GETCAP Announces Funding Available for Prospective Students Who Want to Train | General


The Greater East Texas Community Action Program recently announced that funding is available for prospective students who wish to be trained, retrained, or obtain degrees.

Funding and support for education and training can be difficult. Support services for those taking courses are also often needed.

As the fall school year approaches, many may be considering education plans.

According to Teresa Land, Division Manager, “Many people are rethinking their career choices. The economy has definitely changed with COVID. Short-term training courses, certificate courses or a university degree can be a goal for those who wish to have more stability or a better paying job. Funding and support are now available for those looking to improve their situation.

The RISE Case Management Program provides assistance with expenses related to training or education. Support services for rent, utilities and other needs may be available. Eligibility is based on household income and circumstances. GETCAP works in partnership with local community colleges and universities as well as other educational entities to encourage students to seek education. Short-term certificate programs are included in this effort as well as degree programs.

The app can be found at For more information, email Shawna Jordan at [email protected] or call (936) 615-0522.

Karen Swenson, Executive Director, said, “This is the best opportunity we’ve seen in years for comprehensive support to help individuals complete their training and degrees. This funding will probably not continue. We really hope that many people in rural East Texas will take advantage of this opportunity. The application process takes some time, but can be truly life changing.

For more information on all GETCAP support programs, visit the website:

GETCAP programs are accessible to everyone, regardless of race, sex, color or national origin.


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