The Self Sufficiency Fund provides training grants for industry recognized certificates and credentials that lead to permanent full-time employment.
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The Self Sufficiency Fund program assists adult recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, and individuals earning less than $37,000 annually with a dependent child (custodial or noncustodial) or an individual at risk of becoming dependent on public assistance.
Partnering with local community or technical colleges or Community-based organizations 501(c)(3), Texas Engineering Extension Services (TEEX) or trade unions can apply to TWC for funding.
TWC’s Office of Employer Initiative Outreach & Project Development Team provides assistance with the Self-Sufficiency Fund projects by:
The Self Sufficiency program is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission, in partnership with public community and technical colleges, a higher education extension service, and community-based organizations, and is governed by the following rules and regulations: