CTE Funding Spotlight: Health Paraprofessionals Skills Training and Workforce Development Grant
June 25, 2014
CTE Funding Spotlight: Health Paraprofessionals Skills Training and
Workforce Development Grant
The Health Resources and Services Administration at the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services recently announced a request for
applications for the Skills Training and Health Workforce Development of
Paraprofessionals grant, provided through the Health Careers Opportunity
Program (HCOP). The program seeks to train and expand the health
paraprofessional workforce to meet the employment needs of communities through
existing certificate training programs that provide a pathway to an associate
and/or bachelor's degree, as well as community partnerships to support job
placement with an emphasis on rural and underserved areas.
Grantees will be expected to expand the health
paraprofessional workforce by supporting education and training that result in
a certificate or license. The funding is to support students in community,
technical, and tribal colleges and universities who are seeking to obtain
formal training in a health paraprofessional field. Certificate training
program areas may include care coordinators, community health workers, dental
assistants, home health aides, medical assistants, patient navigators, outreach
workers, and other health paraprofessionals.
A total of $2 million is expected to be
available for 10 to 15 grantees. The
project period is three years, and applicants may apply for up to $200,000 per
year. Applications must be submitted by July 16, 2014. The full notice and
application packet are available here.