CHEYENNE – The Department of Workforce Services has announced the application window for the new WyHealthTrain Grant has opened. The grant is funded by money received through the American Rescue Plan Act.

Wyoming residents who are newly enrolling in a healthcare career pathway through a Wyoming community college or the University of Wyoming for the Spring 2024 semester may be eligible for up to $10,000 toward the cost of completing a qualified healthcare program within a two-year timeframe. Interested applicants must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Became unemployed or underemployed during or as a result of the pandemic (March 13, 2020 – May 11, 2023).
  • Household income is at or below 300% of the federal poverty guidelines.

“It’s always exciting when we are able to announce the opening of a new grant program,” said Robin Sessions Cooley, Director of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. “However, the WyHealthTrain grant is especially exciting, given Wyoming’s need for workers in the healthcare industry. Whether a student is just out of high school, or a resident wishing to transition to a career in nursing or behavioral health, this grant may make a difference in the lives of many Wyomingites.”

Applications are due by Dec. 8 for those enrolling in the Spring semester. The WyHealthTrain team is hosting several upcoming Q&A sessions to help navigate the process; the next session is at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Register here.

For more information or to apply for the WyHealthTrain grant, please visit our website.