Funder: Department of Labor

Deadline: 11/13/2020

Award Details: Funding will be provided in the form of a grant. We expect availability of approximately $40 million to fund approximately 15-40 grants ranging from $500,000 to $2,500,000 based on the scope of the project.

Number of Awards: 40

Target Population: The intent of this grant program is to alleviate healthcare workforce shortages by creating sustainable employment and training programs in healthcare occupations (including behavioral and mental healthcare) serving rural populations.


Eligible grant leads will include:

  • Healthcare employers, and healthcare industry and/or occupation associations;
  • Nonprofit healthcare organizations affiliated with hospitals and other medical facilities;
  • Organizations designated as “Primary Care Associations” by Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA);
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State and Local WDBs, under Sections 101 and 107 of WIOA (29 U.S.C. 3111 and 3122); Indian/Native American Tribal Government (federally recognized); and
  • Native American Program entities eligible for funding under Section 166 of WIOA (29 U.S.C. 3221).

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