Advanced Nursing Education – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (ANE-SANE)


Frequently Asked Questions

The following are the most frequently asked questions regarding the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Advanced Nursing Education-Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (ANE-SANE) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Could this funding be used to support other activities such as the training of other sexual assault examiners like Medical Doctors and Physician Assistants? 
The purpose of the ANE-SANE funding is to increase the number of trained and certified as sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs). The participants (or beneficiaries) of this funding opportunity include the following nurses: Currently practicing generalist Registered Nurses; Students in Advanced Nursing Education Programs including Forensic Nursing Programs; and Currently practicing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Forensic Nurses.

Does this grant require certification of SANEs, or does providing only SANE training suffice? 
Awardees should have the infrastructure to recruit eligible nurses, coordinate didactic and clinical training with identified partners, monitor and track clinical practice hours, successful certification completion, and have demonstrated strategies to retain SANEs in practice. Certification is one of the requirements of the program outlined on pages 1 & 2 of the NOFO.

Does HRSA have requirements or guidelines for Awardees interested in issuing public announcements such as press release for recruitment purposes? 
Pursuant to the FY 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Public Law 115-141), it is also a requirement and the responsibility of grant and cooperative agreement recipients to acknowledge HRSA when describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part with HRSA funds.

When do program reports need to be submitted? 
Awardees should refer to their Notice of Award for reporting requirements and schedules. Reminder notifications are sent through the electronic handbook system (EHB), therefore, it is imperative that Awardees maintain up-to-date contact information in their respective EHB accounts.

Should an annual report be submitted if activities were not completed for the one full year? 
Annual reports must be completed and submitted as scheduled for each year of project activities, even if the project year does not match up to a full calendar year for the institution. Awardees must report on any activity completed during the project/reporting period, for example, activities completed from 09/30/2018 through 09/29/2019 should be reported on for the Year 1 Project Period.

For ANE-SANE reports will a guidance document be provided? 
Reporting manuals and performance measures are made available through the HRSA Report on Your Grant site.

Are training workshops available for ANE-SANE Awardees? 
HRSA hosts both online and in-person workshops to help HRSA awardees successfully manage their grants. ANE-SANE awardees can obtain information about these workshops through Manage Your Grant Workshops. In addition, the ANE-SANE program provides quarterly technical assistance (TA) communication/teleconference calls/webinars to build awardee capability and capacity, and to provide information and updates about management of HRSA awards. For further Information about these TAs, please contact your Project Officer (PO)/Grants Management Specialist (GMS).

Is there a training for the electronic handbooks system? 
Resources on how to use the electronic handbooks (EHB) system are available on the EHB site index.

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2018