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NEPA Health Care Foundation Launches New Initative, Careers in Care


NEPA Health Care Foundation Launches New Initative, Careers in Care

Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation announces the launch of Careers in Care—a brand-new $1.5 million, three-year strategic initiative focused on feeding the regional pipeline of the healthcare workforce as well as support for growth and retention for the nursing profession in Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties.

The new initiative comes as the next step following a year-long strategic pause on the traditional grant-making process and the completion of a regional listening tour last year. From the regional listening tour, it was evident that there is a great demand for nurses at all levels, and that each level has its own particular set of challenges and opportunities including staffing shortages and high turnover rate problems which can directly affect patient care.

In addition to opportunities to support the nursing profession, conversations indicated how healthcare workforce pipeline programs can lead to increased enrollment and success in healthcare education institutions as well as increase the pool of candidates for employment in the regional healthcare sector. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation is interested in exploring partnerships and strategies that would help to increase the healthcare workforce capacity at various educational levels.

Careers in Care will partner with organizations and entities throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties to prioritize support for the nursing profession and healthcare workforce pipeline programs.

As the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation celebrates its tenth anniversary of providing funding for healthcare needs in Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming County, Careers in Care aims to make a focused impact on the healthcare workforce across Northeastern Pennsylvania over the next three years. The Foundation is hopeful that Careers in Care will positively impact current and future care delivery in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Grant Application Process

Careers in Care at the NEPA Health Care Foundation has one grant cycle annually. 

The grant application process is streamlined through an online grant management portal administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation. The grant application process begins with submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) through the online portal.

LOIs will be due by Monday, June 1, 2020.

To submit an LOI, you will need to first create an account in our online grant management portal. All applicants are required to create an account. [Please note: your LOI/grant application can be saved as a draft, and when you log on again it’s easy to return to that draft, make edits, and submit the application when you’re ready to do so.]

Scranton Area Community Foundation’s Online Grant Management Portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=safdn

All submitted LOIs will be reviewed and select organizations will be invited to submit a full grant application through the online portal before the grant application deadline.

If invited to submit a full grant application, the application will be due by Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Please note that the NEPA Health Care Foundation will ONLY accept grant requests through the online portal. No paper or emailed applications will be accepted.

If you have any questions about our grant application process, please contact us at 570-347-6203, ext. 301 or grants@safdn.org.

For more information about the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation, please visit http://nepahealthcarefoundation.org/

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the people of the region and particularly those most vulnerable and most underserved of the population. The Scranton Area Community Foundation proudly serves as the administrator of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation.

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