Medical Student Education
The MSE Program provides grants to public institutions of higher education to expand or support graduate education for medical students preparing to become physicians in the top quintile of states with a projected primary care provider shortage in 2025. The program is designed to prepare and encourage medical students training in the most underserved states to choose residencies and careers in primary care that serve tribal communities, rural communities, and/or medically underserved communities (MUCs) after they graduate. This will be accomplished by supporting the development of medical school curricula, clinical training site partnerships, and faculty training programs, with the goal of educating medical students who are likely to choose career paths in primary care, especially for tribal communities, rural communities, and/or MUCs.
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
Division B, Title II of the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (P.L. 115-245)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
The MSE program is limited to public institutions of higher education located in the top quintile of states with a projected primary care provider shortage in 2025, as determined by the Secretary. Public non-profit colleges of medicine in the states in the top quintile of states with projected shortage of primary care physicians in 2025.
Beneficiaries include physician training programs that train medical students. Public non-profit colleges of medicine in the states in the top quintile of states with projected shortage of primary care physicians in 2025.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA Notice of Funding Opportunity 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 required. N/A
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
Approximately 120 to 180 days after receipt of applications.
There is no appeal procedure for applications that are not approved.
No information on renewal. No cost extension requests may be requested at the end of the initial project period.
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 Notice of Funding Opportunity for detailed review criteria.
How may assistance be used?
Education of medical students in the awardee schools.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance reports are required annually to collect data on progress in meeting each objective.
No additional audit requirements.
Recipients are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years from the date they submit the 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
Statutory Formula: Title II of the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (P.L. 115-245). Division B
Matching is mandatory. 10%. Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are applicable to this program. The authorizing legislation requires not less than ten percent match in non-federal contributions for this grant each budget period. Applicant organizations must match at least 10 percent of federal funds provided under this grant either in cash or in-kind.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
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), the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards. Recipients draw down funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS), the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Workforce, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Medical Training and Geriatrics Branch. 5600 Fishers Lane, 15N-186B, Rockville, MD 20857.
Anthony Anyanwu, MD, Project Officer, Bureau of Health Workforce
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15N-186B
Rockville, MD 20857 US
Irene Sandvold, Project Officer, Nurse Consultant and Project Officer Bureau of Health Workforce
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15N152,
Rockville, MD 20857 US
(Project Grants) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 est $23,750,000.00; FY 20 est $0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 18 N/A FY 19 Range $1,000,000 - $1,180,000; Average $1,000,000. FY 20 Range $0; Average $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/hhsgrantspolicy.pdf.
Examples of Funded Projects