CNA Grant for Employees

The Idaho CNA Grant program supports people who want to earn their certified nursing assistant certificate but cannot afford to go to school full time. A student can get their education paid by their employer, along with getting paid for the hours they spend studying and being in class — just like being on the job. The sponsoring facility is then repaid by grant. It’s a win-win.

How to Participate

Step 1: Get Hired

  • Visit facilities who participate in the Caregiver Grant program and apply.
  • Get hired by a participating facility as a future CNA to start the grant process.

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Step 2: Get Your Education Paid

  • Work with your employer to enroll in a qualified Certified Nursing Assistant course.
  • The CNA course and all related costs will be paid by your employer.
  • Your wages will be paid while you are in class.
  • Successfully pass the CNA certification exam.

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Step 3: Get a $500 work bonus

  • Work for your employer as a CNA for at least 1,040 hours and receive a $500 bonus.
  • Your employer will provide opportunities to further your education through an apprenticeship program.

What does a CNA do?

A CNA helps residents with their healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)… find more

Earn While You Learn

Your employer will pay your education and wages while you are taking the nurse aide certification course.

Get $500 Work Bonus

When you work more than 6 months for the same employer, you will earn $500 bonus.


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