Health Administration Traineeships and Special Projects Program


This program was developed to support eligible students enrolled in accredited graduate programs in health administration, hospital administration, or health policy analysis and planning. Applicants are encouraged to use the traineeships to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in and graduating from the programs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 10/11/2010 (Archived.)
Program Number
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.
Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Section 769, 42 U.S.C. 295d, as amended; Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998, Public Law 105-392.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are public or nonprofit private educational entities (including graduate schools of social work and business schools that have health management programs and Faith Based and Community Based organizations) that offer a graduate program in health administration, hospital administration or health policy analysis and planning accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education Applicants must assure that, in providing traineeships, priority will be given to students who demonstrate a commitment to employment with public or nonprofit private entities in health administration and management. Schools of Public Health are not eligible.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The graduate health administration student must be a U.S. citizen, or non-citizen national foreign nationals who posses a visa permitting permanent residence, and enrolled in an accredited program in health administration, hospital administration, or health policy analysis and planning. Student applicants must meet the admission requirements of the graduate program.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA Guidance documents issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
Grant applications and required forms for this program can be obtained from Please visit the Web site at to both find and apply for all Federal grant opportunities. All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee which will make funding recommendations to the Associate Administrator for the Bureau of Health Professions. The Associate Administrator has the authority to make final selections for awards.
Award Procedure
Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Grant Award issued from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Grants Management Office.
Deadlines .
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 4 to 6 months after receipt of applications.
These are formula based mandatory grants. At the end of the initial project period, continuation applications may be submitted in the form of a progress report.
How are proposals selected?
For traineeships, after staff review, available funds are distributed on a formula basis to approved applicants with programs in health administration, hospital administration, or health policy analysis and planning, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education In making awards of grants under this section, preference will be given to qualified applicants that meet the following conditions: (1) Not less than 25 percent of the graduates of the applicant are engaged in full-time practice settings in medically underserved communities. (2) The applicant recruits and admits students from medically underserved communities. (3) For the purpose of training students, the applicant has established relationships with public and nonprofit providers of health care in the community involved. (4) In training students, the applicant emphasizes employment with public or nonprofit private entities.
How may assistance be used?
Grant funds awarded for traineeships are for student support only.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
An annual progress report is required, as well as a final progress report and final financial status report which must be submitted within 90 days after the end of the project period.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
All records must be maintained until expiration of 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If questions remain following the 3-uear period, such as those raised as a result of an audit or an on-going enforcement action, recipients must retain records until the matter is completely resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grant periods are for three years.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Beverly Smith MHS, Center for Public Health of the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 8A-19, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-3231.
Headquarters Office
Grants Management Office: Rick Goodman, Director, Division of Grants Management Operations, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11A-16. Health Services Branch: 301-443-2385; Research and Training Branch: (301) 443-3099; Government and Special Focus Branch: (301) 443-3288.
Website Address .
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Grants) FY 07 est not available; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$11,387 to $110,457; $60,922.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
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.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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