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Individuals can't apply for our grants.

We award grants to organizations (e.g., schools, hospitals, health departments). We also offer a cost-sharing grant to states and territories.

Find current and past Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) funding notices.

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Apply for Behavioral or Mental Health Grants

We expand the substance abuse and behavioral health workforce. Our grants support:

  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment services
  • Combined primary and behavioral health care services to groups of people in rural or high-need areas.

Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages

BHWET Program grantees help increase access to behavioral health care services.

Am I eligible to apply?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • An accredited institution of higher education
  • An accredited behavioral health professional training program
  • A behavioral paraprofessional certificate training program
  • A peer paraprofessional certificate training program

How do I apply?

When funding is available, apply via grants.gov.

Read the most recent funding notice for BHWET-Professionals

Read the most recent funding notice for BHWET-Paraprofessionals

How do you support current BHWET grantees?

We provide supplemental awards for current BHWET grantees. Grantees and health centers form interprofessional care teams. These teams improve access to opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.

Who received recent awards?

In 2018, 21 grantees received up to $400,000. These awards are part of the HHS $1 billion initiative to combat the opioid crisis.

What’s the impact of BHWET grantees?

BHWET Program Outcomes - Academic Years 2014-2019 (PDF - 277 KB)

How can I contact you?

BHWET Professionals:

Email Isabel Nieto 

Phone: (301) 443-2351

BHWET Paraprofessionals:

Email Nicole Wilkerson

Phone: (301) 443-7759

 

The GPE Program prepares and grows the doctoral health psychology workforce.

Am I eligible to apply?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • An APA-accredited doctoral school or program of health service psychology
  • An APA-accredited doctoral internship in professional psychology
  • An APA-accredited post-doctoral residency program in practice psychology

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent GPE funding notice.

Who received recent awards?

In 2019, 49 grantees received a combined total of $17,412,319 for the GPE program. These awards are part HHS's ongoing initiative to combat the opioid crisis.

How can I contact you?

Email Andrea G. Battle, Ph.D.

Call: 301-443-1928

The OWEP for Professionals funds training for behavioral health professionals who provide OUD and other SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services in high need and high demand areas.

The OWEP for Paraprofessionals improves community-based training for students who will become peer support specialists and other types of behavioral health-related paraprofessionals.

Both programs focus on opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD).

Am I eligible to apply?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • An accredited institution of higher education
  • An accredited behavioral health professional training program

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov.

Technical Assistance

Who received awards in 2019?

In 2019, 49 grantees received a combined total of $58,624,405 for the OWEP Professionals program. In 2019, 15 grantees received a combined total of $11,535,556 for the OWEP Paraprofessionals program. These awards are part HHS's ongoing initiative to combat the opioid crisis.

How can I contact you?

OWEP Professionals:

Email Andrea G. Battle, Ph.D.

Call: 301-443-1928

OWEP Paraprofessionals:

Email Nicole M. Wilkerson

Call: 301-443-6666

Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training

This program provides evidence-based planning, development and training in health profession activities in order reduce burnout and promote resiliency among the workforce.

Am I eligible?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • Health professions schools
  • Academic health centers
  • State or local governments
  • Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations
  • Public or private nonprofit entities

How do I apply?

Read the most recent funding notice (PDF - 476 KB)* for program overview, eligibility requirements and submission guidelines. 

How can I contact you?

Email Andrea Knox

Call: (301) 443-4170

Promoting Resilience and Mental Health among the Health Professional Workforce (PRMHW)

PRMHW assists health care organizations in establishing, improving, or expanding evidence-based programs or protocols to promote mental and behavioral health among their employees.

Am I eligible?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • Domestic public or private non-profit entities
  • Health care entities
  • Health care providers associations
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers

How do I apply?

Read the most recent funding notice (PDF - 526 KB)* for program overview, eligibility requirements and submission guidelines. 

How can I contact you?

Email Nancy V. Douglas-Kersellius

Call: (301) 443-0907

Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Technical Assistance Center (HPSWRTAC)

HPSWRTAC provides tailored training and technical assistance to HRSA's workforce resiliency programs. 

Am I eligible?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • Health professions schools
  • Academic health centers
  • State or local governments
  • Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations
  • Public or private nonprofit entities
  • Health care entities
  • Health care providers associations
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers

How do I apply?

