Advanced Education Nursing Traineeships

Grants are awarded to eligible institutions to provide financial support through traineeships for registered nurses enrolled in programs pursuing advanced degrees as primary care nurse practitioners (NP) or nurse-midwives.

Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.358
Federal Agency
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Health Resources and Services Administration
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds can be used to pay all or part of the costs of tuition, books/ebooks, and fees of the program of advanced nurse education, and reasonable living expenses in the form of stipends for the student during the period for which the traineeship is provided.

Restricted Uses: Books for library or personal use and trainee travel are not allowed.
Authorization
Title VIII , Section 811 (a)(2) of the Public Health Service Act, (42 U.S.C. 296j(a)(2)), as amended by Section 5308 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are collegiate schools of nursing, academic health centers, and other private or public nonprofit entities accredited by a recognized body or bodies or State agency, approved for the purpose of nursing education by the Secretary of Education. The school must be located in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if otherwise eligible.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The participating institutions select traineeship recipients. A recipient (student) must be enrolled in an advanced education nursing program in the recipient institution for preparation as a primary care nurse practitioner and/or nurse-midwife. The student/enrollee must be pursuing a master's or doctoral degree, a combined RN to master's degree, nurse-midwifery certificate in existence on November 12, 1998, or a post-graduate master's certificate. The student/enrollee must be a citizen of the United States, non-citizen national, or foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. The student/enrollee must be prepared to sit for national nursing certification in the nursing specialty or field of study (as applicable) following graduation.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Application and Award Process
Preapplication Coordination
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov.

All qualified applications are forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions.
Award Procedure
Notification of award is made in writing (electronic) through a Notice of Award.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately 6-8 months after receipt of application.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The project period is two years in length. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantees draw down funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Post Assistance Requirements
Reports
Program reports are required. The awardee will be required to submit semi-annual performance and annual progress reports as well as status-federal financial reports (see below for general information on each required report). Cash reports are not applicable. The awardee will be required to submit performance and progress reports as well as status-federal financial reports (see the program announcement and notice of award for details for each required report). The awardee must submit a quarterly electronic Federal Financial Report (FFR) Cash Transaction Report via the Payment Management System within 30 days of the end of each calendar quarter. A Federal Financial Report (SF-425) according to the following schedule: http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/manage/technicalassistance/federalfinancialreport/ffrschedule.pdf. A final report is due within 90 days after the project period ends. If applicable, the awardee must submit a Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428) and any related forms within 90 days after the project period ends. New awards (“Type 1”) issued under this funding opportunity announcement are subject to the reporting requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006 (Pub. L. 109–282), as amended by section 6202 of Public Law 110–252, and implemented by 2 CFR Part 170. Grant and cooperative agreement recipients must report information for each first-tier subaward of $25,000 or more in federal funds and executive total compensation for the recipient’s and subrecipient’s five most highly compensated executives as outlined in Appendix A to 2 CFR Part 170 (FFATA details are available online at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/ffata.html). Competing continuation awardees, etc. may be subject to this requirement and will be so notified in the Notice of Award. No expenditure reports are required. Program performance measures are now required.
Audits
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records
Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records three years from the date they submit the FFR. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the three year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular three year period, whichever is later.
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0350-0-1-551.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 13 $22,755,038; FY 14 est $29,203,144; and FY 15 est $28,804,484
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 13 Range $90,000 – $350,000 Average $323,729.

FY 14 est Range $70,209 - $350,000; Average $210,105

FY 15 est Range $100,155 - $350,000; Average $225,078.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for state, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 74 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations, as applicable.

HRSA awards are subject to the applicable requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants.
Information Contacts
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office
Janice Young, AENT Project Officer, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce Division of Nursing and Public Health 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9-89, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: jyoung@hrsa.gov Phone: (301) 443-6739
Website Address
http://www.hrsa.gov
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Competing applications are reviewed by non-Federal expert consultant(s) for technical merit recommendations. Approval of an application will be based on an analysis of the factors set forth in the application. See the section on Application Review in the funding opportunity announcement. All eligible applicants are submitted to an Objective Review Committee for review.
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