In order to help remove barriers to participation and encourage completion of the training, HRSA has provided the CHW CORE Training Program with funding to support trainees with a monetary incentive in the form of a living expense stipend.
Please note that this stipend only applies to apprenticeships for trainees beginning the program after January 1st, 2021.
How is the stipend distributed?
Each trainee working at an apprenticeship site will receive a stipend. This stipend is divided evenly over the program period; apprenticeship and experiential trainees receive $625 per month for a full year, for a total of up to $7500.
What do I need to be eligible for the stipend?
Trainees are eligible for the stipend if:
They are over the age of 18.
They are a US citizen or permanent resident.
They are a resident of Pennsylvania or New Castle County, Delaware.
When can I expect to receive the stipend payments?
Trainees at experiential sites are expected to submit monthly overviews of their work, as well as trimonthly reports from their supervisor on site. Once a month, the CHW CORE determines all trainees that have met their benchmark requirements for a stipend payment. If a trainee has completed all necessary paperwork and completed benchmarks for a stipend, their payment will be entered into PHMC's invoice system, to be paid out after completing the approval process (usually 30-45 days later). Otherwise, payment for that stipend will be delayed until they have completed those requirements.
Trainees WILL NOT receive their stipend earlier if they complete the benchmarks for a later month; payments will be entered at their respective months regardless of whether the trainings were completed earlier.