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

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Texas Health Science Center Of San Antonio $ 1,424,667   2010-09-302016-09-29
Regents Of The University Of Michigan $ 1,320,075   2010-09-302016-09-29
Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc. $ 831,562   2010-09-302016-09-29
College Of St. Scholastica, Inc. $ 1,330,560   2010-09-302016-09-29
University Of Oklahoma $ 803,001   2010-09-302016-09-29
Medical University Of South Carolina The $ 1,425,600   2010-09-302015-09-29
Daemen College $ 1,425,600   2010-09-302015-09-29
Duke University $ 1,276,000   2010-09-302015-09-29
University Of Miami $ 704,000   2010-09-302015-09-29
Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey $ 807,840   2010-09-302015-09-29

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.


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.


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 HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through

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.


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


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.


Not Applicable.


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



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.


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 pro