HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday announced a new plan to address the statewide shortages in nursing and behavioral health providers.
The state is launching a three-year higher education program to increase opportunities for aspiring nurses and social workers.
It will offer tuition assistance to state colleges and universities to incentivize low-income and minority students to enter accelerated programs.
"Being able to get that degree earlier, that accelerated program. A lot of education just takes too darn long and is too expensive, and this solves both of these things. We need you now," Lamont said.
The $35 million initiative is funded with funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.
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