American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grants

Program Overview

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides funding for recruitment and retention of teachers and nurses, as well workforce development projects. 

Please read the Grant Application Guidance on this page before applying. 

Applications have exceeded the amount of funding allotted for this program. All applications received after November 1, 2022 will be assigned to a waitlist in case additional funding should become available. If you’d like to be notified of future funding availability, or learn about other NDOL programs that may support your project, please contact

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Nursing Recruitment and Retention Grant

This grant program provides premium pay for positions filled by licensed RNs, LPNs, or CNAs who provide in-person patient care.

Frequently Asked Questions PowerPoint Grant Recipients

Teachers Recruitment and Retention Grant

This grant program provides premium pay to support the recruitment and retention of (1) educators in the subject areas of mathematics, science, and career and technical education; and (2) childcare and early childhood education providers.

PowerPoint: Grades 6 - 12 Educators Frequently Asked Questions PowerPoint: Childcare & Early Childhood Educators Grant Recipients

Workforce Development Grants

This grant program provides funding for businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and other entities to provide eligible employment-related services to unemployed workers, underemployed workers, and other populations who suffered economic harm due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Eligibility Guide PowerPoint Grant Recipients