Del. hospitals, healthcare facilities to receive $75 million in workforce support

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WILMINGTON, Del. – Delaware hospitals, long-term care facilities, and 24/7 state facilities will soon receive more than $75 million to support staffing shortages and those working in these facilities.

Governor John Carney made the announcement on Wednesday, with the funding coming from the American Rescue Plan Act. This new funding can be used to make recruitment and retention payments to Delawareans working on the frontlines of the pandemic in facilities that are facing significant staffing shortages.

This new funding from the American Rescue Plan will help Delaware hospitals, long-term care facilities, and State of Delaware facilities keep workers who have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis – and recruit qualified new workers into these critical roles,” said Governor Carney. “That’s exactly how this federal funding was meant to be used, and it will help these industries stabilize their workforces so we can continue fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at full strength. Most importantly, I want to thank our health care workers, emergency response personnel, and all those Delawareans who have gotten us through a difficult 19 months.”

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