We are always looking for opportunities to expand our programs and collaborate with community partners. We have a long history of successfully building upon our employers’ contributions with government-funded programs and private foundation grants that broaden our reach and help us better serve our members and the industry.
The Robin Hood Foundation
Since 2007, the Robin Hood Foundation has provided over $4 million in support of our training and upgrading programs. In 2016–2017, the Foundation provided $350,000 to: support staff activities and related overhead directed to the training, placement and retention of home health aides; support the cost of training and upgrading personal care aides to become home health aides; and pilot an initiative to train incumbent home health aides to become community health workers.
|Year||Job Title Upgrade the Grant Supports*||Grant Period||Total Award|
|2007||Certified Nursing Assistant||1/1/07 — 12/31/07||$300,000|
|2008||Certified Nursing Assistant||1/31/08 — 2/28/09||$300,000|
|2009||Certified Nursing Assistant||2/13/09 — 3/31/10||$225,000|
|2009||Licensed Practical Nurse||11/12/08 — 6/30/11||$215,000|
|2010||Enhanced Home Health Aide||4/22/10 — 3/31/11||$575,000|
|2011||Enhanced Home Health Aide & Citizenship||5/4/11 — 4/31/12||$460,000|
|2012||Enhanced Home Health Aide||5/4/12 — 4/31/13||$260,000|
|2012||Hurricane Sandy Relief||12/1/12 — 5/31/13||$25,000|
|2013||Enhanced Home Health Aide||5/4/13 — 4/30/14||$485,000|
|2014||Enhanced Home Health Aide, Personal Care Aide to Home Health Aide Upgrade and Community Health Worker*||5/4/14 — 4/30/15||$485,000|
|2015||Enhanced Home Health Aide, Personal Care Aide to Home Health Aide Upgrade||5/4/15 — 4/30/16||$390,000|
|2016||Enhanced Home Health Aide||7/1/16 — 6/30/17||$350,000|
*Robin Hood grants support training and education for home care workers who wish to upgrade to healthcare professions and titles.
New York State Department of Labor Hazard Abatement Board Grant
Since 2009, the New York State Department of Labor has provided over $1 million in support of our workplace safety programs. The 2016-2017 Hazard Abatement Board Grant provided nearly $220,000 for our Safe Environments Program. This program will train 8,941 home care workers to: identify and evaluate workplace hazards, and use practical, cost-effective hazard control measures; create and maintain a safe workplace, and inspire others to engage in good health and safety practices; and engage in activities that foster compliance with regulations and prevent workplace accidents, illnesses and injuries. The training covers potential safety issues like: biological agents/infection control; violent environments; slips, trips and falls; disaster preparedness; stress in the workplace; ergonomic awareness; patient-handling solutions; and transportation hazards.
|New York State Hazard Abatement Board Grant – Number||Time Period||Total Award|
|C013393||August 2009 – July 2010||$62,472|
|C013745||August 2010 – July 2011||$62,432|
|C014099||August 2011 – July 2012||$75,381|
|C014474||August 2012 – July 2013||$107,610|
|C014750||August 2013 – July 2014||$119,087|
|C015030||August 2014 – July 2015||$150,790|
|C015245||August 2015 – July 2016||$229,019|
|Current award||August 2016 – July 2017||$219,822|