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MiREACH Grant (Michigan Rural Enhanced Access to Careers in Healthcare)

Healthcare Industry

State Department and Agencies

Organizations Involved

Michigan Center for Rural Health; MiLEO; Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium; SEMCA/WIN; UP Michigan Works!; West Michigan Works!

Occupations Involved

Nursing Assistants; Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurses; Medical Assistants; Other Technologists and Technicians; Phlebotomists; Registered Nurses; Paramedics; Occupations Requiring an MSW

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issues Addressed

Attracting and training individuals to work in a healthcare profession


The MiREACH grant funds training and education in critical healthcare jobs for underrepresented Michiganders in order to fill workforce gaps, specifically in rural communities. It also helps employers recruit and upskill their current employees. Michigan Works! partners can provide wraparound services for MiREACH participants. The two main priorities of the grant are to 1) increase the number of individuals training in healthcare occupations directly impacting patient care and 2) alleviate healthcare workforce shortages by creating sustainable employment and training programs in healthcare occupations serving rural populations.

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