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HRSA Funding Opportunity Announcements

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has released two new funding opportunities. These include the Public Health Training Centers (PHTCs) Program, with a grant application deadline of May 23, 2011, and the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP), with an application due date of May 25, 2011.

Grant competition for the Public Health Training Centers (PHTC) Program involves available funding of $6.5 million to support up to ten new Public Health Training Centers (PHTCs) as cooperative agreements in an amount up to $650,000 each annually. These Centers provide education, training and other services to help meet public health workforce needs and address related shortages. Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited schools are eligible to apply.

The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) 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.

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