Graduate Psychology Education
The Graduate Psychology Education Program supports training of doctoral health psychology students, interns, and post-doctoral residents to provide integrated, interdisciplinary, behavioral health and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and other Substance Use Disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment services in high need and high demand areas. The program also supports faculty development of health service psychologists . The overarching goal of the program is to prepare and build capacity of the doctoral health psychology workforce, to provide mental/behavioral health care, including OUD and other SUD prevention and treatment services, in high need and high demand areas. Grants will be awarded to assist eligible entities in meeting the costs to develop, operate, and maintain graduate psychology doctoral programs, internships, and post-doctoral residency programs in health psychology. The Graduate Psychology Education Program supports training of doctoral health psychology students, interns, and post-doctoral residents to provide integrated, interdisciplinary, behavioral health and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and other Substance Use Disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment services in high need and high demand areas. The program also supports faculty development of health service psychologists . The overarching goal of the program is to prepare and build capacity of the doctoral health psychology workforce, to provide mental/behavioral health care, including OUD and other SUD prevention and treatment services, in high need and high demand areas. Grants will be awarded to assist eligible entities in meeting the costs to develop, operate, and maintain graduate psychology doctoral programs, internships, and post-doctoral residency programs in health psychology.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2018
The GPE Program provided stipend support to 263 students participating in practica, internships, or post-doctoral residency programs in psychology. The majority of students who received a stipend were trained in medically underserved communities (94 percent) and/or a primary care setting (87 percent). Of the 254 students who completed GPE-supported programs, 75 percent intended to become employed or pursue further training in medically underserved communities and 58 percent intended to become employed or pursue further training in primary care settings. GPE grantees partnered with 186 sites to provide 627 clinical training experiences for psychology graduate students (e.g., hospitals, ambulatory practice sites, and academic institutions) as well as 3,140 interprofessional team-based care trainees who participated in clinical training along with the psychology graduate students. Approximately 88 percent of these training sites were located in medically underserved communities and 82 percent were primary care and/or rural settings. Approximately 48 percent of the sites offered substance use treatment services and 36 percent offered telehealth services.
Sections 750 and 756 (a)(2) of the Public Health Service Act (USC 42 USC §§ 294; 294e-1).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Public or private nonprofit schools, universities, or other educational entities which provide for graduate psychology education and training or other public or private nonprofit entities capable, as determined by the Secretary, of carrying out the objectives of the project. Eligible entities are American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited doctoral-level schools and programs of health service psychology, APA-accredited doctoral internships in professional psychology, and APA-accredited post-doctoral residency programs in practice psychology. Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if otherwise eligible. The eligible entity must demonstrate that the training within an APA accredited psychology training school or program, internship, and post-doctoral residency program will occur in collaboration with two or more health disciplines other than psychology.
Doctoral students, doctoral interns, and post-doctoral residents receiving a stipend in the GPE Program must be in an APA-accredited program, a citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible participants.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA Notice of Funding Opportunity issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted with an application package.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov. All eligible, qualified applications will be 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. Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Award.
Notification of award is made in writing (electronic) through a Notice of Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 120-180 days after receipt of applications.
Depending on Agency priorities and availability of funding, during the final budget year of the approved project period competing continuation applications may be solicited from interested applicants.
How are proposals selected?
Procedures for assessing the technical merit of grant applications have been instituted to provide an objective review of applications and to assist the applicant in understanding the standards against which each application will be judged. Critical indicators have been developed for each review criterion to assist the applicant in presenting pertinent information related to that criterion and to provide the reviewer with a standard for evaluation. Competing applications are reviewed by nonfederal expert consultant(s) for technical merit recommendations. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated against the following criteria: :(1) Purpose and Need; (2) Response to Program Purpose; (3) Impact; (4) Organizational Information, Resources, and Capabilities, and (5) Support Requested. See the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity for detailed selection criteria.
How may assistance be used?
Eligible entities are required to provide a budget, with narrative, that includes no less than sixty (60) percent of a recipient’s overall requested budget (direct and indirect costs) dedicated and distributed as stipends to trainees in practice, internships, and residencies.
Up to forty (40) percent of funding may be dedicated to (1) development or enhancement of didactic and experiential training activities in integrated and team-based care; (2) financial support for the supervision of students, interns, residents and other allowable trainee-related expenses; (3) program administration and management; and (4) data collection.
Restricted Uses: Indirect costs under training awards to organizations other than State, local or American Indian tribal governments will be budgeted and reimbursed at 8 percent of modified total direct costs rather than on the basis of a negotiated rate agreement, and are not subject to upward or downward adjustment.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Recipients are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the date they submit the Federal Financial Report (FFR). If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the 3-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 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Additional Information: The recipient must agree to maintain non-federal funding for grant activities at a level which is not less than expenditures for such activities during the fiscal year prior to receiving the award.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
This funding opportunity provides support for a 3-year project period. Recipients draw down funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS), the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards. Recipients draw down funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS), the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Andrea G. Battle, Ph.D, Project Officer, Behavioral and Public Health Branch, Division of Nursing and Public Health
5600 Fishers Lane Parklawn Building Room 11N124A
Rockville, MD 20857 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$8,353,211.00; FY 19 est $18,000,000.00; FY 20 est $18,000,000.00; FY 17$8,160,438.00; FY 16$7,900,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY18: est Range: $94,506 - $350,000; Average award: $269,458 FY19: est Range: $47,213-$450,000; Average award: $450,000 FY20: est Range: $47,213-$450,000; Average award: $450,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
All administrative and audit requirements and the cost principles that govern Federal monies associated with this activity will be subject to the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 as codified by HHS at 45 CFR 75. HRSA awards are also subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/hhsgrantspolicy.pdf
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