Geriatric Academic Career Awards Department of Health and Human Services
The purpose of the GACA program is to support the career development of individual junior faculty in geriatrics at accredited schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, or allied health as academic geriatrics specialists and to provide clinical training in geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of health care professionals. The goals of the program are for the GACA candidate to develop the necessary skills to lead health care transformation in a variety of age-friendly settings and to provide training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of healthcare professionals. Program Objectives include: 1. Develop junior faculty career as an academic geriatrics specialist. 2. Spend at least 75 percent of their time providing training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of healthcare professionals. 3. Identify a mentor who will advise and provide guidance and supervision to the GACA candidate regarding planning, directing, executing, and evaluating the proposed activities in the GACA candidate?s Faculty Career Development Plan.
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
Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 294c), Title VII, Section 753(c)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible applicant organizations include accredited schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, or allied health. Eligible applicant organizations must submit applications on behalf of eligible individuals applying for a Geriatric Academic Career Award. Eligible individuals (GACA candidates) must meet the following: A. Be board certified or board eligible in internal medicine, family practice, psychiatry, or licensed dentistry, or have completed any required training in a discipline and be employed in an accredited health professions school that is approved by the Secretary; B. Have completed an approved fellowship program in geriatrics or have completed specialty training in geriatrics as required by the discipline and any additional geriatrics training as required by the Secretary; C. Have a junior (non-tenured) faculty appointment at an accredited school of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, or other allied health discipline in an accredited health professions school that is approved by the Secretary. Adjunct and associate professor positions are not considered eligible faculty appointments for this grant award. D. Have a full-time junior faculty appointment in an accredited school of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, or allied health, and commitment from the institution to spend 75 percent of the total time of the individual on teaching and developing skills in interprofessional education in geriatrics E. The GACA candidate receiving support from award funds must be a citizen of the United States or a foreign national having in his/her possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. In addition, per the HHS GPS, a non-citizen national is eligible for a career award. The eligible applicants and eligible individuals must submit required documentation.
Junior faculty who are academic geriatric specialists at an accredited health professions school of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, or allied health.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which 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?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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 is made in writing (electronic) by a Notice of Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. Approximately 120 to 180 days from receipt of applications.
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. 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?
As provided by Section 753(c)(5) of the authorizing legislation, an individual receiving an award under this subsection shall provide training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interdisciplinary teams of health care professionals. The provision of such training shall constitute at least 75 percent of the obligations for individuals under this award. See above.
Indirect costs under training awards to organizations other than federally recognized Native American or American Indian tribes, state, or local governments will be budgeted and reimbursed at eight (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. Direct cost amounts for equipment, tuition and fees, and sub-awards and subcontracts in excess of $25,000 are excluded from the direct cost base for purposes of this calculation.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
The recipient will be required to submit annual performance and progress reports. Cash reports are not applicable. 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 sub recipient’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. No expenditure reports are required. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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.
Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records for 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 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:
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
This funding opportunity provides support for a 4-year project period. 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
CAPT Young Song
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15N-194A
Rockville, MD 20857 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $1,950,000.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 2018: $0 FY 2019: Range $75,000-$75,000. Average: $75,000 FY 20: $0
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