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Nursing Apprenticeship and Pipeline Grant Program

The Nursing Apprenticeship and Pipeline Grant Program is a grant opportunity for Vermont’s health care employers being issued by the Agency of Human Services per Act 183 of 2022 and Act 83 of 2022, Section 72 (as amended by Act 3 of 2023, Section 73). The intent of the Nursing Apprenticeship and Pipeline Grant Program is to: 1) Establish or expand partnerships with Vermont nursing schools to create nursing pipeline or apprenticeship programs to train members of the provider’s existing staff to become higher level nursing students, and 2) Provide funding for employees for tuition and fees at Vermont nursing schools and living costs while attending the program. Grants will be awarded through an application process, and funds will be distributed to successful applicants on a reimbursement basis following the close of the application period.

A total of $9,000,000.00 is available through the program. Successful applicants must disburse grant funds by September 30, 2026 and all program participants must be working in a higher-level nursing role by December 31, 2026.

Complete applications must be submitted to AHS via email to by July 14, 2023 at 11:59PM.

7/11/23 Update -  Due to the current State of Emergency, AHS will grant applicants a one-week extension through July 21, 2023 at 11:59PM.  Please email to request an extension.

6/12/24 Update - Funding for a second round of the Nursing Apprenticeship and Pipeline Program is no longer available. For more information about round one grants, please see this press release


Program Guidance and Application Materials


Please note that a completed Form W-9 is required as part of the application. A sample Form W-9 and instructions can be found here:


The Agency of Human Services held a webinar for potential applicants on Tuesday, June 13th.  The presentation and video are available here: Slideshow   Video


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