Read the most recent funding notice (PDF - 481 KB)* for program overview, eligibility requirements and submission guidelines. 

How can I contact you?

Email Christina Ramsey

Call: (301) 443-1728

*Note: Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in these files. For assistance, please email Brian Dominguez or call 240-461-0608. 

BHWD TAE provides technical assistance to HRSA's mental health and substance use workforce grantees. 

Am I eligible to apply?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • Health professions schools
  • Academic health centers
  • State or local governments
  • Public or private nonprofit entities that trains health professions

How do I apply?

When funding is available, apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent funding notice for BHWD TAE.

How can I contact you? 

Email Megan Lincoln

Phone: (301) 443-2702

The OIFSP program supports paraprofessionals to work with families affected by opioids and other substance use disorders. 

Am I eligible to apply?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • State-licensed mental health nonprofit and for-profit organizations
  • Academic institutions (universities, community colleges and technical schools)
  • Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations
  • Tribes and tribal organizations

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent OIFSP funding notice.

Who received recent awards?

In 2019, 28 grantees received a combined total of $12.5 million for the OIFSP program. These awards are part HHS's ongoing initiative to combat the opioid crisis.

How can I contact you?

Email Andrea Knox

Call: (301) 443-4170

Apply for a Geriatrics Grant

Our geriatrics programs help health care providers improve the health of older adults.

Use our training materials

For Health Educators: Train Health Care Workers on Dementia

Train providers about dementia care, and help caregivers address the challenges of their role.

GWEP funding improves health care for older adults, and maximizes patient and family engagement.

Am I eligible to apply?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • An accredited health professions school
  • Health care facility
  • Program leading to certification as a certified nursing assistant

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent GWEP funding notice.

Technical Assistance

FAQs: GWEP Program (HRSA-19-008) (PDF - 238 KB)

Webinar: GWEP Program

How can I contact you?

Email Nina Tumosa

Call: 301-443-5626

GACA supports the career development of individual junior faculty in geriatrics.

Am I eligible to apply?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are* an accredited school of

  • Allopathic medicine
  • Osteopathic medicine
  • Nursing
  • Social work
  • Psychology
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy; or
  • Allied health

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent GACA funding notice.

How can I contact you?

Email Young Song

Call: 301-443-3353

Apply for a Health Careers Grant

Our health careers programs improve the public health. They

  • increase access to care for people most in need;
  • give minority patients more opportunities to see providers with whom they share a common race, ethnicity, or language; and
  • improve patient-provider relationships.

AHEC improves access to health care through academic-community partnerships.

These partnerships:

  • Increase diversity among health workers
  • Broaden the distribution of the health workforce
  • Improve health care quality
  • Improve health care in rural and other high-need areas

Am I eligible to apply?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • A public or nonprofit private accredited school of allopathic medicine
  • A public or nonprofit private accredited school of osteopathic medicine
  • An accredited school of nursing (in states where an AHEC program isn’t operating)

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov.

What’s the impact of AHEC grantees?

AHEC Program Outcomes: 2014–2019 Academic Year (PDF - 317 KB)

How can I contact you?

Email Tammy Mayo-Blake

Call: 301-443-0827

COE funding goes towards recruitment, training, and retaining underrepresented minority students and faculty at health professions schools.

Am I eligible to apply?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • An accredited allopathic school of medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy
  • A graduate program in behavioral or mental health

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov.

How can I contact you?

Email Tammy Mayo-Blake

Call: 301-443-0827

HCOP gives opportunities to people from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. They can develop skills to compete for, enter, and graduate from health or allied health professions schools. 

Am I eligible to apply?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • An accredited school of medicine, osteopathic medicine, public health, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, allied health, chiropractic, podiatric medicine
  • A public or nonprofit private school that offers graduate programs in behavioral and mental health or programs for the training of physician assistants
  • A public or private nonprofit health or educational entity like a community college, technical college or tribal college.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent HCOP funding notice.

How can I contact you?

Email Kim Evans

Call: 301-443-3918

The SDS program promotes diversity among the health professions.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are either

  • A for-profit nursing or physician assistant school
  • A public or non-profit private school

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent SDS funding notice.

Technical Assistance

FAQs: Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Program

Poverty Guidelines

Who received awards in FY 2020?

We awarded $47,826,377 to 86 grantees in FY 2020.

What's the impact of SDS grantees?

