HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Capacity Development Program

January 27, 2023

HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Capacity Development Program

Part C applications due February 17, 2023

HRSA will make 50 awards for Part C of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Eligible organizations – including those in rural areas – are independent school districts, state, local, and tribal governments, tribal organizations, non- and for-profit organizations, and special district governments. Over one year of performance, award recipients will complete one short-term activity that will help increase access to high-quality HIV primary healthcare services for low-income and underserved people with HIV.

New Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement: Integrated Substance Use Disorder Training Program (ISTP) – HRSA-23-090

January 26, 2023

New Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement: Integrated Substance Use Disorder Training Program (ISTP) – HRSA-23-090

Integrated Substance Use Disorder Training Program (ISTP) HRSA-23-090

Applications accepted until Thursday, March 23, 2023 11:59 p.m. ET.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to expand the number of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, health service psychologists, counselors, nurses, and/or social workers (including individuals completing clinical training requirements for licensure) trained to provide mental health and substance use disorder services in underserved community-based settings that integrate primary care, mental health, and substance use disorder services, including such settings that serve pediatric populations.

Individuals completing clinical training requirements for licensure refers to individuals who have completed their academic degree, but require a period of supervised training to obtain full licensure. 

Eligible Applicants Include:

(a) Teaching health centers;

(b) Federally qualified health centers; community mental health centers, rural health clinics, Health centers operated by Indian Health Services, Indian tribes, and tribal organizations; or

(c) Urban Indian organizations.

View the grant opportunity for complete eligibility information.

Awards: HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $9 million to approximately 17 recipients over a period of five years through this funding opportunity.

Have questions? Join the Technical Assistance Webinar 

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023 Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET

HRSA Webinar – Advancing Health Equity among Hispanic/Latino Populations

January 23, 2023

HRSA Webinar – Advancing Health Equity among Hispanic/Latino Populations

Tuesday, February 7, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm CT

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) IEA’s first session of the learning series, “Getting to Know HRSA” will explore HRSA’s priority areas, programs, funding, and technical resources available to support organizations providing health and social services to Hispanic/Latino populations. During the session, participants will have the opportunity to hear about effective ways to collaborate and stay connected to HRSA to leverage resources and gain access to innovative and high-value programs. The session will be broadcast in Spanish with live language interpretation to English.

Register Here

 

Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC)-NOW OPEN

January 10, 2023

Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC)

Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program is now open. As a reminder, this provides loan repayment to nurses in exchange for a minimum two-year full-time service commitment, at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses or an eligible school of nursing.

In order to be eligible:

  • You must be a:
    • Licensed registered nurse;
    • Advanced practice registered nurse, such as a nurse practitioner; or
    • Nurse faculty member
  • You received your nursing education from an accredited school of nursing located in a U.S. state or territory.
  • You work full-time in either:

HRSA will host two technical assistance webinars:

                             Thursday, January 26                                          Wednesday, February 15

                             2:00-3:30 p.m. ET via Zoom                               2:00-3:30 p.m. ET via Zoom

 

For more questions please contact:

Call: 1-800-221-9393 | TTY: 1-877-897-9910
M – F | 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (except federal holidays)

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HRSA Funding Opportunity – HRSA-23-002 – HRSA Nurse Anesthetist Program

December 30, 2022

HRSA Funding Opportunity – HRSA-23-002 – HRSA Nurse Anesthetist Program

HRSA Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Program – Applications are due February 10. Accredited schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, state, or local governments, and other public or private nonprofit entities may apply for an expected 80 awards to educate/train registered nurses in delivering safe anesthesia and pain management services. The goal of the program is to increase the supply and distribution of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Recent research finds that rural hospitals struggle to provide surgical services; of rural counties in the study, 55 percent had no surgeon, 81 percent had no anesthesiologist, and 58 percent had no Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Awardee institutions can use the funding to provide traineeship awards between $1,000 and $22,000 per year to each of its eligible NAT students and those trainees can use the funds to support tuition; books, fees, and living expenses.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Accredited schools of nursing,
  • Nursing centers,
  • Academic health centers,
  • State or local governments,
  • and other public or private nonprofit entities determined appropriate by the Secretary.
  • Domestic community-based organizations,
  • Tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply, if otherwise eligible

Individuals and foreign entities are not eligible applicants under this NOFO. Applicants must be accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs at the time of application, and for the duration of the award.

