The Biden administration recently awarded grants to 32 workforce training partnerships as part of its $500 million Good Jobs Challenge.
The funding is intended to give companies a boost in a tough economy, and provide resources for workplace development and expansion.
"Thanks to funding from the American Rescue Plan, the Commerce Department is able to make once-in-a-generation investments in industry-driven, and locally-led workforce systems that will create high-quality jobs and accelerate regional economic growth, especially for underserved communities," Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimonda said in an Aug. 3 press release.
Sixteen companies with projects focusing on health and health tech hiring and improvement were chosen to receive a portion of the $500 million grant.
Here are the 16 health project companies chosen for the Good Jobs Challenge:
Alaska Primary Care Association ($9.7 million)
Charleston (S.C.) Chamber Foundation ($8.4 million)
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership ($18.5 million)
City of Birmingham, Ala. ($10.8 million)
City of Springfield, Mo. ($17.5 million)
Dallas College ($8.8 million)
Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston ($23 million)
Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees ($22.9 million)
Nevadaworks ($14.9 million)
North Central New Mexico Economic Development District ($6.4 million)
Office of Workforce Strategy, Connecticut ($23.9 million)
Philadelphia Works ($22.8 million)
United Way of Central Iowa ($1.8 million)
University of Hawaii ($16.4 million)
Washington Student Achievement Council ($23.5 million)
Workforce Solutions Rural Capital, Texas ($12.1 million)