SDS Outcomes – Academic Years 2014-2019 (PDF - 290 KB)

How can I contact you?

Email Denise Sorrell

Call: 301-443-2909

Apply for a Medicine Grant

Our medicine programs help primary care physicians and physician assistants receive community-based training and faculty development.

Watch the HRSA-CDC Webinar Series: Preventive Medicine and Public Health Issues.

Advisory Committees

Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD)

Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME)

Strategic Partnerships

CHGME helps freestanding children's hospitals maintain their graduate medical education (GME) programs. These programs train resident physicians and dentists. Get more details on the CHGME program.

Am I eligible?

You must be a freestanding, children’s hospital. And, you must meet these criteria*:

  1. You must have a Medicare payment agreement;
  2. The Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) must exclude you; and
  3. You must participate in an approved GME residency-training program.

How do I apply?

The grant period closed for this year. Read the most recent CHGME funding notice.

Who are our current CHGME grantees?

Use our map to find current grantees.

How can I contact you?

Email Lisa Flach-Fulcher

Call: 301-443-0365

The goals of the Preventive Medicine Residency (PMR) Program:

  • Increase the number of preventive medicine physicians.
  • Promote greater access to population-based health care.

Am I eligible?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • An accredited school of public health, medicine, or osteopathic medicine
  • An accredited public or private nonprofit hospital
  • A state, local, or tribal health department

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent PMR Program funding notice.

What's the impact of PMR grantees?

PMR Outcomes – Academic Years 2014-2019 (PDF - 142 KB)

How can I contact you?

Email Ja'Nay Shelton

Call: 301-443-3470

All of our PCTE programs provide medical education for physicians and physician assistants.

Use our PCTE Grantee Evaluation Resources. They’ll help you develop an evaluation framework.

These training materials focus on readiness for interdisciplinary care, and health care access, quality, and cost.

PCTE: Residency Training in Primary Care Program (RTPC)

The RTPC improves accredited residency training programs in family medicine, general internal medicine, and general pediatrics in rural and high-need areas. We encourage program graduates to choose primary care careers in these areas.

Am I eligible?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • An accredited public or nonprofit private hospital
  • A school of allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine
  • A public or private non-profit entity (the Secretary must determine that you’re capable of carrying out a residency training program in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics or combined internal medicine and pediatrics)

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply at grants.gov. Read the most recent RTPC funding notice.

Technical Assistance

FAQs: PCTE-RTPC (PDF - 392 KB)

Who received FY 2020 awards?

We awarded a total of $8,847,378 to 20 grantees.

How can I contact you?

Email Anthony Anyanwu

Call: 301-443-8437

PCTE: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Program (IBHPC)

IBHPC funds training programs that combine behavioral health care and primary care. We focus on rural and high-need areas. There’s an emphasis on opioid use disorder treatment.

Am I eligible?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • An accredited school of allopathic or osteopathic medicine
  • An academically affiliated physician assistant training program
  • An accredited public or nonprofit private hospital
  • A public or nonprofit private entity whom the Secretary determines capable of carrying out such grants.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply at grants.gov. Read the most recent IBHPC funding notice.

Technical Assistance

Webinar: PCTE-IBHPC

How can I contact you?

Email Nancy Douglas Kersellius

Call: 301-443-0907

PCTE - Physician Assistant (PCTE-PA)

PCTE-PA increases the number of primary care physician assistants (PA)—particularly in rural and other high-need settings. Training strengthens the access to, and delivery of, primary care services across the U.S.

Am I eligible?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are an academically affiliated PA training program*. The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) must certify these programs.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply at grants.gov. Read the most recent PCTE-PA funding notice.

Technical Assistance

Webinar: PCTE-PA

How can I contact you?

Email Sherray Holland

Call: 301-443-0952

PCTE: Training Primary Care Champions

The program creates fellowship programs. These programs train community-based practicing primary care physicians and physician assistants. These “champions” of primary care transform health care.

Am I eligible?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • An accredited school of allopathic or osteopathic medicine
  • An academically affiliated physician assistant training program
  • An accredited public or nonprofit private hospital
  • A public or nonprofit private entity whom the Secretary deems capable of carrying out such grants.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply at grants.gov. Read the most recent PCTE Training Primary Care Champions funding notice.

How can I contact you?

