Grants for Primary Care Training and Enhancement

 

For the FY 2015 Primary Care Training and Enhancement Awards: The overarching purpose of the PCTE program is to strengthen the primary care workforce by supporting enhanced training for future primary care. In FY 2015, applicants for the PCTE program must focus on training for transforming health care systems, particularly enhancing the clinical training experience of trainees. The focus of this grant is to produce primary care providers who will be well prepared to practice in and lead transforming health care systems aimed at improving access, quality of care, and cost effectiveness. Applicants may: (1) plan, develop, and operate a program that provides training experiences in new competencies, such as providing training relevant to providing care through patient-centered medical homes, developing tools and curricula relevant to patient-centered medical homes, and providing continuing education to primary care providers relevant to patient-centered medical homes; (2) plan, develop and operate a program for the training of physicians who plan to teach in family medicine, general internal medicine, or general pediatrics; (3) plan, develop, and operate a program for the training of physicians or physician assistants teaching in community-based settings; (4) provide need-based financial assistance in the form of traineeships and fellowships to students, residents, practicing physicians or other medical personnel, who are participants in any such program, who plan to work in, teach, or conduct research in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or physician assistant education; or (5) plan, develop and operate joint degree programs to provide interdisciplinary and interprofessional graduate training in public health and other health professions to provide training in environmental health, infectious disease, disease prevention and health promotion, epidemiological studies and injury control.


Prior to FY 2015 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, general pediatrics, and/or combined internal medicine-pediatrics; (2) Predoctoral Training in Primary Care-- to plan, develop, and operate or participate in programs that teach medical students primary care skills through experiences in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, and/or combined internal medicine-pediatrics; (3) Residency Training in Primary Care-- to plan, develop, and operate or participate in approved residency programs in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, and/or combine internal medicine-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, general pediatrics, and/or combined internal medicine-pediatrics training programs; (5) Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care to plan, develop, and operate or maintain programs that teach physician assistant students and that train individuals who will teach physician assistant students; (6) Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Joint Graduate 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.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.884
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, Section 747 (a) (b), Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Affordable Care Act (P. L. 111-148).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
For the FY 2015 Primary Care Training and Enhancement Awards, eligible entities include accredited public or nonprofit private hospitals, schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine, academically affiliated physician assistant training programs, or a public or nonprofit private entity that the Secretary has determined is capable of carrying out such grants.

The applicant organization must meet the eligibility requirements as indicated for each program area: Residency Training in Primary Care, Physician Faculty Development in Primary Care, Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Joint Graduate Degree, Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care: 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.

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 sentences are eligible to apply.

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if they are otherwise eligible.
Beneficiary Eligibility
For the FY 2015 Primary Care Training and Enhancement Awards, eligible entities include accredited public or nonprofit private hospitals, schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine, academically affiliated physician assistant training programs, or a public or nonprofit private entity that the Secretary has determined is capable of carrying out such grants.

For the following programs: Residency Training in Primary Care, Physician Faculty Development in Primary Care, Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Joint Graduate Degree, Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care: 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.

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. Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if they are otherwise eligible.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants should review the individual pertinent HRSA funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA number 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?
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 by a Notice of Award.
Award Procedure
Notification of award is made in writing (electronic) by 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
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 reviewers 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 Funding Opportunity Announcement for detailed selection criteria.
How may assistance be used?
Grants may not be used for new construction or patient services.
Stipends are not allowed for residents or medical students.
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.
Indirect costs that are allowed for administrative costs incurred as a result of the project, are limited to 8 percent of direct costs. Student support through stipends, tuition, and fees is not eligible for support.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
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. No expenditure reports are required. No performance monitoring is required.
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
Recipients 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
This program has no statutory formula.
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
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.
Headquarters Office
Sherrillyn Crooks, PA-C, Project Officer, Medical Training and Geriatrics Branch, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Workforce 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 12C-06 , Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: SCrooks@hrsa.gov Phone: (301) 443-2354 Fax: 301-443-1945
Website Address
http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/grants/medicine.index.html
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0350-0-1-550.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $36,924,000; FY 15 est $38,924,000; and FY 16 est $38,924,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range of awards in 2015 is estimated $250,000-350,000.00

Estimated range in 2016 $300,000-500,000.
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. 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 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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