Grant Procurement

Grant Procurement

Interested in participating in a training grant? The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) offers Texas businesses funding grants to train their employees. 

Skills Development Fund - COVID19 SPECIAL INITIATIVE

The Skills Development Fund (SDF)-COVID19 Special Initiative is a new training initiative to assist businesses across Texas during the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, local businesses are experiencing delays due to closures and business shutdowns. However, the need for Skills training remains vital in several essential industries like healthcare, manufacturing, and information technology.

Grant funds awarded under this initiative will be used to address priority training needs for these business partners and those industries responding directly to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who can participate?

  • Business partners who have been adversely affected by COVID-19 with a high demand training need. Training is offered to employees of business partners who are being paid at minimum, the local prevailing wage.
  • Where a labor shortage for essential workers has been identified - in this instance, training may be provided to individuals who are seeking employment and not associated with a participating business partner, initially.

Del Mar College has been awarded $100,000 to support local businesses with COVID-19 related training projects. Contact the Corporate Services Team, corporate@delmar.edu or call 361-883-9675 (option 1) for more information. 

Skills Development Fund

Skills Development Fund (SDF) grants are available to businesses with over 100 employees to cover their company's training needs. The SDF grant targets businesses that require technical and soft skills training. Multiple companies in the same industry can apply together as a consortium with separate training budgets. Here are some quick FAQ’s about SDF grants:

  • Targeted to businesses without a restriction on the number employees;
  • Grants are 1-year in length from award date;
  • Both technical and non-technical training can be included in the grant;
  • Only full-time employees are eligible to receive training;
  • Individual companies can apply for up to $500,000 in training funds!
  • Training can be facilitated by Del Mar College, 3rd party vendor or by internal company employees;
  • Training will be customized to meet the specific needs of the client;
  • Training budget is limited to $500,000.

Skills for Small Business

Skills for Small Business (SSB) grants are also available to smaller businesses to cover their training needs as well. SSB grants are targeted to businesses that employ less than 100 full-time employees. Here are some quick FAQ’s about SSB grants:

  • Targeted to businesses with under 100 employees;
  • Only full-time employees are eligible to receive training;
  • The program pays up to $900 for each current employee and $1,800 for each new employee per 12-month period;
  • All training must be provided by a public community or technical college, or the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). No third-party vendor training is allowed;
  • Training must be selected from active course catalogs/schedules — credit, continuing education, online or other available unpublished courses;
  • Employers must pay the prevailing wages in the local labor market for the trainees funded under the grant.

more information about Small Business Grants

Del Mar College Corporate Training Course Listings

For more information on training grants through the Texas Workforce Commission, contact Lucy Kernan at (361) 698-1026 or lstephens3@delmar.edu.

Page last updated June 9, 2020.

Contact Information

Corporate Services
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 883-WORK
1-800-652-3357

Location
3209 S. Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

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