TWC–JET Grant Program

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May 17, 2016

TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:

SUBJECT:  Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has announced the availability of $10 million in job-training funding from the Texas Legislature for the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program for the 2016-17 biennium.

This funding is for the purchase of equipment needed for use in career and technical programs that prepare students for high-demand jobs in Texas. Please be advised that, in addition to public community and technical colleges, independent school districts are now eligible to apply. for this funding if the district has entered into a partnership with a public junior college or public technical institute.

Eligible educational institutions can apply for JET funding through a competitive grant process.  TWC has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) solicitation that provides information and instructions on how to submit a proposal packet.

The TWC’s JET Grant Program webpage has a link to access the RFP Solicitation: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=124492. Questions regarding this RFP should be emailed to rfpgroup@twc.state.tx.us.

For additional information regarding the JET Grant Program, please visit the TWC’s JET Grant Program webpage at http://www.twc.state.tx.us/partners/jet or contact the Texas Workforce Commission at jetgrants@twc.state.tx.us