Jobs & Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program

Overview

The Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant program allocates $10 million each biennium to defray start-up costs associated with the development of career and technical education programs to public community and technical colleges, and independent school districts. Formerly under the direction of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, legislation passed by the 84th Texas Legislature transferred oversight of the state-funded program to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

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About the Program

The JET program provides grants to eligible educational institutions to defray the start-up costs associated with developing career and technical education programs.

JET grants provide potential economic returns through:

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

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible grantees include

  • public community or technical colleges
  • independent school districts (ISD) entered into a partnership with a public community or technical college

JET Program Grant Awardees

View a list of past and current grant applicants, amounts and occupational titles:

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How to Apply

Eligible educational institutions can apply for JET funding through a competitive grant process. The Request for Proposal (RFP) 320-17-04 Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Program on the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Electronic State Business Daily website can be viewed on the following link:

RFP 320-17-04 JET Grant Program

The JET Advisory Board will meet at least once each quarter, or as needed, to review received applications and recommend grant awards.

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