Geriatric Education Centers

Grants are given to support the development of collaborative arrangements involving several health professions schools and health care facilities.

Geriatric Education Centers provide training of health professional faculty, students, and practitioners in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention

of disease, disability, and other health problems of the elderly.

Health professionals include allopathic physicians, osteopathic physicians, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, chiropractors, clinical psychologists, health administrators, and other allied health professionals.

Projects supported under these grants must offer training involving four or more health professions, one of which must be allopathic or osteopathic medicine, and must address all of the following statutory purposes: (a) improve the training of health professionals in geriatrics; (b) develop and disseminate curricula relating to the treatment of the health problems of elderly individuals; (c) support training and retraining of faculty to provide instruction in geriatrics; (d) support continuing education of health professionals who provide geriatric care; and (e) provide students with clinical training in geriatrics in nursing homes, chronic and acute disease hospitals, ambulatory care centers, and senior centers.

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 - 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.
Website Address

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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).

Beneficiary Eligibility

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

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 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.

Assistance Considerations

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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



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.

Information Contacts

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.

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

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.

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