Grants, Additional Funding Awarded To Help Address Nursing Shortage
The Employment Development Department this fall will administer $20 million in job training grants, some of which will fund projects to help address the nursing shortage, the Sacramento Bee reports. The grants, which also will address three other job categories, will be awarded under the Workforce Investment Act (McIntosh, Sacramento Bee, 8/12).
In related news, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) on Thursday announced that $2.75 million has been made available to help increase capacity at registered California nursing schools. The grants will be administered through the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Song-Brown Family Physician Training Act (Office of the Governor release, 8/11).