Email Lauren Simons

Call: 301-443-1632

Email Ja'Nay Shelton 

Call: 301-443-3470

Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Clinician Educator Career Development (PCMD-CECDA)

The program trains and supports physicians, physician assistants, dentists, and dental hygienists who plan to teach in the primary care fields.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible* if you are:

  • An accredited school of allopathic or osteopathic medicine
  • An academically affiliated physician assistant training program
  • A dental or dental hygiene school
  • An accredited public or nonprofit private hospital
  • A public or nonprofit private entity whom the Secretary deems capable of carrying out such grants.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply at grants.gov.

How can I contact you?

Email Anthony Anyanwu

Call: 301-443-8437

PCTE: Community Prevention and Maternal Health (CPMH)

The program trains and supports primary care physicians to provide maternal and obstetrical healthcare

Am I eligible?

You are eligible* if you are an accredited:

  • Public or nonprofit private hospital
  • School of medicine or osteopathic medicine
  • Academically affiliated physician assistant training program
  • Public or private nonprofit entity

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply at grants.gov. Read the most recent funding notice for PCTE: CPMH

How can I contact you?

Email Ja'Nay Shelton

Phone: (301) 443-2295

PCTE: Physician Assistant Rural Training (PCTE-PAR) Program

PCTE-PAR develops and implements long-term clinical rotations for physician assistant students in rural primary care settings. 

Am I eligible to apply?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • Academically-affiliated physician assistant training program

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent PCTE-PAR funding notice

How can I contact you?

Email LCDR Sherray Holland 

Call: (301) 443-0952

Our funding goes toward medical education expenses. We help train residents in primary care medicine and dentistry residency programs. Learn more about THCGME and its impact on the community.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you’re a community-based outpatient care center. You must operate an accredited primary care residency program.*

How do I apply?

Once on grants.gov follow these steps to download the Notice of Funding Opportunity. It includes a program overview, eligibility requirements, and submission guidelines.

Select:

  1. Related Documents tab
  2. Second link in table - a PDF with the announcement number (e.g., HRSA-22-105)

Technical Assistance

Webinar: THCGME HRSA-20-011

How can I contact you?

Email Kristin Gordon

Call: 301-443-0337

With the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, we help expand the health workforce in rural areas.

We develop new physician residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible* if you’re a

  • Rural hospital
  • Rural community-based outpatient care center, including federally qualified health center, community mental health center, or rural health clinic
  • Health center operated by the Indian Health service, an Indian tribe or tribal organization, or an urban Indian organization;
  • School of allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine;
  • Public or private non-profit graduate medical education consortium
  • An entity such as a faith-based or community-based organization, capable of carrying out the grant activities.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent Rural Residency Planning and Development Program funding notice.

How can I contact you?

Email Irene Sandvold

Call: 301-443-2295

We prepare and encourage medical students to become physicians in high-need areas. We fund public institutions of higher education to expand or support graduate education.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible* if the Secretary selects your public institution of higher education. The Secretary gives priority to those located in states with a projected primary care provider shortage in 2025.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent MSE Program funding notice.

Technical Assistance

Webinar: MSE Program (HRSA-19-101)

Who received FY 2019 awards?

The MSE program awarded over $5.7 million to five grantees in FY 2019.

How can I contact you?

Email Anthony Anyanwu

Call: 301-443-8437

We help expand Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry fellowship programs.

We want people in rural communities to have greater access to opioid and other substance use treatment.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible* if you’re a

  • U.S. based sponsoring institution of accredited addiction medicine fellowship programs;
  • U.S. based sponsoring institution of accredited addiction psychiatry fellowship programs; or
  • Consortium of at least one domestic teaching health center and one domestic addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry fellowship program.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent AMF program funding notice.

Technical Assistance

12/2019 Webinar: AMF Program (HRSA-20-013)

01/2020 Webinar: AMF Program (HRSA-20-013)

FAQs: HRSA-20-013

How can I contact you?

Email Nancy V. Douglas-Kersellius

Our funding will equip and support individuals who plan to pursue careers in primary care research.

The goal is to expand the body of research to advance primary care.

Congress named the National Research Service Award program after Ruth L. Kirschstein. She was a longtime NIH researcher and a strong advocate for research training.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible* if you’re a

  • Programs that received funds between 2011 through 2020 under sections 747, 736, or 739 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act.
  • Faith-based and community-based organizations if otherwise eligible.
  • Tribes and Tribal organizations if otherwise eligible.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent Ruth L. Kirschstein program funding notice.

