Governor Kelly is allotting $50 million through the SPARK Nursing Initiative in an effort to help keep and recruit more frontline hospital workers

Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the state officials, the funds will help us retain and attract more frontline hospital workers as we continue to fight his virus.

Hospitals will receive an allocation based on the number of licensed, acute and intensive care unit beds in each facility.

The SPARK Executive Committee approved $50M in available funding for eligible hospital workers.

Qualified facilities may use the funding for either premium pay as defined in the American Rescue Plan Act or for funding a custom program designed by the facility to improve the retention of nursing resources and support personnel.  

To receive the allocation, hospitals must submit a completed application by October 29, 2021.

This story will be updated as new information become available.