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THECB awards $12 million through TRUE Grant Program

Jan. 29, 2024, Austin, Texas – The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has awarded $12 million in grant funding to Texas higher education institutions through the Texas Reskilling and Upskilling through Education (TRUE) Grant Program.


“The unique programs made possible by TRUE grants help institutions respond quickly to developing workforce needs across the state,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Harrison Keller. “Texas must continue to meet the demands of our workforce to ensure our state’s economic competitiveness into the future.”


The TRUE Grant Program supports the goals of the state’s strategic plan for higher education, Building a Talent Strong Texas, through the creation, expansion, or redesign of workforce education and training credential programs in high-demand occupations.



Alamo Colleges District: $500,000 (Consortium with Southwest Texas Junior College, Wharton County Junior College)

Alamo Colleges District: $250,000

Alvin Community College: $250,000

Amarillo College: $250,000

Austin Community College: $138,341

Brazosport College: $190,625

Central Texas College: $250,000

Coastal Bend College: $250,000

College of the Mainland: $250,000

Collin County Community College District: $408,473 (Consortium with Tyler Junior College, Trinity Valley Community College)

Collin County Community College District: $154,154

Dallas College: $500,000 (Consortium with Hill College, Paris Junior College)

Dallas College: $250,000

Del Mar College: $250,000

El Paso Community College District: $147,204

Frank Phillips College: $211,000

Galveston College: $250,000

Grayson College: $490,039 (Consortium with Weatherford College, Vernon College)

Grayson College: $250,000

Houston Community College: $483,910 (Consortium with Brazosport College, San Jacinto College)

Houston Community College: $245,767

Kilgore College: $177,120

Lamar Institute of Technology: $233,757

Lamar State College Orange: $500,000 (Consortium with Lamar State College Port Arthur, Angelina College)

Lamar State College Orange: $250,000

Lamar State College Port Arthur: $250,000

Laredo College: $248,427

Lone Star College System: $250,000

McLennan Community College: $138,699

Navarro College: $250,000

North Central Texas College: $250,000

Northeast Texas Community College: $250,000

Panola College: $249,930

Paris Junior College: $240,410

San Jacinto College District: $188,602

South Texas College: $250,000

Southwest Texas Junior College: $250,000

Tarrant County College District: $237,454

Temple College: $218,200

Texas Southmost College: $249,570

Texas State Technical College: $249,949

Tyler Junior College: $249,982

Victoria College: $250,000

Weatherford College: $250,000

Western Texas College: $244,448

Wharton County Junior College: $250,000


The TRUE Grant Program was established during the 87th Texas Legislature. Programs supported by TRUE funds must be shorter than six months in duration, industry-aligned, in high-value/high-demand fields, and developed with the participation of key workforce stakeholders, such as workforce boards, economic development corporations, trade associations, industry representatives, and employers.

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