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Tuition Waivers Provided by the NNJHPC Grant

Grant Information and Qualifications

Program Details
County College of Morris (CCM) has launched the Northern New Jersey Health Professions Pathways Grant to provide qualified low-income individuals with free educational opportunities and support services in one of several health professions educational programs. The program, supported with a $1.3 million grant from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers free enrollment in certificate programs for eight healthcare fields: Certified Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Certified Electronic Health Record Systems Technologist, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician, and Pharmacy Technician. Eligible students will be enrolled in courses offered by the Continuing Education division of the college. Depending on the program, classes are offered either on the CCM Randolph campus, the college’s location in Morristown or through the Morris County School of Technology in Denville.

Do I Qualify?
Screening for eligible grant recipients is based on the following:
 
-Employment Status: The program is aimed at individuals who are unemployed or underemployed. During the interview process, your background and career goals will be assessed to determine the program that will best suit you and increase your marketability to employers.

-Education: Students must have a high school diploma or GED to enroll in most programs. *Note: some programs may require an Associate’s Degree or higher.

-Household Income:

2014 Low-Income

Number of
Family Members

Not Employed
185% of Poverty Level

Employed
220% of Poverty Level

 1

 $21,590

 $25,674

 2

 $29,101

 $34,606

 3

 $36,612

 $43,538

 4

 $44,123

 $52,470

 5

 $51,634

 $61,402

 6

 $59,145

 $70,334

 7

 $66,656

 $79,266 

 8

 $74,167

$88,198

 Add-On for
Additional
Persons

 $7,511

$8,932 

 
An eligibility evaluation will be conducted at which you will be required to show proof of all income/benefits/wages earned in the last 6 months for yourself and any dependent family members in your household--income includes salary, alimony, interest from savings, child support, unemployment, social security, dividends, rental income, or other items claimed on your yearly income taxes.

A study funded by the federal government is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.

-Pre-Enrollment Testing:
All individuals are required to take an Adult Basic Skills exam to assess their knowledge prior to enrollment. If scores are below the acceptable range, tutoring services are available to assist you in meeting the program standards.


Employment Outlook and Career Services
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare will generate 3.2 million new jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry, largely in response to rapid growth in the elderly population and longer life expectancies. In addition, projected retirements for current healthcare workers will necessitate a pipeline of skilled individuals ready to enter healthcare occupations. The college does have services available to assist you in your job search as you complete your training program. The goal of the program is to help you obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a successful job search and obtain employment.

How Do I Get Started?
Individuals who are interested in applying for this healthcare training grant can contact Barbara McShane, Learning Specialist, at 973-328-5735 or bmcshane@ccm.edu. All applicants will be required to complete an application, and must be available for telephone and in-person eligibility interviews.


Please Note: Due to the high volume of calls and grant applications being processed, we are asking those interested to be please be patient. You will be contacted as soon as possible, and in the order in which your information was received. Interview scheduling and eligibility determination occurs on a rolling basis.

This activity/program has been partially funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families through the Northern New Jersey Health Professions Consortium (Grant Number 90FX0001). This document was supported by Grant Number 90FX0001 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.