ARRA Nursing Workforce Diversity

As funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), these funds will be used to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds (including racial and ethnic minorities under-represented among registered nurses) by providing student
stipends and scholarships, pre-entry preparation and retention activities.

To support projects focused on creating registered nurses.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: The Nursing Workforce Diversity program supports projects focused on creating registered nurses.

The program has three major purposes that applicants must address in their project: 1) retention activities (nursing students), 2) pre-entry preparation, and 3) student scholarships and/or stipends.

Expected outcomes of these projects include increasing nursing education opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to improve the diversity of the nursing workforce, meet the increasing need for culturally sensitive and quality health care.

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.

LCDR Aisha K.

Mix, MPH, MSN, RN, CCM, Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 8C-26, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 443-6193.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: Projects have assisted nursing schools and other organizations to meet the costs of recruitment and retention of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and facilitated their completion of nursing education programs. In FY08, 41 non-competing continuations and 10 new awards were issued. It is estimated that 33 non-competing continuations and 17 new awards will be issues in FY09. Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for salaries of personnel specifically employed for the project; consultant fees; supplies and equipment necessary to conduct the project; essential travel expenses and student stipends or scholarships; 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 8 percent of direct costs exclusive of equipment and tuition and fees.

Stipends are $250 per month to qualifying students who participate full time in structured project activities The maximum annual (12-month) amount for stipends is $3000 per student.

Scholarships are limited to a maximum of $7,000 per student per year for qualifying full or part time nursing majors.

The maximum amount that can be requested for scholarships in a grant is $40,000 per year.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Specialized group (e.g.

health professionals, students, veterans): Health/Medical

Beneficiary Eligibility

Specialized group (e.g. health professionals, students, veterans)

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should review the individual HRSA program 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. 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 applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov. 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. Grantees must request an exemption in writing from DGPWaivers@hrsa.gov, and provide details as to why they are technologically unable to submit electronically though the Grants.gov portal.

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

Funding is made in the form of a Notice of Grant Award.

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 30 to 60 days. LCDR Aisha K. Mix, MPH, MSN, RN, CCM, Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 8C-26, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-6193.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

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

Competing and competing continuation grant applications are submitted for three (3) years of support. Budget periods are for 1 year. 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 Bureau of Health Professions Progress Report must be submitted annually.

Final progress and financial reports 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 Bureau of Health Professions Progress Report must be submitted annually.

Final progress and financial reports 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 (FSR) 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.

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

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 $14,689,000; FY 09 est $14,689,000; FY 10 est $14,689,000 - ARRA Funding FY 09 is estimated at $3.2 million.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$134,639 to $528,181; $294,519.

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. LCDR Aisha K. Mix, MPH, MSN, RN, CCM, Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 8C-26, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-6193.

Headquarters Office

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

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The purpose of the project must be consistent with and promote the activities identified in the law. Need must be documented, and the capability for achieving project goals must be described. In making awards of grants under this section, preference will be given to any qualified applicant with a project that will substantially benefit rural or underserved populations, or help meet public health nursing needs in State in local health departments. This preference will only be applied to applications that rank above the 20th percentile of applications recommended for approval.



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