As you may be aware, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is set to make $52 million from the American Rescue Plan available to train healthcare workers to fill a range of in-demand professions affected by the pandemic. HHS is currently finalizing the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for this program but wanted to provide our general vision for the program to any interested stakeholders.
This program will support rural health networks to focus on training and placing workers in a number of high-need public health workforce tracks to serve rural communities.
Mark your calendars for a background briefing on this program with Tom Morris on Wednesday, September 29th at 3:00pm EDT. You can register for the meeting here. You will receive a Zoom link once you successfully register through the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub). Please have all attendees register separately. If your stakeholders might have an interest in learning more about this program, please pass along the webinar details to them. Because the application response period can vary greatly, there may not be adequate time for those who may want to apply to develop the relationships and commitments that will be necessary. Thus, the goal with this call is to help those with an interest in the program better understand the intent so they can start thinking about potential network members and other considerations in advance of the release of the program NOFO in November.