Thank you to all schools and communities for providing feedback about their needs and interests in a CNA pathway for students. Our Career Navigator team submitted a Youth Skills Training (YST) grant last week to create this for students in SE Minnesota. If our grant is chosen, we would receive up to $100,000 as seed money for a regional CNA pathway for qualifying students. Priority will be given to students with barriers, such as living in a low-income household, having a documented disability, being an English learner, or meeting other criteria. We are proud to have worked to make community partnerships so students can stay in their communities while working to earn certification as a nurse assistant. Grant recipients will be announced in February, 2021.
If I can help YOU with grant work for your school, please let me know! This grant-writing opportunity was a wonderful learning experience for me, and I'm happy to help you with any projects you have.