Courses & Training
Training newly hired employees, those who have been hired by the business up to twelve months prior to the date that TWC receives an application.
The program pays up to $1,800 for each new employee being trained and $900 for existing employees per 12-month period.
Funding for training is for full-time employees.
No third-party vendor training is allowed.
Training must be selected from active course catalogs/schedules— credit, continuing education, online or other available unpublished courses.
Employers must pay the prevailing wages in the local labor market for the trainees funded under the grant.
Be actively involved in the planning and design of the customized training project.
Pay wages to the employees who successfully complete the training program that are equal to or greater than the prevailing wage for the occupation in the local labor market.
Disclose any other state or federal grant funds sought or awarded for the proposed training project.
Sign an agreement with the grant applicant outlining each entity's roles and responsibilities in the training project, including reporting requirements related to trainee participation.
Provide equal employment opportunity documentation as well as information on the occupations for training, employment benefits, wages and social security numbers for trainees.
You must complete A Financial Aid Application and provide proof of eligibility
You must meet eligibility requirements including age, family income level, work status, etc. and provide supporting documents (see Common Documents below)
Proof of U.S. citizenship or ability to work in the United States
Proof of income for all working household members, including name, address, and phone number of the employer, work hours/days, rate and schedule of pay
Proof of household income received from other sources such as TANF, Child Support, SSI, etc.
Proof of layoff (such as a letter from your employer) and/or unemployment insurance benefit documents
General Assistance grants address the needs of Texas Veterans and their families.
Limited emergency assistance;
Family and child services;
Legal services, excluding criminal defense; and
Employment, training, education, and job placement assistance.