National Center for Health Workforce Analysis


To provide for the development of information describing and analyzing the health care workforce and workforce related issues in order to provide necessary information for decision-making regarding future directions in health professions in response to societal and professional needs. Grants under this CFDA number include the following: Health Workforce Research Centers -- to increase the amount of high quality, impartial, policy-relevant research on the health workforce and to assist decision-makers at the federal, state and local levels to better understand health workforce needs to ensure access to high quality, efficient health care.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2018 Funding is supporting the conduct of over 40 research studies and technical assistance initiatives by the Health Workforce Research Centers (HWRCs). Collectively, this body of work addresses multiple segments of the health workforce, including allied health occupations, behavioral health providers, long-term care services, and oral health providers. HWRC research studies also address key topics related to evolving models for health care delivery; assessing value-based care; and integrating health equity considerations into health workforce education and training. Findings from current HWRC research studies and technical assistance initiatives are being disseminated at national meetings and conferences, as well as in regional and state forums and through webinars and other online resources. In addition, a number of manuscripts are in development to disseminate HWRC research through publication in the peer-reviewed literature. A particular highlight of the current year has been the development of an HWRC research alert system, which may be accessed here:
Section 761(c) of the Public Health Servifes Act (42 U.S.C. 294n)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Those eligible to apply are: state or local governments, a state workforce investment board, public health or health professions schools, schools of medicine, schools of nursing, universities, academic health centers, community-based health facilities, and other appropriate public or private nonprofit entities, including faith based and community based organizations. Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if they are otherwise eligible.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Those who will ultimately benefit from these grants are the local, state, and federal legislators, planners, and policy makers, as well as the public, who will receive the information needed to better understand health workforce issues and trends and to make evidenced-based health workforce decisions.
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
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 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) through a Notice of Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 120 - 180 days after receipt of applications.
Not applicable.
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 using the following review 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 selection criteria.
How may assistance be used?
Funds can be used to provide for the collecting, analyzing, and reporting of data related to health workforce, including targeted information collection and research on high priority workforce questions, technical assistance to local and regional entities to support the development of a nonfederal analytic and research infrastructure related to health workforce-related issues, and program evaluation and assessment efforts.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
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 is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. Some cooperative agreements may require a matching requirement for State and local studies; refer to the Notice of Funding Opportunity for specific information.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is available for between 3 and 5 years. 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), centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Robin Streeter
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11N21
Rockville, MD 20857 US
Phone: 301-443-1304
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$4,399,029.00; FY 19 est $5,354,363.00; FY 20 est $4,497,088.00; FY 17$3,646,754.00; FY 16$2,989,303.00; - Not included: SAMHSA IAA for $886,093 to fund Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 18. - $450,000 to $548,415; average award of $515,128 (excludes the Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center, which received funding from SAMHSA in FY 2018). FY 19 est. - $525,466 to $1,052,734; average award of $594,929 (includes the Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center, which is anticipated to be fully funded by HRSA in FY 2019). FY 20 est. - $525,466 to $1,052,734; average award of $594,929 (includes the Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center, which is anticipated to be fully funded by HRSA in FY 2019).
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
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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