Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education Grant Program

The Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education (LPHSWE) Grant Program provides training and education, faculty development, and curriculum enhancement to prepare students for leadership roles in public health social work through enrollment in a dual master s degree program in social work and public
health, The objectives of the LPHSWE are to: 1) Recruit dual-degree master s-level public health social work students; 2) Support and place the students in required field placements/ internships; 3) Develop curricula for public health social work programs to prepare students for roles in leadership and management in health care and social service organizations; and 4) Develop the skills and expertise of faculty for the curricula which includes leadership in health care, interprofessional training, social determinants of health, promising practices, and serving the underserved populations.
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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.

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds shall be used to provide training and education, faculty development, and curriculum enhancement to prepare students for leadership roles in public health social work through enrollment in a dual master s degree program in social work and public health.

The dual master s degree program incorporates competencies of both public health and social work education and practice to provide an epidemiologic approach to preventing, addressing, and solving social health problems.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants include accredited schools of social work/programs that 1) offer a dual master s degree in an accredited graduate program in social work with a macro-level concentration in management and administration and in an accredited graduate program in public health; and 2) previously received HRSA support for dual degree enrollment, education, and graduation in the Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education program.

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if they are otherwise eligible.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Not applicable.


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 required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.

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 s and funding decisions. Notification is made in writing (electronic) by a Notice of Award.


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


Title VII, Section 765 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295a), as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Public Health Law 111-148.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

This funding opportunity provides support for a three-year project period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded. Grantees draw down funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


The awardee will be required to submit semi-annual performance reports and annual progress reports, as well as status-federal financial reports (see below for general information on each required report).

Cash reports are not applicable.

The awardee will be required to submit performance and progress reports as well as status-federal financial reports (see the program announcement and notice of award for details for each required report).

The awardee must submit a quarterly electronic Federal Financial Report (FFR) Cash Transaction Report via the Payment Management System within 30 days of the end of each calendar quarter.

A Federal Financial Report (SF-425) according to the following schedule: http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/manage/technicalassistance/federalfinancialreport/ffrschedule.pdf.

A final report is due within 90 days after the project period ends.

If applicable, the awardee must submit a Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428) and any related forms within 90 days after the project period ends.

New awards ("Type 1") issued under this funding opportunity announcement are subject to the reporting requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006 (Pub.


109-282), as amended by section 6202 of Public Law 110-252, and implemented by 2 CFR Part 170.

Grant and cooperative agreement recipients must report information for each first-tier subaward of $25,000 or more in federal funds and executive total compensation for the recipient s and subrecipient s five most highly compensated executives as outlined in Appendix A to 2 CFR Part 170 (The FFATA details are available online at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/ffata.html).

Competing continuation awardees, etc.

may be subject to this requirement and will be so notified in the Notice of Award.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


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.


Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records three3 years after the date they submit the FFR. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the three3-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 three3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 13 Not Available; FY 14 est $900,000; and FY 15 est $900,000 - Program authorized under ACA; program using base appropriations for award.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY14 est $900,000; average $300,000.

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.

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. All OMB circulars A-133, A-110, A-122 apply to this program.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Julia Sheen-Aaron, Chief, Behavioral and Public Health Branch, Division of Nursing and Public Health, Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9C-05, Rockville , Maryland 20857 Email: jsheen-aaron@hrsa.gov Phone: 301-443-3875

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Procedures for assessing the technical merit of applications have been instituted to provide for an objective review of applications and to assist the applicant in understanding the standards against which each application will be judged. Critical indicators have been developed for each review criterion to assist the applicant in presenting pertinent information related to that criterion and to provide the reviewer with a standard for evaluation. Selection criteria can be found in the funding opportunity announcement at www.grants.gov.

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