Texas IAF Reconstitutes Job Training Fund (ACE)

1308 - TT - ACE Funding RestoredTexas IAF leaders were successful in transforming the JET Fund, “which gave nonprofits $10 million starting in the 2010-11 biennium to support career training programs for low-income students” into the Texas Innovative Adult Career Education (ACE) Grant program.  “The ACE grant program will award about $5 million under a similar model to nonprofits for the next biennium. It will be administered by Austin Community College, which will step into the comptroller’s office’s current oversight role….

Said Minerva Camarena-Skeith, a representative of Austin Interfaith, the nonprofit that helped found Capital IDEA with business community members and advocates for public funding: “It still gives these job-training programs the opportunity to apply for these $5 million, and also be able to leverage more city and local funds.”

[Photo Credit: Callie Richmond, Texas Tribune]

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