Pennsylvania Leadership Details $225 Million Appropriation to Support Health Care Workforce

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf’s administration shared details of the $225 million appropriations in Act 2 of 2022, which will support the health care workforce needs of hospitals and behavioral health providers, including $15 million to quadruple the funds available for the nurse loan forgiveness program at Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). This legislation received bipartisan support in the General Assembly, and Governor Wolf signed it into law in January. Funding will come from the federal American Rescue Plan Act and will be distributed to eligible hospitals and behavioral health providers across the commonwealth.