How can I contact you?

Email Svetlana Cicale

Call: (301) 443-7271

The program trains practicing professionals to provide addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery services in underserved communities.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible* if you are

  • A Teaching Health Center
  • A Federally Qualified Health Center
  • A Community Mental Health Center
  • A Rural Health Clinic
  • A health center operated by the Indian Health Service, an Indian tribe, a tribal organization, or an urban Indian organization
  • An entity with a demonstrated record of success in providing training for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, health service psychologists, and/or social workers

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply at grants.gov. Read the most recent funding notice for ISTP. 

How can I contact you?

Email Steven Coulter 

Phone: (301) 945-3336

Teaching Health Center Planning and Development

This program creates new community-based residency programs or rural residency training tracks to increase the primary care physician workforce in rural communities.

Am I eligible?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

Community-based ambulatory patient care settings

How do I apply?

Once on grants.gov follow these steps to download the Notice of Funding Opportunity. It includes a program overview, eligibility requirements, and submission guidelines.

Select:

  1. Related Documents tab
  2. Second link in table - a PDF with the announcement number (e.g., HRSA-22-107)

How can I contact you?

Email Tonya Twyman

Call: (301) 443-6535

Teaching Health Center Planning and Development - Technical Assistance

This program provides technical assistance to HRSA's Teaching Health Center Planning and Development program.

Am I eligible?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • Domestic public or private nonprofit organizations
  • Tribes and Tribal organizations
  • Faith-based and community-based organizations
  • Institutions of higher education
  • State or local governments
  • Hospitals

How do I apply?

Once on grants.gov  follow these steps to download the Notice of Funding Opportunity. It includes a program overview, eligibility requirements, and submission guidelines.

Select:

  1. Related Documents tab
  2. Second link in table - a PDF with the announcement number (e.g., HRSA-22-108)

How can I contact you?

Email Tonya Twyman

Call: (301) 443-6535

Apply for a Nursing Grant

We offer nursing grants and cooperative agreements. These funds support nursing education and practice.

Advisory Council

National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP)

We support advanced nursing education programs for registered nurses preparing to become primary care nurse practitioners, primary care clinical nurse specialists, and nurse midwives.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are

  • An accredited school of nursing
  • A nursing center
  • An academic health center
  • State or local government
  • HRSA-supported health center
  • A private or public nonprofit entity that the Secretary deems appropriate

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent ANEW funding notice.

Technical Assistance

11/2018 Webinar: ANEW Program

FAQs: ANEW Program (HRSA-19-003) (PDF - 581 KB)

How can I contact you?

MMcCalla@hrsa.gov

Call: 301-443-0856

We support advanced nursing education programs for registered nurses (RNs). These RNs become nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse administrators etc.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are

  • A school of nursing
  • A nursing center
  • An academic health center
  • A state or local government
  • A public or private nonprofit entity that the Secretary deems appropriate.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov.

How can I contact you?

Email Nancy Douglas-Kersellius

Call: 301-443-0791

Our funds increase the number of registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and forensic nurses trained and certified to conduct sexual assault nurse examinations.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are

  • An accredited school of nursing
  • A nursing center
  • A nurse-managed health clinic
  • An academic health center.
  • A state or local health department
  • A Rural Health Clinic
  • A public or non-profit hospital
  • An emergency health care service provider
  • A Federally Qualified Health Center
  • A clinic receiving funding under Title X
  • Other relevant public or private non-profit entity

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent ANE-SANE funding notice.

Technical Assistance

Q4 2020 Webinar: ANE-SANE

Q1 2019 Webinar: ANE-SANE

Who received recent ANE-SANE awards?

We awarded 20 academic institutions $9 million.

How can I contact you?

Email Deitra Scott

Call: 301-954-3113

We support programs that prepare new nurse practitioners (NPs) for primary care practice in community-based settings. We prefer projects that benefit rural or other high-need groups of people.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are

  • A school of nursing
  • A nurse managed health clinic/center
  • An academic health center
  • A state or local government
  • A private or public nonprofit entity that the Secretary deems appropriate

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent ANE-NPR funding notice.

