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The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has dedicated $1 million to address skills gaps and ensure a talent pipeline is available to address regional industry needs. Private employers or corporate foundations can collaborate with Workforce Solutions to apply for funding for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) activities that support workforce development for six designated industry clusters.
The Texas Industry Partnership (TIP) program supports collaborations between local workforce development boards and industry partners through the leveraging of matching contributions of cash or qualifying expenditures for occupational job training. Match funds must support certain WIOA activities and focus on six designated industry clusters:
Allowable WIOA activities include:
Businesses interested in partnering in a grant should contact their local Workforce Solutions workforce development board. To apply for the grant funds, Workforce Solutions partners must enter into an agreement with one or more industry partner and submit the applications forms listed below no later than April 30, 2017 for 12-month grants and no later than February 28, 2017 for 15-month grants. The completed, signed application documents must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.