Funding for the skills and training you need to level up.

The workplace is evolving and you will have to continually invest in updating your skills and training in order to succeed in your career. If lack of funding is an issue, we’ll review your information and help you figure out how to use our programs to pay for the training or education you need to meet your education and career goals.



WIOA provides funding for job search, career counseling, and training services to: Adults, Dislocated Workers and Youth, as well as other target groups.

NDW grant

Serves dislocated workers, including military service members, with a purpose to reemploy laid off-workers and enhance their employability.


If you lost your job because of increased foreign imports or shifts in production to foreign countries, you may be able to obtain credentials and support. 

SFT grant

Under the Skills for Transition program, transitioning service members within 365 days of separation may get free assistance from Workforce Solutions and CTC.

Workforce Solutions of Central Texas

Education & Training
Grant Programs

One of our main goals is to increase the skillset of the Central Texas labor force. Because of this, grant programs focus on degree and certification programs in high-demand occupations of the region. To be considered for assistance, we must verify you are eligible and use formal testing to evaluate your ability to successfully complete the program of study.
*A criminal background check may be required for some programs, including medical and truck driving.
Some of the common documents that we ask for may include:
– DD214
– Social Security Card
– Photo identification, such as driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued documents 
– Birth Certificate or Alien Registration Card, indicating the right to work or citizenship
Selective Service documentation
– Pay stubs, tax returns, or other documentation showing how much money you make or made
– Lay off notices or letters if you’ve recently been laid off or lost a job due to the business closing.
– Check with a Grant Program Specialist to see what other documents you may need for your specific case.

Training agencies and training programs must be on the Eligible Training Providers List.

This list represents occupations in the area with a high demand for qualified workers. This list will change periodically based on the local economy, labor market conditions and availability of funding. To qualify for grants, you must first be accepted into one of the programs on this list.

Almost all of our grants are awarded to
students with financial need.

If you are interested in our grants, or in any federal student aid, you have to start by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. You have to fill out the FAFSA form every year you’re in school in order to stay eligible for federal student aid.

National Dislocated Worker's Grant

Under WIOA , Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, which serves Fort Hood Army Base, was awarded additional funding from the Department of Labor to serve Military community members, including civilian contractors, affected by reductions in force resulting from changes in national defense priorities.

Transitioning service members,  retirees, and those laid off from civilian jobs on Ft. Hood may be eligible.

Related Information:

Workforce Innovation
and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA is federal legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.

WIOA provides funding to eligible Adults, Dislocated Workers, and Youth.

Trade Adjustment Act (TAA)

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers is a federally funded program, with no costs to employers, that helps workers who are adversely affected by foreign imports or job shifts to a foreign country. Assistance is provided to eligible workers in the form of reemployment services, training, job search, relocation, and support benefits in the form of Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA) and/or Alternative/Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA/RTAA) for older workers.

Skills for transitions (SFT) Grant

The opportunity is offered to transitioning Ft. Hood soldiers and veterans by Central Texas College and Texas Workforce Solutions Skills for Transition grant. The programs are designed to be completed in one year or less and provide transitioning service members to succeed in a high-demand civilian field. In addition to the college courses, participants will receive placement assistance from Workforce Solutions and the CTC Career Center.

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