Texas schools and colleges can now apply for the Jobs and Education for Texans grant. The program helps educational institutions purchase and install the equipment for career and technical education courses.

According to a news release from the Texas Workforce Commission, approximately $8.6 million in JET funding is available during fiscal year 2023, which began Sept. 1.

The JET program helps schools create and develop license, certificate and post-secondary degree programs in a variety of high-demand fields, according to the release. Public junior, state and technical colleges; public school districts; open-enrollment charter schools; and the Windham School District can apply for funding. The Windham School District provides educational opportunities for inmates in state prisons.

Applications are due March 14. The application packet, which includes eligibility requirements and submission documents, can be downloaded from the JET program website.

Texans can send questions about the application process to [email protected], according to the release.

In 2022, over $54 million in JET funding was distributed to schools and colleges across the state.