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Wraparound Services

The Gateway-In Project© provides students with a valuable opportunity for financial support during their CNA and HHA training journey. Each eligible student is entitled to receive up to $3,000 in reimbursement, assisting them in offsetting the costs associated with their program participation. This financial support is referred to as a "wraparound fund," aimed at easing the financial burden on students. Students have a 30-day window following their graduation to submit their reimbursement requests.

How do I get my reimbursement?

  •  Throughout your training, keep track of all expenses and receipts.
  •  Upon graduation, complete and submit the reimbursement request form (provided by your program coordinator) with all supporting receipts – see this example on how to complete the reimbursement form.
  •  Keep a look out for confirmation by email. We will send any updates or corrections needed via email.
  •  Within 45 business days, you'll receive an email from Melio Services with instructions to create a secure account for direct deposit*. The Gateway-In Project© staff does not need or see your banking information. Please note that all submitted reimbursement forms go to The Gateway-In Project© Managers for processing, so no need to ask coordinators for status updates.
  •  Please allow 45 business days before reaching out to staff for updates.
  • After your Melio Services direct deposit account is setup and your request has been processed, you'll receive funds via direct deposit.

*If you prefer a check, please contact The Gateway-In Project© staff upon submitting your reimbursement.

Expenses Eligible for Reimbursement

All wraparound service items require receipts for reimbursement unless noted. Contact us if you have questions about wraparound services.  


  • Uniforms
  • Shoes: Two (2) pairs, $100 each (max)
  • Secondhand watch: $50 (max)
  • Study tools, extra textbooks, pens, pencils, paper, etc
  • State exam fee: Up to three (3) times, then the course will need to be taken again
  • CPR
  • Livescan
  • Physical

No receipts required for meals reimbursement!

  • Up to three (3) meals a day; first day of class to last day of class 
  • Breakfast: $15 (max)
  • Lunch: $20 (max)
  • Dinner: $30 (max)

(example here)


Mileage (example here)

  • No receipts required for mileage reimbursement!
  • GPS backup required - to and from: school, clinical, childcare, livescan, TB, testing site, CPR, vaccination sites, and interviews

Ride shares (example here)

  • To and from: school, clinical, childcare, livescan, TB, testing site, CPR, vaccination sites, and interviews
  • A Lyft can be reserved by The Gateway-In Project© staff - must request 48 hours in advance
  • Certified childcare only
  • Childcare from the start date of your training to your certification test date (max)
  • Reminder: The overall budget is $3,000 which means that if you have high childcare costs, there may not be any remaining funds for other expenses.

(example here)

Computer/Tablets (CNA students only)

Any need for a laptop or tablet during training will be established during the CNA application interview.

  • Upon approval, The Gateway-In Project© staff can order a Dell laptop computer for a CNA student. This request requires 3-4 weeks before training begins. Tablets can be purchased in lieu of a laptop computer (max of $550).
  • Any computer or tablet purchase MUST be approved by The Gateway-In Project© staff prior to purchase. 
  • If there is limited time, case-by-case exceptions may be made for students to purchase their own laptop (max of $550). If a graduate paid more for a computer, The Gateway-In Project© will reimburse up to $550. Receipts are required for reimbursement. 


Rent (CNA students only)
  • One (1) month of rent to support with financial hardship.
    For example: If the class is 7/16/23-9/16/23, The Gateway-In Project© will not pay three (3) months of rent, as CNA classes only last from 25- 30 days.
  • One (1) month of utilities such as gas, water, power, internet, and phone bills.

Students may need temporary stays, such as hotel/motel lodgings, to be near state tests or lab/skills training. 
  • Case-by-case exceptions may be made for students for The Gateway-In Project© staff to purchase lodging.
  • Must be approved by The Gateway-In Project© staff prior to purchase.