Health Education and Training Centers


The legislative purpose of this initiative is to improve health care, increase retention, increase representation of minority faculty members, enhance the practice environment, and provide information dissemination and educational support to reduce professional isolation through the timely dissemination of research findings using relevant resources. Grantees will use a variety of educational approaches (e.g., distance learning, collaborative conferences, continuing education activities, electronic and telelearning activities to deliver information to primary care providers located in underserved and rural areas including border areas.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Health Resources and Services Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Public Health Service (PHS) Act, Title VII, Section 752, as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care act, P.L. 111-148, Section 5403.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Grant applications shall be accepted from health professions schools, academic health centers, or other appropriate public or private nonprofit entities.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Same as applicant eligibility above.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement 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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
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
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through
Award Procedure
All 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.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not Applicable.
Competitive continuation applications may be submitted during the final budget period of the approved project.
How are proposals selected?
NEED- Demonstrates an understanding of the purpose of the HETC program, and demonstrates an understanding of the identified need(s).

RESPONSE- The degree to which the proposed project responds to the program requirements as set forth in sections.

EVALUATE MEASURES- The adequacy of the evaluation strategies to monitor and evaluate project results.

IMPACT- The potential of the proposed HETC program to disseminate information and deliver continuing education programs to primary care providers in underserved and rural areas including border areas.

RESOURCES/CAPABILITIES- Evidence of qualifications in key personnel bio-sketches; evidence of adequate staffing plan for proposed project; evidence of ability to implement complex programs with similar requirements; evidence of institutional support.

SUPPORT REQUESTED- Evidence of a reasonable detailed budget and budget rationale to accomplish the project objectives.
How may assistance be used?
Funds awarded under this section shall be used to provide innovative activities to enhance education through distance learning, continuing educational activities, collaborative conferences, and electronic and telelearning activities, with priority for primary care.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
A Uniform Progress Report (UPR) - Comprehensive Performance Management System (CPMS) Report must be submitted annually and can be submitted electronically. No cash reports are required. A Uniform Progress Report (UPR) - Comprehensive Performance Management System (CPMS) Report must be submitted annually and can be submitted electronically. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Not Applicable.
Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 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 3-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 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The first project period will be up to 3 years to allow for the development and implementation of health education training centers and primary care continuing education programs. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantee drawdown 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. Louis Coccodrilli, MPH
Chief, AHEC Branch
Parklawn Building – Room 9-36
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Phone: (301) 443-6950
Headquarters Office
CAPT Norma Hatot Parklawn Building – Room 9-36
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: Phone: (301) 443-6950
Website Address .
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries) FY 09 $0; FY 10 $0; FY 11 $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 05, Border HETCs: $100,000 to $556,010; $355,462.
FY 05, Non-Border HETCs: $239,508 to $326,615; $296,069.
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.

HRSA awards are 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
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available


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