Self-Sufficiency Fund Grants
The goal of the Self-Sufficiency Fund is to assist recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), or a parent, including a noncustodial parent whose annual wages are at or below $37,000 to obtain training, get jobs, and become independent of government financial assistance.
More information on the Self-Sufficiency Fund Program
Becoming a Partner
- Partner with an eligible grant applicant, which is a public community or technical college, state extension service, or a private, nonprofit community-based organization that is certified as a 501(c)(3).
- Be actively involved in the planning and design of the customized training project.
- Sign an agreement with the grant applicant outlining each entity’s roles and responsibilities in the training project, including reporting requirements related to trainee participation.
- Provide equal employment opportunity documentation as well as information on the occupations for training, employment benefits, wages and social security numbers for trainees.
- Use WorkinTexas.com to post openings for new workers trained under the project.
Grant Award Information
- A commitment to help increase the skills levels and wages of trainees.
- The provision of employment benefits, including medical insurance, for trainees.
- The level of contributions from other resources that are committed to the project, including those from the private partners.
- Positive economic impact on the local region.
- The applicant’s current and past performance on Self-Sufficiency Fund grants.
- Equitable geographic distribution of funds.
- Cost per trainee in comparison to the state average.