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Jobs & Education for Texans Grant Program

How to Apply

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Eligible educational institutions can apply for JET funding through a competitive grant process. The 2023 Request for Applications (RFA) 32023-00138 Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Program for Public Junior Colleges, Public Technical Institutes, and Public State Colleges, Texas Independent School Districts, Open-Enrollment Charter Schools and the Windham School District can be viewed at the following link on the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Electronic State Business Daily website:

JET Toolkit:

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About the Program

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The JET program provides grants to eligible entities to purchase and install equipment necessary for the development of career and technical education (CTE) courses or programs that lead to a license, certificate or post-secondary degree in a high-demand occupation. The JET Advisory Board will meet at least once each quarter, or as needed, to review received applications and recommend grant awards.

Eligible grantees include:

  • Public junior, state or technical colleges
  • Texas Independent School Districts (ISDs) and open-enrollment charter schools in partnership with a public junior, state, or technical college
  • Windham School District

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The (JET) program was allocated $15 million for the FY22-23 biennium to provide grants to public junior, technical, and state colleges; and approximately $50 million for the FY22-23 biennium to provide grants to TX ISDs and open-enrollment charter schools entered into a partnership with a public junior, technical, and state college; and the Windham School District.

These grants provide potential economic returns through:

  • Supporting new, emerging industries or high-demand occupations
  • Offering new or expanded career and technical education opportunities in public high schools

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Grant “Big Check” Presentations

Are you a recent recipient of a Skills Development Fund, (JET), Self Sufficiency Grant (SSF), High Demand Jobs Training (HDJT), Dual Credit or Texas Industry Partnership grant and interested in hosting a big check presentation? Review guidelines, download required forms and plan your upcoming event.

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