The Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program is established to support displaced Texas workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic 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.
Kilgore College has been fortunate to receive a $750,000 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to fund student emergency aid grants to those enrolled in one of the following majors/degrees:
- Automotive Technology
- Business Computer Office Management
- Computer & Information Technology
- Criminal Justice
- Diesel Technology
- Emergency Medical Technology & Paramedic
- Fire Protection
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
- Instrumentation & Electrical Technology
- Nursing – ADN & LVN
- Occupational Safety & Health
- Process Technology
- Radiologic Technology
- Welding Technology
These emergency aid grants may cover up to $2,500 in tuition and fee expenses per semester for eligible students.
Eligibility criteria for aid under this grant include:
- Must be a Texas resident.
- Must complete the FAFSA and be eligible for federal student aid. (Note: state and institutional student aid must be used first.)
- Must not have been enrolled in an accredited college or university in the previous long semester or previous six months.” THECB sent an update today that they are lifting that requirement.
- Must affirm that you have been adversely affected by COVID-19.
- Have either been displaced from employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic or be a Texas student who stopped out of college without completing a credential.