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					                         Notice of Funding Availability
       $2.5 Million in DOL Grants to Address LTC Workforce Challenges

Date: February 16, 2007                                             Contact: Suellen Galbraith

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) published a notice today
in the Federal Register announcing $2.5 million available in grant awards for "demand-driven regional
approaches to meeting the workforce challenges of the long-term care sector of the health care industry
under the President's High Growth Job Training Initiative." Applicants may be public, private for-profit, and
private non-profit organizations.

Applications are due April 5, 2007.

A Webinar for prospective applicants will be held for this grant competition on March 5, 2007. Access
information for the Webinar will be posted on the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training
Administration (ETA) Web site.

ETA believes that strategic partnerships between the workforce investment system, employers, and
education and training providers need to be in place in order to implement effective demand-driven training
and capacity building strategies and . It is anticipated that average individual awards will be approximately
$500,000. Grant funds are expected to contain at least the following five elements: (A) Strategic regional
partnerships; (B) data driven analysis of regional long-term care workforce challenges and solutions; (C)
systemic solutions to industry identified workforce challenges; (D) shared and leveraged resources for
implementation; and (E) clear and specific outcomes. Each of these characteristics will be reflected in the
ratings criteria Applications are due by April 5, 2007.

ANCOR providers and state associations are encouraged to consider developing or participating in a
partnership and applying for these grant awards.

For more Information:

To view a copy of the solicitation through the ETA website. here.

To view a copy of the ETA press release.

To view notice of March 5, 2007, check ETA Website on this initiative.

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