MDHHS announces $3.9 million for retention payments for direct care workers with home and community-based services

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Service (MDHHS) is announcing a $3.9 million project funded through the CARES Act that offers retention payments to newly hired direct care workers. MDHHS is partnering with three waiver agencies, Detroit Area Agency on Aging, Area Agency on Aging 1-B and Reliance Community Care Partners, to implement this project.

The goal is to hire and retain at least 2,000 new workers by Dec. 30, 2020. Newly hired direct
care workers are defined as individuals who have not worked as a direct care worker in-home
and community-based services for at least 60 days before the date of hire. Workers could
receive up to $1,600 if they complete training and 300 hours of work by Dec. 30.

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