FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2021
EL PASO, TEXAS – On Tuesday, July 6, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, through the Texas Workforce Investment Council, recommenced Project ARRIBA’s application for a Texas Talent Connection grant in the amount of $350,000. This grant is funded by the Wagner-Peyser 7(b) program and will commence December 1, 2021.
Project ARRIBA’s Equitable Opportunities Through Post-Secondary Access Project was one of 18 innovative workforce skills training and job placement programs selected across the state of Texas with more than $5.5 million in grants awarded.
This funding will be leveraged with other private and public dollars to train at-risk adults for demand careers as essential healthcare workers. This will lead to great economic mobility for low-income El Pasoans while strengthening our workforces’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic and help mitigate future staffing shortages.
Project ARRIBA’s partners include El Paso Community College, the University of Texas at El Paso, Texas Tech School of Nursing, University Medical Center of El Paso, and the Workforce Solutions Borderplex.
Wagner-Peyser funding has been instrumental to Project ARRIBA’s success since the program’s founding in 1998 and has enabled Project ARRIBA to be a leader in workforce development programs.