Technical Assistance

01/2019 Webinar: ANE-NPR Program

FAQs for Prospective and Current Grantees

Who received recent ANE-NPR awards?

In June 2019, we awarded 36 grants to entities in 24 states.

How can I contact you?

Email Debbie Parchen

Call: 301-443-2597

We support primary care or behavioral health nurse practitioners to work in communities.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are

  • An accredited school of nursing
  • A nurse managed health clinic/center
  • An academic health center
  • A state or local government
  • A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  • A private or public nonprofit entity that the HHS Secretary deems appropriate

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent ANE-NPRIP funding notice.

Technical Assistance

FAQs during the ANE-NPRIP Webinar

How can I contact you?

Tolutope Apaloo

Call: 301-594-2096

Our funds increase access to nurse anesthetist care for people who most need it.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are

  • An accredited school of nursing
  • A nurse managed health clinic/center
  • An academic health center
  • A state or local government
  • A private or public nonprofit entity that the HHS Secretary deems appropriate

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent NAT funding notice.

Technical Assistance

02/2019 Webinar: NAT program

FAQs: NAT Program

What's the impact of NAT grantees?

NAT Outcomes – Academic Years 2014-2019 (PDF - 141 KB)

How can I contact you?

Email Santhana Webb

Call: 301-443-3524

We fund programs that support academic, service, and continuing education projects. They enhance nursing education, improve the quality of patient care, increase nurse retention, and strengthen the nursing workforce.

What’s the impact of NEPQR grantees?

Nursing Education and Practice Programs: 2018-2019 Academic Year (PDF - 148 KB)

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Simulation Education Training (SET) Program

The NEPQR-SET program expands experiential learning opportunities. This includes the use of simulation-based technology. This helps patient, family, and community health in rural and medically high-need areas.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are an accredited school of nursing, a health care facility, or a partnership of such a school and facility.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent NEPQR-SET funding notice.

Technical Assistance

FAQs during the NEPQR-SET webinar

How can I contact you?

Email Kirk Koyama

Call: 301-443-4926

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR)-Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) Training Program

The NEPQR-RNPC recruits and trains nursing students and current registered nurses (RNs). They practice in community-based primary care teams. The goal is to increase access to care. They emphasize chronic disease prevention and control, including mental health and substance use.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are an accredited school of nursing, a health care facility, or a partnership of such a school and facility.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent NEPQR-RNPC funding notice.

How can I contact you?

Email Carolyn Nganga-Good

Call: 301-443-0000

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) – Veteran Nurses in Primary Care (VNPC) Training Program

The NEPQR-VNPC expanded the NEPQR-RNPC investment. It targets undergraduate nursing students who are veterans and current primary care RNs.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are an accredited school of nursing, a health care facility, or a partnership of such a school and facility.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent NEPQR-VNPC funding notice.

Technical Assistance

01/2019 Webinar: NEPQR-VNPC Program

FAQs: NEPQR-VNPC Program

How can I contact you?

Email Marian Smithey

Call: 301-443-3831

Nursing Education, Practice and Quality and Retention-Bachelor of Science in Nursing Practicums in Community Settings Program

The NEPQR-BPCS program increases the number of nursing students to train in rural and underserved communities.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are an accredited school of nursing, a health care facility, or a partnership of such a school and facility.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov.

How can I contact you?

Email Marian Smithey

Call: 301-443-3831

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Program (IPCP): Behavioral Health Integration (BHI)

The NEPQR-IPCP-BHI program increases access to, and quality of, behavioral health services through nurse-led primary care teams in rural or high-need areas.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are an accredited school of nursing, a health care facility, or a partnership of such a school and facility.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent NEPQR-IPCP-BHI funding notice.

Technical Assistance

01/2020 Webinar: NEPQR-IPCP-BHI Program

FAQs from the NEPQR-IPCP-BHI Program webinar

Who received awards in FY 2020?

We awarded a total of $8,266,338 million to 17 grantees.

How can I contact you?

Email Leslie Poudrier

Call: 301-443-3511

NFLP funds increase the number of qualified nursing faculty.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are an accredited school of nursing, including advanced education nursing programs.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most NFLP funding notice.

Technical Assistance

12/2019 Webinar: NFLP

NFLP Administrative Guidelines (PDF - 559 KB)

NFLP Exhibit Forms (PDF - 592 KB)

Who received awards in FY 2020?

