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Department Of Labor Nursing Expansion Grant Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 17.268
Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Jan 20, 2023

Daniela Petchik


The Department Of Labor Nursing Expansion Grant Program will provide funding to address obstacles to training the nursing workforce and to expand and diversify the pipeline of qualified nursing professionals who can fill jobs in healthcare.

There are 2 training tracks.

  • Nurse Education Professional Track - Training new or upskilling experienced current or former nurses (including retired nurses) into advanced postsecondary credentialing necessary for nurses to become nursing instructors and educators
  • Nursing Career Pathways Track - Training participants as frontline healthcare professionals and paraprofessionals, including direct care workers, to advance along a career pathway and attain postsecondary credentials needed for middle- to high-skilled nursing occupations

Projects should advance racial equity and support for underserved communities, which include:

  • Black, Latino, Indigenous/Native American persons, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other persons of color
  • Members of religious minorities
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons
  • People with disabilities
  • Persons who live in rural areas
  • Persons adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality

Eligible applicants include:

  • Nonprofit healthcare organizations
  • Nonprofit trade, industry, and employer associations
  • Labor unions, labor-management organizations, and worker organizations
  • Education/training providers
  • Workforce development entities
  • Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $6,000,000
Award floor: $1,000,000
Project period: 60 months
Estimated number of awards: 25
Estimated total program funding: $80,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Tagged as
Health professions faculty · Health workforce · Health workforce education and training · Nurses

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