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Nevada to receive $2.5M rural healthcare grant

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Posted at 10:43 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 10:39:22-05

CARSON CITY KTNV) — Today, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a new $2.5 million H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant awarded to the state of Nevada that aims to strengthen the state’s efforts in developing the healthcare workforce through job placing programs in northern and rural communities.

“I am glad to see that the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation has been awarded a $2.5 million H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant," said Sisolak. “This is needed now more than ever and thanks to their efforts in securing this grant, our State will be better equipped to develop & train our healthcare workforce in our northern & rural communities.”

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The governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN) will lead the managing the distribution of the $2.5 million federal grant.

In partnership with Nevadaworks, key healthcare organizations, and training providers, the grant aims to expand a multitude of services including job placement, resume writing, job search assistance, and occupational skill training.

The services provided to northern and rural communities will help reduce employment barriers that hinder Nevada’s rural workforce from moving into middle-to-high skilled H-1B healthcare occupations.

For further details and the latest news regarding this grant, the public is encouraged to visit the governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation website found here.