grant opportunities at the listed websites.

You may sign up for GovDelivery to receive updates about grant opportunities.

Read about the general administrative, cost and audit requirements for grants that TWC issues to Boards and other Agency grantees.

State Grants Over $25,000

Texas Government Code Section 403.0245 (b) requires each state agency that awards a state grant in an amount greater than $25,000 from funds appropriated through the General Appropriations Act (GAA) to post the purpose for which the grant was awarded on its website. 

Program descriptions can be found using the Grants Over $25,000 program description file.

Jobs and Education for Texans

The Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) program awards grants to eligible schools and colleges. These entities may use the funding to buy equipment to support new and expanding career and technical education (CTE) programs.

Child Care

The Child Care program receives federal funding that may be used for grant opportunities.

Skills Development Fund

The Skills Development Fund is for businesses who want to train new workers or upgrade the skills of existing workers. Public community colleges or technical colleges may apply. The goal of the program is to upgrade the skill levels and wages of the Texas workforce.


The Office of Apprenticeship helps workers who want better-paying jobs. It also helps employers that want a skilled and diverse workforce. Also, industry associations, labor groups, education providers and others involved in Registered Apprenticeship benefit from the program. 

Rural Training Labs

TWC has allocated $1 million in WIOA Statewide funds for Local Workforce Development Boards to identify and develop local community training programs in rural areas, in collaboration with city or municipality partners. The core of this initiative is to establish and fund Training Labs.

Middle Skills Credentialing Initiatives

Employment demand for individuals with middle skills, defined as workers with some education or training beyond high school but less than a four-year degree, remains high across Texas.

To address this demand, TWC has authorized the use of $1 million in WIOA Statewide funds for Local Workforce Development Boards to assist with exams, licensure, and credentialing expenses associated with Middle Skills jobs, and to connect recently credentialed individuals with employment opportunities.

Workforce Innovation Fund

TWC has allocated $1 million in WIOA statewide funds to create the Workforce Innovation Fund. The Workforce Innovation fund provides Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs) with the opportunity to support innovative workforce development projects. This program is for LWDBs only.