Recent Grant Awards

Moody Foundation Grant

Award Amount: $250,000
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The 2023 Moody Foundation grant in the amount of $250,000 will bolster the Laredo College Campus Facilities Improvement Program.    This grant funding was generously awarded to assist Laredo College with high costs related to the $1.75 million renovation of Arechiga Hall which was orginally constructed in 1880.  This building was initially used as an officer's barracks by the U.S. Army and has been named a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark due to its historical and national significance.  This buidling has been used for faculty offices and academic programs over the past 76 years by Laredo College.  The National Register of Historic Places added Ft. McIntosh to its registered historic districts in 1975.   

Title V - DHSI Grant - Project LEAD

Award Amount: $3,000,000
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The 2023-2028 U.S. Department of Education - Title V - DHSI (Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions) Grant was awarded to Laredo College in the amount of $3,000,000 over a five-year grant period.  Project LEAD (Learning Engaging and Academic Support through Data Driven Action) will provide Hispanic, low-income and underserved students at Laredo College the academic and career pathways that foster retention, persistence and completion to graduation through student-centered high impact practices guided by gathered and analyzed data.    

 TWC - JET Grant - Truck Driving

Award Amount: $336,300
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The 2023 Texas Workforce Commission JET (Jobs and Education for Texans) grant was awarded in the amount of $336,300 to purchase state of the art simulation equipment for the Laredo College Truck Driving Program.  Three (3) simulators were procured in order to provide the most technologically advanced and safest training in the industry.  This equipment increases knowledge and provides valuable experience to Laredo College students.  It provides real world training scenarios that are not available live.