ARRA Grants for Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Training and Enhancement

 

In 2010, ARRA Primary Care Training and Enhancement Grants were awarded for the following purposes: (1) Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care-- to establish, maintain, or improve academic administrative units (which may be departments, divisions, or other entities) to provide clinical instruction in family medicine, general internal medicine, and/or general pediatrics; (2) Predoctoral Training in Primary Care-- to plan, develop, and operate or participate in programs (including provision of financial assistance to students) that teach medical students primary care skills through experiences in family medicine, general internal medicine, and/or general pediatrics; (3) Residency Training in Primary Care-- to plan, develop, and operate or participate (including provision of financial assistance to residents) in approved residency programs in family medicine, general internal medicine and/or general pediatrics; (4) Physician Faculty Development in Primary Care-- to plan, develop, and operate programs (including provision of financial assistance to trainees) that prepare physicians who teach or plan to teach in family medicine, general internal medicine and/or general pediatrics training programs; (5) Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care-- to plan, develop, and operate programs (including provision of financial assistance to students) physician assistant students and that train individuals who will teach physician assistant students; (6) Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Graduate Joint Degree -- to plan, develop, and operate joint degree programs to provide interdisciplinary and interprofessional graduate training in public health and other health professions and that teach environmental health, infectious disease control, disease prevention and health promotion, epidemiological studies and/or injury control.

In 2010, ARRA Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry grants were awarded for the following purposes; (1) Predoctoral Training in General, pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene – to plan, develop, and operate, or participate in, an approved professional Predoctoral training program in the field of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or public health dentistry for dental or dental hygiene students, dental hygienists, or other approved primary care dental trainees, that emphasizes training for general, pediatric, or public health dentistry; and (2) Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene – to plan, develop, and operate, or participate in, an approved professional postdoctoral training program in the fields of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or public health dentistry for dental residents, or practicing dentists or other approved primary care dental trainees that emphasizes training for general, pediatric and public health dentistry.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.403
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Health Resources and Services Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Title VII, Sections 747 and 748, Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-148), and The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-5), Public Law 111-5., Public Law 111-5.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The applicant organization must meet the eligibility requirements as indicated for each program area, as follows:

Medicine: Residency Training in Primary Care, Physician Faculty Development in Primary Care, Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care, Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Graduate Joint Degree: Public or nonprofit private hospitals, accredited schools of medicine or osteopathic medicine, accredited, academically affiliated physician assistant education programs, or public or private nonprofit entities are eligible to apply. Faith-based and community-based organizations that meet the criteria in the preceding sentence are eligible to apply. Joint Degree applicants must be able to confer both a health profession degree and a graduate public health degree and support the integration of public health into primary care education for health professionals.

Predoctoral Training in Primary Care, Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care: Accredited public or nonprofit private schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine are eligible to apply. Faith-based and community-based organizations that meet the criteria in the preceding sentence are eligible to apply.

Dental: Entities eligible for grants to support training in general, pediatric, or public health dentistry include entities that have programs in dental or dental hygiene schools; or have approved residency or advanced education programs in the practice of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry, including dental hygiene unless otherwise noted.

Grants may be made to accredited dental or dental hygiene schools, public or private not-for-profit hospitals, or other public or not for profit entities to plan, develop, and operate, or participate in, an approved professional training program in the field of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry, or dental hygiene for dental or dental hygiene students, dental residents, practicing dentists or dental hygienists, or other approved primary care dental trainees, that emphasizes training in general, pediatric, or public health dentistry. Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and Native American Organizations may apply if otherwise eligible.
Beneficiary Eligibility
For the following programs: Residency Training in Primary Care, Physician Faculty Development in Primary Care, Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care, Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Graduate Joint Degree: Public or nonprofit private hospitals, accredited schools of medicine or osteopathic medicine, or public or private nonprofit entities are eligible to apply.

Predoctoral Training in Primary Care, Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care: Accredited public or nonprofit private schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine are eligible to apply.
Credentials/Documentation
All medicine programs were represented in one funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA, and all dental programs were represented in a second funding opportunity announcement. Applicants should review those specific announcements to identify any required proof or certifications that must be submitted with an application package. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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
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 (electronic) by a Notice of Award.
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.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
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 non-Federal expert consultant(s) for technical merit recommendations. See the most recent Funding Opportunity Announcement for detailed selection criteria.
How may assistance be used?
Grants may not be used for new construction or patient services.

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?
Reporting
All projects funded with ARRA funds are subject to special quarterly reporting requirements as outlined in Section 1512 of the Recovery Act.

The recipient will be required to submit semi-annual performance and annual progress reports. A Federal Financial Report (SF-425) is required according to the schedule in HRSA’s Application Guide. A final report is due within 90 days after the project period ends. If applicable, the recipient 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 (The FFATA details are available online at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/ffata.html). Competing continuation recipients, etc. may be subject to this requirement and will be so notified in the Notice of Award. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Records
Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records three 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 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.
Other 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. 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
Project periods for grants are five years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipients draw down funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Sherrillyn Crooks, PAC, Public Health Analyst, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Office of Workforce Development and Analysis, Bureau of Health Workforce, HRSA, 5600 Fishers Lane Room 12C-06, Rockville, MD 20857 , Telephone: 301-443-1307, Fax: 301-443-1945, Email: scrooks@hrsa.gov.
Headquarters Office
Maria Porteka, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 12C-06, , Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: Mportela-martinez@hrsa.gov Phone: 301-443-6190 Fax: 301-443-8890
Website Address
http://www.hrsa.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0351-0-1-550.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0 - Awards were funded for five years in FY10.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
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.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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