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  • Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

News NEW $42.5M in Grant Funding to Support Provider Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) and Human Services Workforce Development

  • Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) will award up to $42.5M in grants to support training, recruiting, and retaining initiatives that support provider home- and community-based services (HCBS) and human services workforce. This is one of several provider grants rolling out over the next six months, including the forthcoming Respite Innovation Grants and Provider Technology Grants.

Any Massachusetts provider, education/training institution, community organization, existing workforce program, or private foundation can apply.

Applications are due by 5:00PM on November 4.

Grant proposals must support workers in at least one of the below categories:

  • Direct Care Staff
  • Nurses
  • Behavioral Health Staff
  • Community Health Workers
  • Long-Term Service and Support (LTSS) Workers

Grant funds can be used for activities to train, recruit, or retain the above categories of workers. Examples of eligible funding proposals include developing internships or fellowships, expanding training programs, converting in-person training to online training, and making IT improvements.

More detailed lists of workers and activities that are eligible for funding can be found in the FAQs here.

For more information and answers for frequently asked questions, please visit the EOHHS website.

Don’t miss this chance to help your workforce!

Apply for the HCBS and Human Services Workforce Grant

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission 

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) provides services that break down barriers and empower people with disabilities to live life in their own terms. Our programs focus on training and employment, community living, and disability determination for federal benefit programs. We are change agents and community builders. And we put the people we serve at the heart of everything we do.

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