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Grant Programs and Other Trusteed Funds

Below is a listing of the grant programs administered by the Academic Quality and Workforce Division of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Programs associated with a webpage are linked for your convenience.

Autism Grant ProgramThe Autism Grant Program offers awards in three categories to Texas public institutions of higher education operating autism research centers: Parent-directed Treatment; Board-certified Behavior Analyst Training for teachers/paraprofessionals; and Research, Development, and Evaluation of innovative autism treatment models.
Carl D. Perkins GrantsPerkins Grants provide federal funding to support and improve workforce education. Basic grants are awarded to eligible community and state technical colleges. There are also funds available to support statewide efforts through Leadership grants.

Emergency and Trauma Care Education Partnership Program (ETEP)

The program will provide funding support for partnerships of emergency medicine and trauma care residency programs and fellowships and hospitals to increase training opportunities in these medical specialty areas.  The program will provide similar support for partnerships between hospitals and graduate nursing programs to increase the education and training experiences in emergency and trauma care for registered nurses.
Engineering Summer ProgramThe Engineering Summer Program (ESP), part of the Engineering Recruitment Program (ERP), was created in 2007 by the 80th Texas Legislature. Its purpose is to provide middle and high school students with opportunities to participate in one-week summer engineering programs.
Geography Grant ProgramThe Geography Education Grant Program is co-sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the National Geographic Society. Two awards of up to $40,000 each are available for projects designed to improve the quality of geography education in the Texas K-12 environment, including collaborative efforts between public and independent institutions of higher education in Texas and a K-12 partner. The latter may include, but is not limited to, school district(s), individual schools/teachers, regional education service center(s), and public or private entities.
Medical and Graduate Medical Education GrantsThe Coordinating Board administers various programs that support medical and graduate medical education.
Hospital-Based Nursing Education Partnership Grant Program The Hospital-Based Nursing Education Partnership Program (HNEP) is a competitive peer-reviewed grant program that was created in 2007 by the 80th Texas Legislature, and received an appropriation of $5 million in 2009 by the 81st Texas Legislature. The purpose of the program is to increase the number of professional nursing education program enrollees and graduates through support for educational initiatives designed to promote collaboration between hospitals and nursing education programs.
Minority Health Research and Education Grant Program (MHGP) The Minority Health Research and Education Grant Program provides funding to eligible higher education institutions for research and educational programs on public health issues affecting one or more minority groups in Texas. The Texas Legislature first established and funded this competitive grant program as a result of the state's Tobacco Lawsuit Settlement in 1999.
Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program (NHARP) The Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program was created by the Texas Legislature in 1987 as competitive, peer-reviewed grant programs to fund scientific and engineering research projects at Texas higher education institutions.
Nursing Innovation Grant Program (NIGP)This program was established by the 77th Texas Legislature to help relieve the state's nursing shortage and is funded by the Texas Tobacco Lawsuit Settlement.
Professional Development ModulesThe Professional Development Modules Program provides funding to eligible higher education institutions to create online professional development about the most effective strategies or "best practices" for improving both teaching and learning in a number of critical areas. 
Teacher Quality Grants ProgramThe Teacher Quality Grants Program (TQGP) for higher education is a federally funded effort providing grants to higher education institutions to promote improved instruction in mathematics and science for Texas school children by providing professional development for their teachers.
Texas Teacher Residency ProgramThe TTRP was designed to allow teaching residents participating in the program to earn a master's degree and to achieve certification for those not already certified. The Texas Teacher Residency Program (TTRP) will form a partnerships with area school districts or open-enrollment charter schools to provide employment to residents in the program.
Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Expansion Grant ProgramThe TAB Grant Program supports the state's higher education goals outlined in 60x30TX for completion, marketable skills, managing student debt, and will help ensure that at least 60 percent of Texans age 25-34 will have a college degree or certificate by 2030. Through innovative educational models, institutions can help more students complete an academic degree in three years for $15,000 of less. The goal of the TAB Grant Program is to expand affordable baccalaureate programs to additional public higher education institutions through supporting the planning, development, and implementation processes.
 Texas Science, Engineering, Math, and Science (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Program Grants awarded through the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship program (Texas Education Code Chapter 61, Sections 61.9791 through 61.9795) allow community and technical colleges to provide merit-based scholarships to qualifying, high-achieving students in STEM and related fields. Participating colleges partner with local business and industry to identify local employment needs in T-STEM occupations and to develop part-time employment opportunities for scholarship recipients.




























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