The Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program is a $46.5 million fund established to provide essential emergency educational support to students who have been most significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and aid in the continuation of their education and economic recovery. Reskilling Grants support displaced Texas workers who need to reskill or upskill to get back into the workforce and Texas students who have previously stopped out of higher education institutions without completing a postsecondary credential.
The Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program stems from the allocation of $175 million provided to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board from the Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief (GEER) Fund. GEER dollars, in turn, originate from the U.S. Department of Education’s administration of the Education Stabilization Fund in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. The CARES Act (HR 748/S 3548 of the 116th Congress) was signed into law on March 27, 2020.
Galveston College received $750,000 from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as part of the Texas Reskilling initiative.
This one-time grant will be used to pay for Tuition and Fees not covered by gift aid. To be eligible, students must:
- Be a Texas Resident eligible for in-state tuition as determined by the institution;
- Have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
- Have financial need and be eligible for federal Title IV aid;
- Have affirmed they were affected by COVID-19;
- Enrolled in an eligible workforce credential program on either a FT or PT basis;
- Have not been enrolled in an accredited postsecondary institution in the previous academic (long) semester or previous six months; AND
- Have completed 50% or more of the program upon re-enrollment
Contact the Galveston College Applied Technology Center at email@example.com or call 409-944-1496 should have any questions or require additional information.