Staff – The Corsair
Pensacola State College has been awarded a federal grant to the sum of $8.5 million which will help eligible individuals with training and supportive services while enrolled in nursing or other healthcare programs. It will be distributed in yearly installments of about $1.6 to $1.7 million a year over the next five years.
According to President Ed Meadows in a press conference yesterday, the grant will provide a “new holistic approach to providing support to students” in Pensacola State’s Nursing and Health Care programs.
The executive director of Workforce Escarosa, Susan Nelms was also at the press conference. She added that this grant may also assist students with transportation and childcare services.
That grant comes from a joint effort between several businesses and non-profit organizations including Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida, Escarosa Coalition for the Homeless and Baptist Health Care.