The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation and Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) are providing a $450,000 grant for WT’s new Behavioral Nursing Program.

The program will be located in downtown Amarillo on Tyler Street and 7th Avenue next to Harrington Hall.

The grant will be used for equipment including simulation labs, classrooms, clinical training centers, and technology.

The money will come out of the AEDC project fund and the matching funds will come from the TWC. The AEDC is contributing $300,000 and TWC is providing $150,000.

The next phase is land acquisition and then construction will begin.