DOL Announces $80 Million Grant Program for Nurse TrainingNursing Expansion Grant Program with $80 million in grants, the department announced Monday.
In a recent McKnight's Senior Living article, it was reported that the “funding covers nursing at all levels, including ‘paraprofessional' staff like [certified nursing assistants], so grant recipients can target the funding to the areas of greatest need,” the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living told the McKnight's Business Daily. “The funding covers recruitment and retention efforts as well, which is important to consider as we look at longer term solutions. This is a great way to build partnerships to develop the continuum of staff in our settings.”
AHCA / NCAL called the funding “welcome news,” but added that “much more is still needed to address the nationwide nursing shortage and specifically, the long-term care labor crisis.
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