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Wraparound Services

The Gateway-In Project©: CNA & HHA provides students with a valuable opportunity for financial support during their 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. Use the appropriate form link below to send in your reimbursement request upon graduation.

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.
  • 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.
  • Please allow 45 business days from the day of submission before reaching out to staff for updates.
  • After your Melio Services direct deposit account is set up 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.

Northern/Central California = includes Monterey, Kern, Inyo, and above counties  |  Southern California = includes San Luis Obispo, San Bernardino and below counties

Expenses Eligible for Reimbursement

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

*Updated as of March 22, 2024  


  • 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
  • TB Test

(example here)


No receipts required for meals reimbursement!

  • Up to three (3) meals a day; first day of class to last day of class 
  • Breakfast: $13 (max)
  • Lunch: $15 (max)
  • Dinner: $26 (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


  • 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 only CNA students. 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.