The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $25 million Health Profession Opportunity grant to San Diego County. The funding will be used to help low-income residents train for healthcare jobs.
The San Diego Workforce Partnership, a nonprofit organization that provides job training, will administer the grant. The money will be given to the county in $5 million increments during the next five years, according to an article by the San Diego Union-Tribune.
The funding will specifically be used to subsidize the cost of job training programs; tuition for classes at trade schools, community colleges and universities; and costs for transportation and child daycare services.
Some candidates will be asked to complete a California criminal records check before they can participate in the program. Visit http://www.easybackgroundchecks.com/ca-california-background-check.htm to learn more.
The grant will ultimately help fill the job openings that are expected at local hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, dental centers, medical laboratories, and other healthcare facilities in the coming years. The grant program was funded by the Affordable Care Act passed earlier this year.
San Diego County was among 32 nonprofit groups, local government agencies, and community colleges throughout 23 states to receive a total of $67 million from DHHS. The county also was the only entity to receive a Health Profession Opportunity grant in California.