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Jobs & Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Texas Workforce Commission


    The Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant program defrays start-up costs associated with the development of career and technical education programs to public community and technical colleges, and independent school districts. Formerly under the direction of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, oversight of the state-funded program is now coordinated by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

    The JET program provides grants to eligible entities to purchase and install equipment necessary for the development of career and technical education (CTE) courses or programs that lead to a license, certificate or post-secondary degree in a high-demand occupation.

    JET grants provide potential economic returns through:

    • Supporting new, emerging industries or high-demand occupations
    • Offering new or expanded dual credit career and technical educational opportunities in public high schools

    History of Funding

    Previous years grantees can be seen at http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobs-and-education-texans-program-grant-awardee-list.

    Additional Information

    The JET Advisory Board will meet at least once each quarter, or as needed, to review received applications and recommend grant awards.


    Texas Workforce Commission Staff

    Texas Workforce Commission Staff
    101 E 15th St Room 665
    Austin, TX 78778

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible grantees include:

    • Public community or technical colleges
    • Independent school districts (ISD) entered into a partnership with a public community or technical college
    • Windham School District

    Deadline Details

    Applications for Community or technical colleges were to be submitted by April 28, 2022. Applications for Texas ISDs, Charter Schools, and Windham School District were to be submitted by June 9, 2022.

    Award Details

    The JET program was allocated $15 million in funding to provide grants for public junior, technical, and state colleges. And approximately $50 million for the FY22-23 biennium to provide grants to TX ISDs and open-enrollment charter schools entered into a partnership with a public junior, technical, and state college; and the Windham School District. Number of awards vary. Award amounts vary.

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