AETC Education for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
Grant Amount: Approximately $1,550,000 is expected to be available annually to fund at least five grantees.
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Education for Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician Assistants (PA) program. The intention of this funding opportunity is to establish nurse practitioner and physician assistant HIV/AIDS primary care education programs designed to train nurse practitioners and physician assistants in HIV/AIDS care and treatment. Several important changes in the U.S. population will both increase future demand for health care and affect the adequacy of the future health care workforce to meet that demand. These demographic changes include: (1) growth in the general population, (2) increases in the racial/ethnic diversity of the population, (3) changes in the age distribution of the population through the aging of the ‘baby boomer’ generation, and (4) changes in the gender distribution of health care providers (Dill and Salsburg 2008; Salsberg and Grover 2006; Smalarz et al. 2007; Center for Workforce Studies 2005). The greatest growth in demand for nurse practitioners and physician assistants has been in primary care.
The purpose of this FOA, which ties directly to the shortage of primary health care providers in HIV/AIDS care in the U.S., is to fund accredited schools/programs to train faculty that teach HIV/AIDS and primary care services for patients with HIV/AIDS to nurse practitioner and physician assistant students.
Funding preference will be given to applicants/organizations who request this and explain the basis for it as designated by Section 2692 (42 U.S.C. §300ff-111) of the Public Health Service Act. As amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009, the Secretary shall give preference to qualified projects which will: (A) train, or result in the training of, health professionals who will provide treatment for minority individuals and Native Americans with HIV/AIDS and other individuals who are at high risk of contracting such disease; (B) train, or result in the training of, minority health professionals and minority allied health professionals to provide treatment for individuals with such disease; and (C) train, or result in the training of, health professionals and allied health professionals to provide treatment for hepatitis B or C co-infected individuals.
US Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Health Resources and Services Administration
City Agencies Community Based Organizations County Agencies Educational Organizations/Institutions Nonprofit Organizations Religious Organizations State Agencies Tribal Organizations
Number of Awards Given
minumum 5 awards
Award Amount Notes
Approximately $1,550,000 is expected to be available annually to fund at least five grantees. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $350,000 per year. The period of support is five years. Funding beyond the first year is dependent on the availability of appropriated funds for AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Education for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants program in subsequent fiscal years, grantee satisfactory performance, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal government.
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Grants.gov Contact Center , Phone: (800) 518-4726
Diana T Palow Branch Chief, HIV Education Branch Div of Training & Capacity DevHIV/AIDS Bureau, HRSA Attn: Funding Program Parklawn Building, Room 7-89 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857 Phone: (301) 443-4405 Fax: (301) 443-9645
Education and Prevention Health Care Workers HIV/AIDS Prevention Medical Treatments and Therapies Nurses Primary Care Training Programs
Educators Health Professionals Trainers
HRSA requires applicants for this funding opportunity announcement to apply electronically through Grants.gov. The registration and application process protects applicants against fraud and ensures that only authorized representatives from an organization can submit an application. Applicants are responsible for maintaining these registrations, which should be completed well in advance of submitting an application. All applicants must submit in this manner unless they obtain a written exemption from this requirement in advance by the Director of HRSA’s Division of Grants Policy. Applicants must request an exemption in writing from DGPWaivers@hrsa.gov, and provide details as to why they are technologically unable to submit electronically through the Grants.gov portal. If requesting a waiver, include the following in the e-mail request: the HRSA announcement number for which the organization is seeking relief; the organization’s DUNS number; the name; address; and telephone number of the organization; the name and telephone number of the Project Director; as well as the Grants.gov Tracking Number (GRANTXXXX) assigned to the submission along with a copy of the “Rejected with Errors” notification as received from Grants.gov. HRSA and its Digital Services Operation (DSO) will only accept paper applications from applicants that received prior written approval. However, the application must still be submitted by the deadline.
Applicants must submit proposals according to the instructions in the Guide and in this funding opportunity announcement in conjunction with Application Form SF-424 Research and Related (SF-424 R&R). The forms contain additional general information and instructions for applications, proposal narratives, and budgets. The forms and instructions may be obtained by: (1) Downloading from http://www.grants.gov, or (2) Contacting the HRSA Digital Services Operation (DSO) at: HRSADSO@hrsa.gov
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