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11 Grants for Healthcare Workers

Suppose you run a hospital, a federally qualified health center (FQHC), or a nurse or doctor training program. In that case, you may wonder if there are grants to help expand your workforce, entice people to enter the workforce or help students pay off loans.

There is no shortage of news and media articles that cite the need to rebuild the USA’s healthcare system- and that starts with attracting people into the field.

Particularly after the pandemic, there is a heightened awareness of how vital our frontline healthcare workers are to the health and safety of our nation.

As an organizational leader, you know hiring enough healthcare workers to meet the need while preparing for a surge can be a challenge.

The federal government has noticed and is putting additional grant money towards hiring and training programs that are scalable, address health equity, and provide a “step up.” For example, programs that train Licensed Nurse Practitioners to become Registered Nurses.

Finding and securing public grants to meet the needs of healthcare organizations is the core of our work at SGR. And the great news is that there are many opportunities for you.

Using the USA’s federal government Assistance Listings at, formerly the Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA), we compiled a list of 11 grant programs that fund healthcare workforce and nursing programs.

Assistance listings are detailed public descriptions of federal programs that provide grants, loans, scholarships, insurance, and other assistance awards. You may browse assistance listings across all government agencies to learn about potential funding sources.

Check out our list of grants and funders to find one right for you!

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

93.912 Rural Health Care Services Outreach, Rural Health Network Development, and Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement

93.908 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

93.359 Nurse Education, Practice Quality, and Retention Grants

93.303 Nurse Corps Scholarship

93.342 Health Professions Student Loans, Including Primary Care Loans and Loans for Disadvantaged Students

93.117 Preventive Medicine Residency

93.165 Grants to States for Loan Repayment

93.247 Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Grant Program

Department of Labor (DOL)

17.268 H-1B Job Training Grants

Veterans Affairs (VA)

64.053 Payments to States for Programs to Promote the Hiring and Retention of Nurses at State Veterans Homes

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

93.978 Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Provider Education Grants

If one of these opportunities is a fit for you, we would love to be part of your team.

SGR develops competitive federal grant application packages for our customers applying for grants or cooperative agreements with SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), HRSA (Health Resources Services Administration), ACF (Administration for Children and Families), and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Using our 7-step grant development process, you will never have to worry about your competitive edge or missing a deadline. Click here to learn more about our Government Grant Application Package development process.

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