Texas Reskilling Grant

The Texas Reskilling Grant provides financial aid for students affected by COVID-19 who would like to earn an Occupational Skills Award, return to finish their program, earn the next level of credential, or who are displaced workers needing new training. Funds are available for eight programs that all lead to in-demand careers. Below is a list of available programs that fall under the Texas Reskilling Grant.

  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Computerized CNC (Computer numerical controlled) Machinist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Electrical I
  • Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician
  • HVAC (Heating Ventilation & Air -Conditioning)
  • Industrial Pipefitting
  • Instrumentation I & II
  • Manual Machinist
  • Massage Therapy
  • Mechanical Maintenance Technician, Basic
  • Mechanical Maintenance Technician, Intermediate
  • Mechanical Maintenance Technician, Advanced
  • Medical Office/Insurance Specialist
  • Welding, Multiple Processes

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Be a Texas resident   
  • Have not been enrolled at COM or any accredited postsecondary institution in an academic (long) semester (excludes summer semesters) or previous six months
  • Have financial need as determined by the application questionnaire

Apply for Texas Reskilling Grant

CARES Emergency Aid

These funds are a part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, a federal grant funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and are available to students currently enrolled at College of the Mainland. Federal funds are limited and not guaranteed.

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in credit or eligible continuing education classes at COM  
  • Demonstrated financial need; such as Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), SNAP, WIC or reduced lunch benefits

Students that have previously been awarded CARES Act Funds are eligible to receive funds each semester that they are enrolled if funds are available.

Apply for CARES Emergency Funds

Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG)

The Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) is available for certain Continuing Education workforce courses and programs. A TPEG can be applied to career or occupational courses such as computer training, office and health occupations training, business courses, language skill courses, etc. Below is a list of available programs that fall under the Texas Public Education Grant.

Allied Health Programs

  • Certified Nurse Aid (CNA)
  • Dental Assistant
  • Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician
  • Medical Office/Insurance Specialist
  • Medication Aid
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Sterile Processing Technician

Cosmetology

  • Massage Therapy

Gulf Coast Safety Institute

  • Drone Test Prep

Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management

  • Certified Logistics Associate (CLA)
  • Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)

Public Service Careers

  • Police Officer
  • Commissioned Security Officer

Industrial Trade Programs

  • HVAC Technician
  • Mechanical Maintenance Technician, Basic
  • Mechanical Maintenance Technician, Intermediate
  • Mechanical Maintenance Technician, Advanced
  • Manual Machinist
  • CNC Machinist
  • Industrial Pipefitting I
  • Industrial Pipefitting II
  • Electrical I
  • Instrumentation I
  • Instrumentation II
  • Welding (Multiple Processes)

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma from an accredited institution or a high school equivalency diploma
  • Show financial need
  • complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit TPEG Grant Request

Complete the FAFSA