Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program(CGEP)

To train and educate nursing personnel in providing geriatric care for the elderly.

Examples of Funded Projects

Projects provide leadership and geriatric education for Registered Nurses and include activities that enhance the skills of other nursing personnel to provide geriatric care.


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - Program Contact: Nancy Douglas-Kersellius, Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Parklawn Building, Room 8C-26, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 443-6333.
Website Address

www.hrsa.gov



Program Accomplishments

In FY 2007 there were 19 non-competing continuation awards; and in FY 2008 there were 18 non-competing continuation awards.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants to develop and implement, in coordination with programs under section 753, programs and initiatives to train and educate individuals in providing geriatric care for the elderly.

Grants may be used to: Provide training to individuals who will provide geriatric care for the elderly; develop and disseminate curricula relating to the treatment of the health problems of elderly individuals; train faculty members in geriatrics; or provide continuing education to individuals who provide geriatric care.

Funds may be used for salaries of personnel specifically employed for the project; consultant fees; supplies and equipment necessary to conduct the project; essential personnel travel expenses and other expenses related to the project.

Restricted uses: Indirect costs are allowed for administrative costs incurred as a result of the project, limited to eight percent of direct costs.

Trainee expenses are not allowed.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are schools of nursing, academic health centers, a health care facility, a program leading to certification as a certified nurse assistant, a partnership of such a school and facility, or a partnership of such a program and facility, other appropriate public or private nonprofit entities; and for-profit entities capable of carrying out the legislative purpose.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Training is for nursing personnel who provide, or will provide, care for the elderly and faculty members.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should review the individual HRSA Guidance documents issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Grant applications and required forms for this program can be obtained from Grants.gov. Please visit the Grants.gov Web site at www.grants.gov to both find and apply for all Federal grant opportunities. All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee which will make funding recommendations to the Associate Administrator for the Bureau of Health Professions. The Associate Administrator has the authority to make final selections for awards.

Award Procedures

Notification is made electronically through a Notice of Grant Award issued from the Headquarters Office.

Deadlines

www.hrsa.gov .

Authorization

Public Health Service Act, Title VIII, Section 855, Nurse Reinvestment Act, Public Law 107-205.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 6 months after receipt of applications.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Competitive continuations may be submitted during the final budget period of the approved project period.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project periods are for 3 years.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

A progress report must be submitted for the second and subsequent budget periods within an approved project period.

Financial Status Reports are required within 90 days after the end of each budget period.

A final progress report and final financial status report must be submitted within 90 days after the end of the project period.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

All records must be maintained until expiration of 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If questions remain following the 3-uear period, such as those raised as a result of an audit or an on-going enforcement action, recipients must retain records until the matter is completely resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0350-0-1-550.

Obigations

FY 07 $3,206,392; FY 08 $3,016,826; and FY 09 est $3,016,826.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$58,000 to $216,000; $157,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 74 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations, as applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Program Contact: Nancy Douglas-Kersellius, Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Parklawn Building, Room 8C-26, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-6333.

Headquarters Office

Grants Management Office: Rick Goodman, Director, Division of Grants Management Operations, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11A-16. Health Services Branch: (301) 443-2385; Research and Training Branch: (301) 443-3099; Government and Special Focus Branch: (301) 443-3288.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of peer reviewers using the following criteria: A clearly stated project purpose; a documented need for the proposed project; the potential effectiveness of the proposed project; a clearly articulated project plan including evaluation of project objectives; a plan for addressing diversity and cultural competence; a comprehensive plan for project management; the reasonableness of the budget and fiscal plan; the presence of established and/or planned linkages with relevant entities.



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