Nevada Nurse Apprentice Program

       Nevada Rural Hospital Partners Foundation

Nurse Apprentice Program ARPA Grant 



This Participation Agreement (hereafter “agreement”) is entered into between (hereafter “facility”) and the Nevada Rural Hospital Partners Foundation (NRHPF) on .

This agreement provides the commitment of NRHPF, a nonprofit organization, to provide funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) via a subaward from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division or Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) for qualifying facilities who have hired Apprentice Nurses from March 1, 2022 to February 28, 2025.

The Nurse Apprentice Program ARPA grant has three main components of funding that the facility may receive:

  1. Reimbursement of each Nurse Apprentice's salary defined at an hourly rate of $25.00. (Requests must be submitted for exact number of hours worked. No rounding.)
  2. Reimbursement of an hourly rate of $3.00 for the Registered Nurse supervising the Nurse Apprentice; and
  3. Availability of funding for a retention/sign-on bonus of up to $4,000 upon graduation and licensure of the Apprentice Nurse to Registered Nurse with proof of employment agreement from the facility. (Must provide license number of registered nurse)

Funding available to the Nurse Apprentice residing over 50 miles from the employing facility. This funding will be provided directly to the Nurse Apprentice at the GSA rates for food per diem, mileage, and lodging if needed (with lodging receipt required).

NRHPF agrees to perform the following functions:

  • Promote the Nevada State Board of Nursing (NSBN) Nurse Apprentice Program (NAP).
  • Create a secured website to facilitate participation in the NAP ARPA Grant. 
  • Distribute monthly Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) payments to participating facilities.
  • Audit the facility program for compliance with this agreement.
  • Monitor and Report to DPBH and legislative committees the benefit and utilization of the Nurse Apprentice Program ARPA grant funds.


Facility agrees to perform the following functions:

  • Conform with the requirements of the Nevada State Board of Nursing (NSBN) Nurse Apprentice Program (NAP) requirements.
  • Ensure that Nurse Apprentice is a W-2 employee of the facility.
  • Utilize the secured portal to provide required information to NRHPF including submissions of proof of time worked by each Nurse Apprentice by the 10th of each month for work performed the prior month.
  • Accept monthly payments via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
  • Agree to provide Nurse Apprentice with information on potential travel reimbursement funding from NRHPF
  • Agree to provide retention information related to the Nurse Apprentice to NRHPF for a 3-year period post hire and signature of full-time employment retention agreement.


This agreement was authorized by , : By signing this agreement, you are agreeing to participate in Nurse Apprentice ARPA Grant Program. 

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Document name: {{gravity-field-id-1}}-NAP - ARPA Grant Participation Agreement
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