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ARRA Grant and Loan Opportunities in Texas

The Comptroller's office has compiled information, links and dollar amounts for potential funding opportunities in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Funding opportunities include competitive grants, grants distributed through preexisting formulas and loan programs. Where possible, we have indicated the amounts available in Texas. Information is subject to change.

To apply: Please contact the administering agency or visit Grants.gov.
FAQs: has additional information on applying for grants and loans.

A printable version of the ARRA Grant and Loan Opportunities in Texas (PDF, 121 KB) is available in .pdf format.

Work Force

Work Force
Program
Title
Administrator Program Description Total Available
(millions)
Source Eligible
Entities
Type of
Assistance
Application
Deadlines
Training and Placement Services U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
1-877-US-2JOBS
Competitive grants for high growth and emerging industry sectors. Of the total, $500 million goes to research, labor exchange and job training for careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy; priority for the remaining funds is for projects that prepare workers for careers in health care sector. $750.0 Federal TBD Competitive Grants Funds available through 6/30/2010
Unemployment and Poverty U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
1-877-US-2JOBS
Dislocated Worker Assistance National Reserve: Grants for high unemployment or high poverty areas. Grants may also be given to areas that have experienced natural disasters to hire and employ people for cleanup and recovery efforts. The Texas Workforce Commission applies on behalf of local entities. $200.0 Federal Local governments and non profit organizations such as Councils of Government Competitive Grants Available for federal obligation through 6/30/2010
YouthBuild U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
202-693-3934
In YouthBuild programs, low-income young people ages 16-24 work toward their GEDs or high school diplomas, learn job skills and serve their communities by building affordable housing. $50.0 Federal 501(c)(3), nonprofit organizations Competitive Grants Funds available through 6/30/2009
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