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Food Bank of the RGV Receives $20K Donation

Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, HCA Healthcare Foundation

The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley is the recipient of $20,000 in grants from the HCA Healthcare Foundation. The food bank will use the funds in its Coronavirus Resource Readiness and Response Campaign. HCA Healthcare Foundation is a a tax exempt trust and the philanthropic arm of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers. Locally, Valley Regional Medical Center and Rio Grande Regional Hospital are affiliates…

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UTRGV Professors Creating a Buzz

Joanne Rampersad-Ammons and Dongchul Kim are collaborating across disciplines to study the honeybee population in South Texas. (photo Paul Chouy, UTRGV)

Research by two UTRGV professors is monitoring the critical honeybee population in South Texas via tiny cameras placed on their hives. The research by Dongchul Kim and Joanne Rampersad-Ammons is receiving funding from a federal research grant from the USDA. Kim is an assistant professor of computer science and principal investigator on the project. Rampersad-Ammons is co-PI and professor in the School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences. “Applying Computer Vision…

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SBA Funds to Expand Small Business Exporting


The Texas Department of Agriculture is the recipient of a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support export growth among small businesses. The funds come through SBA’s competitive State Trade Expansion Program. “STEP is a great example of a true export development and promotion tool for preparing U.S. small businesses for international opportunities,” said District Director Angela Burton. “STEP grant awardees will offer the resources to help small businesses…

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Deadline Approaches for $7,500 McAllen Grant Competition

McAllen Business Plan Competition

The deadline for the 2019 McAllen Business Plan Competition is fast approaching. Applicants have until May 24 at 4:30 p.m. to submit their business plan to possibly receive $7,500 from the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Economic Development Corporation. The McAllen Business Plan Competition is an initiative to foster new business development in McAllen. The $7,500 prize goes to the applicant who presents the best and more feasible business plan.…

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TWC Awards STC Continuing Ed $600k

Thanks to funding provided by two significant grants awarded by Texas Workforce Commission, getting ahead is now easier than ever for continuing education students at South Texas College. Thanks to two grants, Continuing, Professional, and Workforce Education at STC will begin assisting students with low literacy skills who either lack a high school diploma or who may not have the skills needed for employment. A combined total of $659,340 comes…

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McAllen Awards STC $259K Job Training Grant

The Economic Development Corporation of McAllen presents South Texas College with a job-training grant to provide customized training related to advanced manufacturing within the city’s boundaries.

McAllen’s advanced manufacturing sector has received a boost thanks to a $259,440 job-training grant to South Texas College. Funds from the McAllen Development Corporation grant will provide customized training, as well as equipment, salaries and supplies. All aspects will come from STC’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing. “We need to put in place training opportunities and high-quality training so that we have the most competitive and best prepared workforce in the country which will attract companies to…

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Farm Grant Program Offers Up to $30K

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National produce distributor PRO*ACT invites qualifying local farms to apply for up to $30,000 from their grant program, Cultivating Change. The program offers a total of $85,000 to farms looking to fund new and innovative projects, The application process is currently open through Dec. 15. Afterwards, a group of industry professionals will conduct a panel review, while the general public votes on their favorites. Both voting and panel review will…

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STC Receives Grant to Pursue Latino Success

Adult Learner 360 Grant

South Texas College is the recipient of a $40,000 grant to scale and sustain learner success for adult Latino students. The Adult Learner 360 Grant comes from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning in partnership with Excelencia in Education. The initiative seeks to provide Hispanic Serving Institutions with tools and support to implement researched-based practices to improve outcomes for adult Latino students. The grant enables STC to participate in a three-year…

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TWC Awards STC Grant

The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded a $122,544 grant to The Division of Business, Public Safety and Technology at South Texas College is the recipient of a Texas Workforce Commission Grant. Funds will be used to conduct an eight-week training program that will cover basic maintenance of electrical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) and construction systems. (photo STC)

The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded South Texas College a grant to offer students comprehensive, academic and technical programs as well as high demand occupation training. The $122,544 grant will support STC’s Division of Business, Public Safety, and Technology‘s efforts in conducting an eight-week training program for students. The program will cover basic maintenance of electrical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning and refrigeration, and construction systems. Participants will also install basic components utilizing…

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Hidalgo Grant Program Offers Up to $20K

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Small business owners in Hidalgo County may be eligible for the Hidalgo County Small Town Economic Development Grant Program, offering up to $20,000. The business must be within Hidalgo County either within a municipality with a population of 20,000 or less or an unincorporated area within the county. The grant intends to encourage entrepreneurship, create critical jobs and advance commerce. In addition, it also aims to promote tourism to boost…

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