Self Sufficiency — Program Overview

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The Self Sufficiency program provides grants to community and technical colleges and community-based organizations to implement customized job training programs in cooperation with employers, to help low-income individuals and those receiving public assistance achieve self-sufficiency and independence.

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The Self Sufficiency program assists:

  • Businesses by designing, financing and implementing customized job training programs for the creation of new jobs and/or the retraining of existing workforce
  • Recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, or a parent, including a noncustodial parent whose annual wages are at or below $37,000, to obtain training, get jobs and become independent of government financial assistance

TWC’s Workforce Business Services Outreach & Customer Support Team helps with Self-Sufficiency Fund projects by:

  • Providing technical assistance
  • Assisting with the development of quality projects
  • Reviewing draft proposals prior to formal submission

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Authority & Funding

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:

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Tips & Guides

Access information and resources on the Self Sufficiency program, including proposal submission forms.


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