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.
A printable version of the ARRA Grant and Loan Opportunities in Texas (PDF, 121 KB) is available in .pdf format.
|Administrator||Program Description||Total Available
|Training and Placement Services||U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
|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
|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
|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|