Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce Program (PATH)


To create, support, and expand the opportunities of individuals in the nursing pathway and select healthcare pathways to obtain credentials and degrees that allow them to enter and/or advance their careers in the healthcare industry.  Additionally, this grant aims to address the shortage of workers in the healthcare industry that have been exasperated by the COVID 19 pandemic.  Twenty-five (25) million dollars for a grant period of July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023.

Allocations for Districts

For more information and instructions on completing an Implementation Plan, review the Program Design.

Program Design

Templates for Submission by July 29, 2022 to whitney.thompson@illinois.gov

Implementation Plan Template

Uniform Budget Template

Uniform Grant Application Template

Please direct questions about this funding opportunity to Whitney Thompson, Deputy Director for Workforce Education, whitney.thompson@illinois.gov.

FY 2023 PATH FAQ (updated 10.5.22)

FY2023 PATH Grant Kick-off Zoom Meeting (VIDEO)

FY 2023 PATH Quarterly Report Template

FY 2023 PATH Emergency Rules

FY 2023 PATH Budget Modification Form