Governor Greg Abbott Adding $94.6 Million To Higher Education
June 28, 2021 1:07PM CDT
Governor Greg Abbott says he will be investing more federal funds to help support higher education.
On Monday, Abbott said he plans to add $94.6 million for investment in job opportunities, high-demand and high-value educational opportunities, expand outreach and engagement of adult learners to meet workforce demands, and more.
The federal funds come from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief dollars that were made available through passage of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
- $48.1 million to rapidly expand capacity for high-demand and high-value educational opportunities, including $5 million for work-based learning and apprenticeships.
- $28.5 million to accelerate enrollments, support high-potential students, and provide financial aid for critical student populations.
- $10 million to establish the My Texas Future program to provide curated one-stop advising resources to help traditional Texas students and adult learners to connect with higher education opportunities around the state.
- $4 million to expand outreach and engagement of adult learners to meet workforce demands of the state and its employers.
- $4 million to bolster Tri-Agency data information security and accessibility.