HRSA-23-002

HRSA Funding Opportunity – HRSA-23-031 – Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program

December 30, 2022

HRSA Funding Opportunity – HRSA-23-031 – Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program

Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program – Applications are due March 22. HRSA announced a new funding opportunity that supports the development of integrated healthcare networks to address unmet local healthcare needs and prevalent health disparities in rural Delta communities. Through the Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program (2023), HRSA will award approximately $12 million across 12 awards. The Delta Program’s purpose is to: (i) to achieve efficiencies; (ii) to expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential healthcare services; and (iii) to strengthen the rural healthcare system as a whole. TA Webinar scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2023, from 1 pm – 2:30 pm CT.

Eligible applicants include:

  • domestic public or private,
  • non-profit or for profit entities including domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations.

The applicant organization may be located in a rural or urban area, but must have demonstrated experience serving, or capacity to serve, rural underserved populations included in the Project Abstract section of the application. The applicant organization may not previously have received an award under 42 U.S.C. 254c(f) (other than a grant for planning activities) for the same or a similar project. However, existing recipients that (1) seek to expand services or expand their service areas, (2) include new or additional network member organizations, or (3) target a new population or new focus area are eligible to apply.

HRSA-23-031

 

HHS Announces New $350 Million Initiative to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations

November 26, 2022

HRSA Announces New $350 Million Initiative to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 22, 2022
HRSA NEWS ROOM
newsroom.hrsa.gov
Contact: HRSA PRESS OFFICE
Phone: 301-443-3376
Email: Press@hrsa.gov

HRSA will distribute funding to health centers to support community-based vaccination events and outreach focused on underserved populations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced a new $350 million initiative for HRSA-supported health centers to increase COVID-19 vaccines in their communities, with a specific focus on underserved populations. This funding will support health centers administering updated COVID-19 vaccines through mobile, drive-up, walk-up, or community-based vaccination events, including working with community-based organizations, and other efforts to increase the administration of COVID-19 vaccines.

“Community health centers save lives,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “We will continue to reach, vaccinate, and protect our most vulnerable people across the country working together with community health centers and community-based organizations. We have seen COVID infections increase in prior winters, and it does not have to be that way this year. We now have updated COVID-19 vaccines to protect communities against the Omicron strain. Our message is simple: Don’t wait. Get an updated COVID-19 vaccine this fall. It’s safe and effective.”

“As community-based organizations that have built deep relationships with their patients and neighborhoods, health centers are uniquely positioned to increase COVID-19 vaccinations,” said HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson. “These funds will ensure that people who live in underserved communities have access to updated COVID-19 vaccines this winter through community-based vaccination events hosted by health care providers and organizations they trust.”

The Expanding COVID-19 Vaccination initiative will provide resources directly to health centers throughout the country to increase COVID-19 vaccinations this winter by addressing the unique access barriers experienced by the underserved populations that health centers serve. HRSA anticipates these efforts will also increase flu and childhood vaccinations through combined vaccination events. All HRSA-funded health centers, as well as health center look-alikes that received American Rescue Plan funding, will be eligible. These funds build on the previous investments made to HRSA-funded health centers to combat COVID-19 and will help even more Americans have access to updated COVID-19 vaccines. To date, health centers have administered more than 22 million vaccines in underserved communities across the country, of which 70 percent to patients of racial and ethnic minorities.

To facilitate access to COVID-19 vaccination, the initiative will foster new and strengthened coordination, with community-based organizations that provide childcare, early childhood development, housing, food, employment, education, older adult, or behavioral health services. Health centers will be encouraged to support mobile, drive-up, walk-up, or community-based vaccination events; extend operating hours, outreach, and off-site vaccination locations to expand opportunities for COVID-19 vaccination; and support  access to COVID-19 vaccination by expanding transportation, translation, education, and interpretation services.

The nearly 1,400 HRSA-funded community health centers serve as a national source of primary care in underserved communities, providing services through more than 14,000 sites across the country. They are community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver affordable, accessible, and high-quality medical, dental, and behavioral health services to more than 30 million patients each year, with specific initiatives intended to reach people experiencing homelessness, agricultural workers, and residents of public housing.

In 2021, HRSA-funded health centers provided care for one-in-five residents in rural areas and one-in-eleven people nationwide. One-in-three health center patients are living in poverty, and nearly two-thirds are racial/ethnic minorities.

Learn more about the Health Center Program: https://bphc.hrsa.gov/about-health-centers/health-center-program-impact-growth

Read the White House FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Announces Six-Week Campaign to Get More Americans their Updated COVID-⁠19 Vaccine Before End of the Year.

 

See additional News & Announcements on HRSA.gov.