Grants for Preventive Medicine

To promote the post-graduate education of physicians in preventive medicine and public health.


Examples of Funded Projects

Programs which provide support for the initiation, expansion, or improvement of programs of preventive medicine.

See Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Section of Bureau of Health Professions, web site for descriptions of 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 - 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 E-mail:
Website Address

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments

In FY 07, 5 competing awards were made. It is expected that approximately 5 continuation awards will be made in FY 08.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants are intended to assist in meeting the costs of planning and developing new preventive medicine programs; maintaining or improving existing residency training programs in preventive medicine; and providing financial assistance to residents enrolled in such programs.

Grants may not be used for construction or for the provision of direct patient services.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine and public health.

An applicant must demonstrate to the Secretary that it has or will have available full-time faculty members with training and experience in the fields of preventive medicine and support from other faculty members trained in public health and other relevant specialties and disciplines.

Beneficiary Eligibility

U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, and those foreign nationals who possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States may receive a stipend under this program.


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.


Application Procedures

Grant applications and required forms for this program can be obtained from Please visit the Web site at 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 the Headquarters Office.

Deadlines .


Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Section 768, 42 U.S.C. 295(c), as amended; Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998, Public Law 105-392.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 4 to 6 months after receipt of applications.




Competitive continuation applications may be submitted during the final budget period of the approved project period. Applications must be submitted in accordance with instructions and deadlines for competitive applications.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements


Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project periods are for 3 years.

Post Assistance Requirements


A Uniform Summary Progress Report must be submitted for a second or subsequent budget period within the approved project period.

Annual Financial status reports are required 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.


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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Grants) FY 07 $1,183,673; FY 08 est $1,198,894; and FY 09 est not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

(FY 2007) $211,825 to $250,000; $236,735 average.

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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

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 E-mail:

Headquarters Office

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

Competing applications are reviewed by consultants for technical merit recommendations based on the potential effectiveness of the proposed project in carrying out the training purposes of section 768 of the PHS Act. Approval of any application will be based on an analysis of the following factors: PREVENTIVE MEDICINE - purpose, need and rationale, project plan, project management, fiscal plan, trainee diversity, and project effectiveness. For applicants who are currently funded grantees or applicants who are not currently funded, but have received funding within the previous four years, reviewers will examine the progress report summary to determine the current or prior project's: impact on preventive medicine education both locally and nationally; ability to carry out grant-specific objectives and BHPr performance objectives; and dissemination activities.

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