By: U.S. Department of Education

$80 million in grant funding available to train, expand, and diversify the nursing workforce for quality jobs.

WHAT IT DOES. The U.S Department of Labor’s Nursing Expansion Grant Program is designed to support nursing training programs to diversify the pipeline of nursing professionals able to fill these jobs and improve the nation’s healthcare system. This grant program places an emphasis on training people from historically marginalized and underrepresented populations to bring greater employment equity in underserved communities and improve healthcare workforce diversity.

The department’s Nursing Expansion Grant Program is driven by partnerships between public and private sector entities. These grants will support organizations that use worker-centered industry sector strategies to train nursing instructors or create nursing professional pathway programs. Applicants must propose training program models that solicit workers, unions, worker organizations and employers to build partnerships with community- based organizations and training institutions.