• JET Equipment Grant Round 9

    JET Program: Job Building Fund

    The Job Building Fund provides grants to community colleges to acquire building and equipment needed to train workers for high-growth industries throughout the state in an era of rapidly increasing enrollment.

    Fund Overview

    The need for the Job Building Fund comes as state funding lags behind demand in an era of rapidly increasing enrollment in community colleges. According to the Texas Comptroller’s 2008 Texas Works report, nearly 570,000 students were enrolled in Texas public community colleges in 2007, about 39 percent more than in 1997. Adjusted for inflation, state spending per community college student fell by 17.8 percent from 1997 to 2007.

    Fund Purpose:  To help purchase cutting-edge equipment needed for high-demand career and technical education programs at Texas public community colleges and technical schools.

    Budget Allocation:  $10 million in competitive grants for the 2013-2015 biennium (September 1, 2013, through August 31, 2015).

    Who Qualifies:  Texas public community colleges or technical institutes. Only one application per community college district will be permitted for each grant round.

    Current Grant Awards Round 9

    On June 11, 2014, the JET Advisory Board approved awarding the ninth round of equipment grants to the following 16 public community colleges, contingent on fund availability. The grants will be executed beginning in July.

    Coastal Bend College was awarded!

    Round 9 Recipient   
    Grant Amount   
    Related Training Program
    Coastal Bend College
    $277,008.71 Beeville Welders


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