National Center for Health Workforce Analysis

To provide for the development of information describing the health professions workforce and the analysis of workforce-related issues and to provide necessary information for decision-making regarding future directions in health professions and nursing programs in response to societal and professional

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Examples of Funded Projects

Regional Centers for Health Workforce Studies in California, Texas, New York, North Carolina, Washington, and Illinois.

Research studies providing supply and demand of pharmacists, nurses and physicians.


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 - Sarah Richards, Evaluation and Analysis Branch, Office of Workforce Evaluation and Qualify Assurance, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9-105, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 443-5452.
Website Address

www.hrsa.gov




Program Accomplishments

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds can be used to provide for targeted information collection and analysis activities related to health workforce, research on high priority workforce questions, the development of a nonfederal analytic and research infrastructure related to health workforce-related issues, and to conduct program evaluation and assessment.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Those eligible to apply are: State or local governments, health professions schools, schools of nursing, academic health centers, community-based health facilities, and other appropriate public or private nonprofit entities, including faith based and community based organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Those who will ultimately benefit from these grants are the local, rural, State, and Federal legislators and policy makers who will receive the information needed with which to make health workforce decisions.

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 in writing by a Notice of Grant Award issued from Headquarters Office.

Deadlines

www.hrsa.gov .

Authorization

Public health Service Act, Title VII; Section 761 and General Provisions Sections 791-799; 42 U.S.C. 294n, as amended; Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998; Public Law 105-392.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 6 months.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

At the end of the initial project period awardees may submit a competing continuation application for an additional 5 years of support.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Some cooperative agreements may require a matching requirement for State and local studies.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is available up to 5 years.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

A Progress Report must be submitted annually.

A financial status report must be submitted within 90 days after the end of each budget period.

Final progress and financial reports 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

(Grants) FY 07 $0; FY 08 est $0; and FY 09 est $0.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$50,000 to $400,000; $250,000.

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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Sarah Richards, Evaluation and Analysis Branch, Office of Workforce Evaluation and Qualify Assurance, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9-105, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-5452.

Headquarters Office

Grants Management Office: Rock 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

(1) The degree to which an applicant specializes in health workforce research. An applicant will be considered as specializing in health workforce research through identification of it's mission, health workforce research accomplishments, and dedicated staff to health workforce research. (2) The degree to which the applicant demonstrates State and National experience and accomplishments in health workforce issues and research directly supporting the BHPr National Center for Health Workforce Analysis and the BHPr priorities, health workforce distribution, racial/ethnic diversity of the health workforce, geriatrics, and genetics. Experience and accomplishments could be demonstrated through past or currently funded research. (3) The degree to which the applicant has health workforce research experience relevant to the proposed research project. For example, for a proposed research project that focuses on a given geographic area such as the U.S.-Mexico border, the applicant should demonstrate experience in conducting U.S.-Mexico border health workforce research. In terms of workforce discipline-specific studies, the applicant should demonstrate experience in conducting research on the given discipline. (4) The degree to which the applicant's proposed research includes: a well-developed background statement, clearly stated research objectives, clearly stated project activities and methodology, and a well-developed, reasonable management plan that will enable the successful completion of the project.



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