Date: May 31, 2022
Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program: HRSA-22-124
The application deadline is June 14, 2022.
The CHW Training Program is focused on expanding the public health workforce by training 13,000 CHWs, as well as building their knowledge and skills. The funding opportunity will provide education and on-the-job training to build the pipeline of CHWs.
Approximately 75 grantees will receive a total of $226.5 million over a period of three years.
Additional information on requirement for approval of training programs
Applicants must demonstrate that their training or apprenticeship program is approved by a national, state, or local authority. There are several options for providing this information:
- Health professions schools and academic health center applicants must provide a copy of their active national accreditation.
- Certificate training program applicants or partners providing certificate training must provide either:
- a copy of their accreditation by a nationally recognized accrediting agency, as specified by the U.S. Department of Education, or
- proof of approval by their state or local government to provide a CHW or health support worker certificate training program.
- Current Active Registered Apprenticeship sites must submit a copy of documentation such as a certificate of approved registration, from the U.S. Department of Labor or a state/local organization
- Other applicants such as community-based organizations, community health centers, and FQHCs must provide:
- proof of non-profit status and/or
- proof of health center accreditation
- If you are applying in a state that does not recognize or certify CHW training programs, you may provide a letter from a local public health department, which is considered a branch of local government, as proof of approval.
You may apply for this funding opportunity if your program is in the process of becoming accredited or approved. However:
- You must include supporting documentation demonstrating that you are in the process of seeking approval or gaining accreditation.
- Provisional accreditation or approval must be finalized before the date of award.
- Existing registered apprenticeship programs must provide documentation of registration from the U.S. Department of Labor or a state/local organizations.
- New apprenticeship programs can become registered and stood up as part of the grant project.
Page 10 of the Notice of Funding Opportunity states “All other eligible entities must be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency, and provide a copy of their active accreditation or active approval from state government as specified by the U.S. Department of Education, or must be approved by the state or local government to provide a CHW, or public health-related health support worker certificate training program.” For the purposes of this NOFO, “all other eligible entities” refers to those entities that will be providing the certificate training portion of the program. This can be the lead applicant or their partner.
Learn more about this opportunity and watch the recorded Q&A session.