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.
In FY 07, 48 new awards were made. In FY 08 48 non-competing continuation awards were made. In FY 09 48 non-competing continuation awards are anticipated.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Grant funds may not be used for trainee costs, the construction of buildings or the acquisition of land.
Grants may be made to accredited health professions schools as defined by Section 799B(1) of the Public Health Service Act, or programs for the training of physicians assistants as defined by Section 799B(3), or schools of allied health as defined in Section 799B(4), or schools of nursing as defined by Section 801(2).
Professional schools, faculty of institutions of higher education, and health practitioners.
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
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
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.
Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Grant Award issued from the Headquarters Office.
Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Section 753(a), as amended; Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998, Public Law 105-392.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 3 to 4 months from receipt of application.
Competitive continuations may be submitted during the final budget period of the approved project period.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project periods are for three years.
Post Assistance Requirements
The Uniform Progress Report (UPR) and Comprehensive Performance Management System (CPMS) Report must be submitted annually.
A financial status report must be submitted within 90 days after the end of each budget period.
A final progress report and financial status report must be submitted within 90 days after the end of the project period.
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.
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.
FY 07 $18,515,228; FY 08 $16,289,601; and FY 09 est. $16,083,587.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 07: $200,000 to $400,000.
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.
Regional or Local Office
Nancy Douglas-Kersellius, Division of Nursing, Health Resources and Services Administration, Parklawn Building, Room 8C-26, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-6333.
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
All applications will be evaluated by and Objective Review Committee to determine the extent to which the applicant documents the following criteria: (1) Need; (2) Response; (3) Evaluative Measures; (4) Impact; (5) Resources/Capabilities; and (6) Support Requested.