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. For the grant period July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024, the Governor’s Budget Proposal includes $25,000,000. This is subject to appropriation by the General Assembly.

Allocations for Districts

FY2023 PATH Allocation

FY2024 PATH Allocations (forthcoming, subject to appropriation)

FY2024 Planning (subject to appropriation)

Districts must complete an Implementation Plan, Uniform Budget, and Uniform Application Cover Page to received funding in FY2024. Templates are linked below

Program Design

Implementation Plan Template

Uniform Budget Template

Uniform Grant Application Template

PATH Learning Community 4.12.23 FY2024 Planning PPT

PATH Learning Community 4.12.23 FY2024 Planning Recording

Grant Package Submissions are Due: June 1, 2023

Please direct questions about this funding opportunity to Natasha Allan, Senior Director for CTE, (natasha.allan@illinois.gov).

Archived Resources

FY 2023 PATH FAQ (updated 05.30.23)

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

PATH Learning Community Presentation 2.15.2023

PATH Outreach Presentation 2.15.2023

Stipend Guidance