Health and Human Services Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (HHSIEA)

October 4, 2022

Funding Opportunity TA Webinar: Public Health AmeriCorps

Please join the Department of Health and Human Services for the following events this week:

Funding Opportunity TA Webinar: Public Health AmeriCorps 

AmeriCorps recently announced a new round of funding for Public Health AmeriCorps!

Public Health AmeriCorps, launched in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a $400 million investment to engage new communities and individuals in public health, recruiting and building a new workforce ready to respond to the nation’s public health needs. Last year, over 80 organizations were awarded a total of more than $60 million. Funding is open to nonprofit, faith-based, tribal, and community-based organizations; higher education institutions; state, local, and territorial government entities, including local public health departments.

Is your organization seeking capacity to address a public health issue? Learn more about how to apply for a Public Health AmeriCorps grant! 

Date: Thursday, October 6th
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Register for the webinar here
This session will walk through the Public Health AmeriCorps NOFO components and programmatic requirements.

To learn more:

  • Register for the webinar on October 25, 2022 at 1PM ET: FY23 AmeriCorps State and National NOFOs Best Practices in Developing Performance Measures. This session will support organizations in developing their applications.
  • Watch the Intro to AmeriCorps Webinar session recording, recommend for anyone new to AmeriCorps funding
  • Read about the first cohort of Public Health AmeriCorps grantees here
  • Apply for funding here!

For more information, visit americorps.gov/publichealth or contact publichealth@americorps.gov

Launching Soon: Primary Care Training and Enhancement-Residency Training in Mental and Behavioral Health NOFO

October 4, 2022

Primary Care Training and Enhancement-Residency Training in Mental and Behavioral Health (HRSA-23-099)

Through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will support a new notice of funding opportunity totaling nearly $60 million over 5-years to support training to expand the public health workforce.

Primary Care Training and Enhancement-Residency Training in Mental and Behavioral Health (HRSA-23-099) is a new program that will train primary care residents in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, treatment, and referral of services for mental and behavioral health conditions. In particular, the program will benefit pediatric, adolescent, young adult, and other populations who are at-risk or have experienced abuse, trauma, or mental health and/or substance use disorders, including those related to the effects of gun violence.

Awards will support both classroom training and clinical rotations that focus on mental and behavioral health conditions.

Eligible entities include:

  • Accredited public or nonprofit private hospitals;
  • Schools of allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine;
  • Residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics or combined internal medicine and pediatrics (“med-peds”); and
  • Tribes and tribal organizations, if otherwise eligible.

The Primary Care Training and Enhancement-Residency Training in Mental and Behavioral Health program is authorized by Section 747(a) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 .U.S.C. § 293k(a)) and the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, P.L.117-159.

To be notified when this funding opportunity opens, sign up for Health Professions Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) updates.

Grants 101 Workshop

Date: September 19, 2022

Grants 101 Workshop

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) Region 7 will host a Grants 101 Workshop in St. Louis, Missouri! Attendees will learn about the federal grant application process, where to find funding opportunities, strategies for putting together a successful application from a grantee’s perspective, engaging with foundations, and resources to support their grant writing efforts. Space for this free grants workshop is limited.

Date:  Thursday, September 29, 2022

Time:  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT | Registration begins at 8:30 AM.

Location: Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Center, 5701 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis MO 63112

Who Should Attend This Workshop?
Community and faith-based organizations, hospitals, health centers, universities, community colleges, and public health departments interested in learning how to register for federal funding opportunities, where to find those opportunities, and how to create a competitive grant proposal and submit a successful grant application.

 Register here.

For more information, contact Myesha Kennedy at MKennedy@hrsa.gov.

Webinar on HUD’s Funding Opportunity to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness

Date: September 9, 2022

Webinar on Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Funding Opportunity to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET

In June 2022, HUD announced the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness (Special NOFO), which makes $322 million in competitive funding available to communities to address unsheltered and rural homelessness. This funding opportunity includes a $54.5 million set aside for communities in rural areas.

Funding is available for permanent housing, street outreach efforts and other supportive services, and Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS). CoCs will need to demonstrate a comprehensive community approach to reduce homelessness among people experiencing homelessness with severe service needs, especially those with histories of unsheltered homelessness.

Applications must be submitted by October 20, 2022, at 8:00 PM EDT. For more information about this Special NOFO please visit HUD’s Special NOFO site.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development will be hosting a webinar with HUD to discuss this funding opportunity as well as other ways to work with CoCs to address homelessness in your communities. The webinar will be on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

No registration required. Please click on this link at that time. 

The webinar will be capped at 1,000 attendees. Attendees are encouraged to sign in at least 5 minutes before the webinar start time.

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$10 million in ARPA funding for Missouri residential care and assisted living facilities

Date: September 1, 2022

$10 million in ARPA funding for Missouri residential care and assisted living facilities

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri residential care and assisted living facilities licensed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) are now eligible for reimbursement for COVID-19-related expenses through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). $10 million of this federal funding has been allocated for reimbursement.

Providers may seek reimbursement for expenses incurred and/or business interruption costs directly related to preparing, preventing and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will compensate expenses incurred between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. Expenses eligible for reimbursement include:

  • Payroll costs.
  • Training and orientation.
  • Operational supplies.

