ARRA Public Health Traineeship Program

To support traineeships for students in graduate educational programs in accredited schools of public health and to other public or nonprofit private institutions accredited for the provision of graduate or specialized training in Public Health which offer graduate programs for training in Public Health
fields with a severe shortage for medically underserved populations, as funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), e.g.: (1) Biostatistics; (2) epidemiology; (3) environmental health; (4) toxicology; (5) nutrition; and (6) maternal and child health.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Support of trainees who are pursuing a graduate course of study in: (1) biostatistics (2) epidemiology; (3) environmental health; (4) nutrition; (5) toxicology; and (6) maternal and child health.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available


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 - See Regional Agency Offices.

Elsie Quinones, Acting Chief, Geriatrics and Public Health Branch, Division of Diversity and Interdisciplinary Education, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9-36, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: 301-443-5244 and Email equinones@hrsa.gov.


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant funds may be used only to support students enrolled in grant-eligible graduate programs for severe shortage public health professions.

Students pursuing joint degrees such as the MPH/MD, MPH/MSN, MPH/MSA, etc., are eligible for traineeship support for completion of their public health degree only.

Funding may not be sought for courses or other expenses related to their non-public health degree curriculum.

Funding may not be used to support residency requirements.

Traineeship expenditures are limited to payment of stipends, tuition and fees in accordance with the institution s established rates, and a transportation allowance on an individual trainee basis when prior approval has been obtained from the Grants Management Officer.

Grantees may not spend grant funds for sectarian instruction or for any religious purpose.

Use of traineeship funds for indirect cost (overhead) of the trainee institution is not authorized.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Health/Medical

Beneficiary Eligibility

Public nonprofit institution/organization; Health Professional

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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. HRSA is requiring all applicants applying for funding opportunities to apply electronically through Grants.gov. Grantee Organizations must register with Grants.gov (if not already registered). All applicants must submit in this manner unless the applicant is granted a written exemption from this requirement in advance by the Director of HRSA s Division of Grants Policy. To submit an application electronically, use the http://www.Grants.gov apply site. When using Grants.gov you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it off-line, and then upload and submit the application via the Grants.gov site.

Grantees must request an exemption in writing from DGPWaivers@hrsa.gov, and provide details as to why they are technologically unable to submit electronically through the Grants.gov portal. Make sure you specify the announcement number you are seeking relief for. As indicated, HRSA and its Grants Application Center (GAC) will only accept paper applications from applicants that received prior written approval.

This is a formula-based award. 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 the Headquarters Office.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) , Public Law 111-5.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

At the end of the initial project period, competing continuation applications may be submitted for up to three (3) years of support.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

It is expected that awards will be made for up to 2 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Notice of Grant Award.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

All projects funded with ARRA funds are subject to special quarterly reporting requirements as outlined in Section 1512 of the Recovery Act.

A Uniform Progress Report must be submitted via on-line for the current reporting period via the Bureau s web page www.bhpr.hrsa.gov/grants, click on Grantee Reports.

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

Cash reports are not applicable.

All projects funded with ARRA funds are subject to special quarterly reporting requirements as outlined in Section 1512 of the Recovery Act.

A Uniform Progress Report must be submitted via on-line for the current reporting period via the Bureau s web page www.bhpr.hrsa.gov/grants, click on Grantee Reports.

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

All projects funded with ARRA funds are subject to special quarterly reporting requirements as outlined in Section 1512 of the Recovery Act.

A financial status report must be submitted 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.

All projects funded with ARRA funds are subject to special quarterly reporting requirements as outlined in Section 1512 of the Recovery Act.

A Uniform Progress Report must be submitted via on-line for the current reporting period via the Bureau s web page www.bhpr.hrsa.gov/grants, click on Grantee Reports.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit 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. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that receive 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

Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a grant period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the record has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0351-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 08 $1,258,262; FY 09 est $1,258,262; FY 10 est $1,258,262 - ARRA funds for both FY 09 and FY 10 $3 million.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$9,404 to $182,096; $57,194.

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

See Regional Agency Offices. Elsie Quinones, Acting Chief, Geriatrics and Public Health Branch, Division of Diversity and Interdisciplinary Education, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9-36, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: 301-443-5244 and Email equinones@hrsa.gov.

Headquarters Office

Rick Goodman 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11A-16, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone: (301) 443-2728

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

After staff review, funds are awarded on a formula basis among the eligible applicant schools of public health and other accredited public or private nonprofit institutions based on the number of students preparing to enter occupations for which there exist severe shortages.



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