Affordable Care Act (ACA) Advanced Nursing Education Expansion Initiative

The purpose of the Advanced Nursing Education Expansion (ANEE) Initiative is to increase the number of primary care nurse practitioners (PC NPs) and nurse-midwives.

The grants will provide stipends for students enrolled in accredited PC NP and accredited nurse-midwifery programs.



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.

Dr. Irene Sandvold, Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9B-45, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 443-2295.
Website Address

http://www.hrsa.gov



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The grantee is responsible for the disbursement of grant funds to eligible students.

Stipend grant funds may be used as follows:

1) ANEEP grant funds may be used only to support stipends awarded under the terms of the Notice of Grant Award (NGA).
2) Stipends for students cannot exceed $22,000 per year.
3) Full tuition and fees,reasonable living expenses and other educational costs are allowable costs.
4) Trainee travel (including daily commuting costs) is not an allowable expense.
5) Indirect Costs (Facilities and Administrative - F&A Costs) are not applicable to the ANEEP Program.

The applicant may request funds for stipends for primary care nurse practitioner students and nurse-midwifery students of $22,000 per participating student per year for two years in this application.

The student is to receive the full amount of allowable stipend.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are collegiate schools of nursing, academic health centers, and other private or public entities accredited by a national nursing accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S.

Department of Education that offers and has students enrolled in a primary care nurse practitioner program and/or a nurse-midwifery program accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Midwifery Education.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Project participants (students) must be U.S. Citizens, non-citizen nationals, or foreign nationals who possess visas permitting permanent residence in the United States. Individuals on temporary student visas are not eligible.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement 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. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Grant application and required forms for this program can be obtained from Grants.gov. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov.

Award Procedures

All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions.
Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Award.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Section 811 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 296j), as amended by the Affordable Care Act of 2010, Public Law 111-148.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The duration of the project period is for 5 years and the total of the five budget period are to be awarded in the first year of support.. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantee drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

1.

Submit a Financial Report.

A financial report is required within 90 days of the end of each budget period.

The report is an accounting of expenditures under the project that year.



2.

Submit a Progress Report(s).


All Bureau of Health Professions grantees are required to submit a progress report to HRSA on an annual basis.

This report entitled, "BHPr Progress Report," has two parts.

The first part demonstrates grantee progress on program-specific goals.

The second part collects core performance measurement data to measure the Bureau s progress through its grantees in: (1) improving the distribution, diversity, and quality of the healthcare workforce, (2) improving the educational environment infrastructure, and (3) increasing students selection of primary care education.

Progress reports are generally due in August each year and must be submitted on-line by grantees in the Electronic Handbooks system at https://grants.hrsa.gov/webexternal/home.asp.

3.

Submit a Final Report.
All BHPr grantees are required to submit a final report within 90 days after the project period ends.

The final report collects program-specific goals, core performance measurement data, grantee objectives and accomplishments, barriers encountered, and responses to summary questions regarding the grantee s overall experiences over the entire project period.

The final report must be submitted on-line by grantees in the Electronic Handbooks system at https://grants.hrsa.gov/webexternal/home.asp

4.

The applicant must report on graduates employment each year for five years after graduation.

Submit a quarterly electronic Federal Financial Report (FFR) Cash Transaction Report via the Payment Management System.

The report identifies cash expenditures against the authorized funds for the grant.

The FFR Cash Transaction Reports must be filed within 30 days of the end of each quarter.

Failure to submit the report may result in the inability to access award funds.

Go to www.dpm.psc.gov for additional information.

All Bureau of Health Professions grantees are required to submit a progress report to HRSA on an annual basis.

This report entitled, "BHPr Progress Report," has two parts.

The first part demonstrates grantee progress on program-specific goals.

The second part collects core performance measurement data to measure the Bureau s progress through its grantees in: (1) improving the distribution, diversity, and quality of the healthcare workforce, (2) improving the educational environment infrastructure, and (3) increasing students selection of primary care education.

Progress reports are generally due in August each year and must be submitted on-line by grantees in the Electronic Handbooks system at https://grants.hrsa.gov/webexternal/home.asp.

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement for additional information.

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement for additional information.

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.

Records

Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the date they submit the Federal Financial Report (FFR). If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award 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

75-0350-0-1-550 - TAFS: 75-0350-2010.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 09 not reported.; FY 10 est $64,000,000; FY 11 est $64,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Up to $21,180 per award for each year of the two year project period per student; approximately 300 awards per year.

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.

HRSA awards are subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Dr. Irene Sandvold, Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9B-45, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-2295.

Headquarters Office

Dr. Irene Sandvold, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9B-45, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone: (301) 443-2295.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Approval of an application will be based on analysis of the factors set forth in the application. See the section on Application Review in the funding opportunity announcement. The program has a funding preference shall be granted to applicants with projects that will substantially benefit rural or underserved populations, or help meet public health nursing needs in State or local health departments.



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