“Missouri’s residential care and assisted living facilities had some of the most challenging situations to navigate throughout the pandemic, from infection control management to workforce and equipment shortages,” said Paula Nickelson, DHSS acting director. “This reimbursement opportunity will allow facilities to recover from the unprecedented challenges the past two and a half years have presented so they can focus on providing care to some of Missouri’s most vulnerable.”

DHSS created two portal guidance documents to assist operators with registering online and navigating the portal. Operators will need to register on the MO ARPA portal before they can apply. An application checklist and FAQs can be found on moarpa.mo.gov.

HRSA Funding Opportunities

Date: August 25, 2022

Rural Health Network Development Program (Application Due Date: November 22, 2022) – The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will be making approximately 44 awards of up to $300,000 each for the 2023 Rural Health Network Development (RHND) Program. This four-year program will support integrated health care networks who collaborate to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. HRSA intends for the RHND Program to address gaps in service, enhance systems of care, and expand capacity of the local rural health care system.

Eligible organizations must be located in a domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities, including faith-based, community-based, tribes and tribal organizations. The applicant organization may be located in a rural or urban area, but must have demonstrated experience serving, or the capacity to serve, rural underserved populations. The applicant organization must represent a network that includes at least three or more health care provider organizations and, at least 66% (or two-thirds) of network members must be located in a HRSA-designated rural area.

FORHP will hold a webinar for applicants on Wednesday September 7, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST / 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST. Log-in information is below:

Review the NOFO at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=hrsa-23-030.

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) – Applications are due October 12, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET. The purpose of the program is to support community-based partnerships and collaborations aimed at promoting access to health care for under-resourced and underserved children, youth, and their families nationwide, through the implementation and evaluation of new or enhanced community-based projects and models of care. Recipients will implement community-based projects incorporating evidence-informed or evidence-based strategies or innovations to increase access to health care and preventive health services in rural and other underserved populations. An application webinar was held on Friday, July 29, 2022. To view the recording, go here.

AmeriCorps Grants Will Focus on Evidence-Based InterventionsNonprofit organizations, tribes, and local governments are eligible for the next round of grants from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for community service and volunteerism. The funding for 2023 will prioritize evidence-based interventions proven to work in communities with concentrated poverty and/or historically underrepresented and underserved individuals. The programs present a unique opportunity for organizations who work in rural to help support public and community health and create potential career pathways while also addressing longstanding workforce capacity challenges. The deadline to apply for federal grants is January 4, 2023. Single-state applicant deadlines to State Commissions may be significantly earlier.

American Heart Association Rural Health Care Outcomes Accelerator – Ongoing. The three-year initiative is designed to eliminate health disparities with learning collaboratives and professional education for hospitals and clinicians. The national nonprofit will support up to 700 rural hospitals at no cost. 

2023 Rural Health Network Development (RHND) Program

Date: August 23, 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) would like to share this message on behalf of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP).

HRSA FORHP will be making approximately 44 awards of up to $300,000 each for the 2023 Rural Health Network Development (RHND) Program. This four-year program will support integrated health care networks who collaborate to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. HRSA intends for the RHND Program to address gaps in service, enhance systems of care, and expand capacity of the local rural health care system.

The RHND Program will focus on the following four program domains:

  • Improve access: by addressing gaps in care, workforce shortages, better workflows and/or improving the quality of health care services
  • Expand capacity and services: by creating effective systems through the development of knowledge, skills, structures, and leadership models
  • Enhance outcomes: by improving patient and/or network development outcomes through expanding or strengthening the network’s services, activities or interventions
  • Sustainability: by positioning the network to prepare for sustainable health programs through value-based care and population health management.

Eligible organizations must be located in a domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities, including faith-based, community-based, tribes and tribal organizations. The applicant organization may be located in a rural or urban area, but must have demonstrated experience serving, or the capacity to serve, rural underserved populations. The applicant organization must represent a network that includes at least three or more health care provider organizations and, at least 66% (or two-thirds) of network members must be located in a HRSA-designated rural area.

As FORHP continues to focus on sharing program outcomes, the identification and dissemination of rural evidence-based models maintains a priority. The Rural Health Information Hub (RHI hub) consists of a number of resources, including successful program models and evidence-based toolkits.

FORHP will hold a webinar for applicants on Wednesday September 7, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST. Log-in information is below:

  • Weblink
  • Call-In Number: 1-833-568-8864
  • Meeting ID: 14653038

A recording will be made available for those who cannot attend.

Review the NOFO.

New Funding Opportunities

Date: August 18, 2022

Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education AND Teaching Health Center Planning and Development 

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), through the American Rescue Plan, will invest in two new funding opportunities that will launch soon. 

The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program will support the training of residents in primary care residency programs in community-based ambulatory patient care centers. Program recipients will prepare physician and dental residents to provide high quality care, particularly in rural and underserved communities, and develop competencies to serve these diverse populations.   

The Teaching Health Center Planning and Development (THCPD) program will fund community-based health centers to create new accredited primary care residency programs to increase the physician and dental healthcare workforce in rural and underserved communities. 

Eligible community-based primary care/fellowship programs for both funding opportunities include: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine-pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or geriatrics.

Have questions? 

Join the Informational Webinar 

Attend this pre-launch webinar to learn about these programs.

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET 

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For dial-in only: 

Meeting ID: 161 444 5277
Phone: 833 568 8864  
Passcode: 39402097