The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will release grant applications the week of July 9 to expand training opportunities to fill specific "high-need, high-The new Allied Health Professionals Education and Training Grants initiated and advocated for by WHA—included as a component of the Rural Wisconsin Initiative and included in the state’s 2017-2019 budget—is designed to help fill behavioral health specialists, certified nursing assistants, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, and surgical technologists and other high-demand positions identified in WHA’s Health Care Workforce 2017 Report.
Rural Wisconsin hospitals and clinics who form partnerships or consortia with education providers and health care systems will be eligible to apply for grants.
Funding can be used to develop and implement new education and training programs, or expand existing programs. This includes curriculum and faculty development, tuition, clinical site development and simulation expenses.
Priority will be given to partnerships serving communities with populations of less than 20,000.
Watch the DHS website
for the request for applications announcement tentatively scheduled for the week of July 9, 2018. The anticipated effective date of the grant is October 1, 2018.