Every single business in the country has in one way or another been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have even changed their production to accommodate new needs that have emerged as a result of the pandemic.
For any company that needs to provide training or reskilling to their employees to adjust to COVID-19 related changes to their business model, Texas Workforce Commission has grant funding available to offset the associated training costs.
The Skills Development Fund COVID-19 Special Initiative is a new program from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. TWC will award up to $10 million in grant awards to eligible applicants responding to the training needs of business partners adversely affected by COVID-19, and those employers who are retooling business processes to respond to the need for COVID-19 related necessities.
Grants start at $50,000 and can be up to $250,000, increasing in $50,000 increments. Interested employers will need to work with the local workforce development board, as well as a local community college who will act as the training provider, in order to apply for the funding. The two-page application will need to be submitted by either the local workforce board or training partner. If approved, grand funding will be made available within thirty days.