Funding Announcement from NLM
Posted on behalf of Angela B. Ruffin, PhD, Head NN/LM National Network Office
HRSA Funding Opportunity Announcements Below, please find information about two new HRSA supported funding opportunities!! These include the Public Health Training Centers (PHTCs) Program and the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP). Grant applications for the PHTCs program are due May 23, 2011 8:00 PM ET. Grant applications for the HCOP are due May 25, 2011 8:00 PM ET. Feel free to share the information below with colleagues and peers who may be interested.
PHTC: On Monday, March 21 HRSA posted the FY2011 grant competition for the Public Health Training Centers (PHTC) Program We have $6.5 million in funding available through FY 2011 appropriation and the Prevention and Public Health Fund for up to 10 cooperative agreements (up to $650,000 each annually) to support up to ten new Public Health Training Centers (PHTCs) as cooperative agreements in an amount up to $650,000 each annually. PHTCs provide education, training and other services to help meet public health workforce needs and address related shortages. CEPH-accredited schools of public health and public health programs are eligible; grant applications will be due May 23. There will be a technical assistance call for potential PHTC grantees on March 30 at noon. If you missed the call, the slides and recording will be available afterward. The link to the funding announcement is: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=hGcqNHhZkQ2cS1GvWt0rcgXfQh7pPdcQ5px8TQGyhVTMhQJHbjvt!1145704052?oppId=80873&mode=VIEW.
NOTE re eligibility: Supplemental applications from existing centers MAY be submitted through this announcement, although the intent of the competition is to stand up new centers. Therefore supplemental applications are likely to be viewed (in the Objective Review Process) as less strong applications compared to those of new applicants, and potential applicants are urged to evaluate whether the effort of putting together a supplemental application is worthwhile. HRSA will clarify this on the TA call, as well.
HCOP: On Thursday, March 24, we posted the FY11 grant competition for the Health Careers Opportunity Program. The HCOP program helps provide tutoring, mentoring and other services for students from disadvantaged backgrounds pursuing careers as physician assistants; in behavioral and mental health, public and allied health; dentistry; optometry; pharmacy; and in general, osteopathic, chiropractic, podiatric and veterinary medicine. HRSA expects to make approximately $9.8 million available to fund 14 academic institutions and training programs. The link to the funding announcement is: https://grants.hrsa.gov/webExternal/FundingOppDetails.asp?FundingCycleId=E094A5D3-EF6A-4E0E-8D1D-4E6D4C79F99A&ViewMode=EU&GoBack=&PrintMode=&OnlineAvailabilityFlag=&pageNumber=&version=&NC=&Popup.