|(a) Pursuant to Texas Labor Code §303.0031, the
Skills Development Fund may be used to provide an intensive and rapid
response to, and support services for, employers expanding in or relocating
their operations to Texas, with a focus on recruiting employers that
will provide complex or high-skilled employment opportunities in the
(b) Grant funds under this section may be used to:
(1) provide leadership and direction to, and connections
among, out-of-state employers, economic development organizations,
Boards, public community and technical colleges to support employers'
recruitment and hiring for complex or high-skilled employment positions
as necessary to facilitate the employers' relocation to or expansion
of operations in Texas; and
(2) award grants to public community or technical colleges
that provide workforce training and related support services to employers
that commit to establishing a place of business in Texas.
(c) Grant funds under this section may be used only
(1) customized workforce training programs for an employer's
specific business needs;
(2) fast-track curriculum;
(3) workforce training--related support services for
(4) instructor certification necessary to provide workforce
(d) Notwithstanding the use of funds restrictions in §803.3(d)(2),
grant funds may also be used to acquire training equipment necessary
for instructor certification and employment.
(e) As a condition of receiving grant funds under this
section, grant recipients shall agree to repay the amount received
and any related interest if the Agency determines that the grant recipients
did not use the funds for the purposes for which the funds were awarded.