Joint Finance Committee Authorizes Funding for Personal Care Training Grants!

The Joint Finance Committee voted 11-4 on May 16 to add language to the state budget that directs the Department of Workforce Development to award Fast Forward grants to personal care agencies this biennium for “a grant program that promotes the attraction and retention of personal care workers who provide home-based and community-based care, and that focuses on quality care.”

 This is a direct result of WPSA’s advocacy in the state capitol!

There are $4.5 million in available funds in the Fast Forward grant program during the biennium that could be accessed by personal care agencies and other employers.