We awarded $26,687,624 to 81 grantees in FY 2020.

How can I contact you?

Email the NFLP

Call Linda Wierzechowski at 301-443-0819

We support projects that increase nursing education opportunities for individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities among registered nurses.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are

  • An accredited school of nursing
  • A nurse managed health clinic/center
  • An academic health center
  • A state or local government
  • A private or public nonprofit entity that the HHS Secretary deems appropriate

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent NWD funding notice.

Technical Assistance

FAQs: Nursing Workforce Diversity-Eldercare Enhancement (NWD-E2) Program

What's the impact of NWD grantees?

NWD Outcomes – Academic Years 2014-2019 (PDF - 127 KB)

How can I contact you?

Email Aja H. Williams

Call: 301-945-9658

Apply for an Oral Health Grant

Our oral health programs support the oral health needs of people who need it most, including those in rural areas.

Advisory Committees

Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry

Oral Health Coordinating Committee

View the Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Career Development program under Medicine.

Funds increase the number of dental and dental hygiene faculty. Through loan repayment, the grant helps training programs attract and retain dental and dental hygiene faculty. The focus is on pediatric dentistry faculty supervising residents.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are

  • A public or private nonprofit dental or dental hygiene school
  • An approved residency program in the practice of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry
  • An approved advanced education program in the practice of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent DFLRP funding notice.

How can I contact you?

Email Oksana Cobb

Call: 301-945-0279

We support state efforts to develop programs that address oral health workforce needs in Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

States match at least 40% of federal funds through cash or in-kind contributions.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, only if you are a Governor-appointed, state government entity. For example, the office of the state’s dental director or a state-run university or dental school.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities funding notice.

How can I contact you?

Email Thomas Vallin, MPH

Call: 301-443-1307

We prepare general, pediatric, and public health dentists for practice. They lead new models of oral health care delivery. They do this by supporting innovative postdoctoral dental residency training programs. 

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are an entity with

  • A program in dental school
  • An approved residency or advanced education program in the practice of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry. This may include dental schools or not-for-profit hospitals. 

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent PDD funding notice.

Technical Assistance

FAQs during the HRSA-20-005 webinar 

Who received awards in FY 2020?

We awarded $13,004,548 to 27 grantees in FY 2020.

How can I contact you?

Email Jennifer Holtzman

Call: 301-945-3368

Our funds go toward pediatric training for dentists and dental hygienists. This will improve access to oral health care for people with the most need, including in rural areas.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are

  • An accredited school of dentistry and dental hygiene
  • A public or non-profit hospital
  • A not-for-profit entity which the Secretary deems capable 

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. 

How can I contact you?

Email LCDR Cynthia Chennault

Call: 301-443-6691

This program establishes a training center for the career development of junior primary care dental faculty, Doctors of Dental Surgery (DDS), Doctors of Dental Medicine (DMD) and Dental Hygienists.

Am I eligible to apply?

When funding is available, you can apply if you are*:

  • Schools of dentistry
  • Public or nonprofit private hospitals
  • Public or private nonprofit entities capable of carrying out the grant

How do I apply?

When funding is available, apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent funding notice for Primary Care Dental Faculty Development Program.

How can I contact you? 

Email Jennifer Holtzman

Phone: (301) 945-3368

Apply for a Public Health Grant

We work to meet national, state, and local health care needs. We do this through our public health workforce grants and cooperative agreements.

Our programs increase the number, quality, and ability of public health workers.

Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary and Community-Based Linkages

PHTC funding provides graduate or specialized training in public health.

Find each region's Public Health Training Center.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible*, if you are

  • An accredited school of public health; or
  • Another public or nonprofit private entity accredited to provide graduate or specialized training in public health.

How do I apply?

When funding is available, you apply via grants.gov. Read the most recent PHTC funding notice.

How can I contact you?

Email Megan Lincoln

Call: 301-443-2702

Apply to the State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

The SLRP provides cost-sharing grants to states and territories. This allows you to operate your own loan repayment programs.

Your programs must repay loans to primary medical, mental/behavioral, and dental healthcare clinicians. These clinicians must be working in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

Is my state or territory eligible?

You must meet four requirements:

  • Location 
  • Matching funds
  • Administration
  • Use of federal funds

Get detailed requirements and find out how to apply.

* Note: Always read the notice of funding opportunity for full eligibility requirements.

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