Get Paid to Earn Your CNA
Recognizing the value of a healthcare related education, the Idaho Health Care Association Foundation and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare offer grants for eligible Idaho residents.
Interested in applying for the CNA Grants Program?
Interested in participating in the CNA Grants Program?
About the Caregiver (CNA) Grant Program
The Caregiver Grant allows registered nursing homes a way to help new hires get certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant or CNA. The grant encourages people to apply for a community college program to become CNAs. The grant will pay for their training as well as their wages during the training. Those entering the program will be paired with a participating facility in their area for employment. The grant will also help facilities decrease turnover and increase the use of apprenticeships to help CNAs grow and develop their careers within the facility.
Eighty-seven percent of skilled nursing facilities in Idaho are currently hiring Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and have had open CNA positions for some time.
Idaho facilities cannot meet the needs of residents in their care without a sufficient number of competent caregivers. The Idaho Health Care Association Foundation and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare have been awarded a grant to fund a program to encourage individuals to choose caregiver careers.
The goals of this project are to:
- Encourage individuals to enter caregiver careers;
- Aim to improve the training & orientation that is provided by the facilities;
- Help maintain a sufficient number of competent caregivers to meet the needs of residents in Idaho SNFs;
- Reduce caregiver turnover.