Geriatric Academic Career Awards
The purpose of Geriatric Academic Career Award is to support the career development of physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, dentists, pharmacists, and allied health professionals as academic geriatric specialists by requiring them to provide training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interdisciplinary teams of health professionals. The provision of such training shall constitute at least 75 percent of the obligations of such individual under the award. In addition, the individual must provide a documented commitment from the health professions institution where he or she has a full-time, junior (non-tenured) faculty appointment to spend 75 percent of his or her total time on teaching and developing skills in interdisciplinary education in geriatrics.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Health Resources and Services Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2014: No Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Title VII, Section 753(c) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 294c), as amended by Section 5305(b) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
1.Individuals Eligible to Receive Awards
Eligible project directors are individuals who are applying to the Health Resources and Services Administration for a Geriatric Academic Career Award through the accredited health professions school of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, or allied health where they have a junior faculty appointment.
To be eligible to receive a GACA award, an individual must:
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; and
C. Have a junior (non-tenured) faculty appointment at an accredited school of medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, or other allied health disciplines in an accredited health professions school that is approved by the Secretary.
2. Institutions Eligible to Submit Applications on Behalf of Eligible Individuals
Institutions eligible to receive payments and to submit applications on behalf of
individuals applying for a Geriatric Academic Career Award include accredited
health professions schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work,
psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, or allied health. Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations that are also schools of the types above are also eligible entities.
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. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
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 office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
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 non-Federal expert consultant(s) for technical merit recommendations. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated against the following criteria: .(1) Career Development Plan; (2) Applicant’s Training and Experience; and (3) Institutional Support. See the most recent Funding Opportunity Announcement 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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
The recipient will be required to submit semi-annual performance and annual 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 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. 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
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
This funding opportunity provides support for a 5-year project period. 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.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
CAPT Young Song 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 12C-05, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone: (301) 443-3353
(Project Grants) FY 14 $3,311,083; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 2014: Est. each awardee received $76,112
FY 2015: Est. $0
FY 2016: Est. $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