Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships


Grants are awarded to eligible institutions for traineeship support to licensed registered nurses enrolled as full-time students in an accredited graduate-level nurse anesthesia program.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
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.
Title VIII , Section 811 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, (42 U.S.C. 296j), as amended by Section 5308 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are collegiate schools of nursing, academic health centers, and other private or public nonprofit entities accredited by a recognized body or bodies or State agency, approved for the purpose of nursing education by the Secretary of Education, which provide registered nurses with full-time graduate-level nurse anesthesia master's or doctoral education and have evidence of accreditation from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. The school must be located in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.

Faith-based and community-based organizations, Federally recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply for these funds if otherwise eligible.
Beneficiary Eligibility
NAT funds are awarded to institutions, not individuals. Traineeship recipients are selected by the participating institutions. A candidate must be a citizen of the United States, non-citizen national, or foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States, and must be enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate-level nurse anesthesia program.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement 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?
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 The NAT Program is a formula-based grant program that does not undergo a formal Objective Review Process. All eligible, qualified applications are reviewed and assessed internally.

Award Procedure
The funds appropriated for the NAT Program are distributed among eligible institutions based on a formula.

Notification of award is made in writing (electronic) throughby a Notice of Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Not Applicable.
Applications must be submitted annually.
How are proposals selected?
The NAT Program is a formula-based grant program that does not undergo a formal Objective Review Process. Procedures for assessing the technical merit of applications have been instituted to provide for an internal review of applications All eligible applicants are considered in a formula for determining awards. Eligible applicants must meet all applicable Federal guidelines and/or graduates must be eligible for national nursing organization certification, and/or programs must meet other national organizational guidelines, as appropriate, in the nursing field of study. The applicant’s nurse anesthetist program must be accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for traineeship support to licensed registered nurses enrolled as full-time students in an accredited graduate-level nurse anesthesia program. Traineeships may include full or partial costs of the tuition, books/eBooks, fees, and reasonable living expenses (stipends) for the individual during the traineeship.

Restricted Uses: Funds may not be used for travel, daily commuting costs of trainees, non-trainee expenses, or indirect costs of the educational institution.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
The recipient will be required to submit semi-annual performance reports. No cash reports are required. A Final Report is now due to HRSA within 90 days after the project period ends.

If applicable, the awardee 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 (FFATA details are available online at Competing continuation awardees, etc. may be subject to this requirement and will be so notified in the Notice of Award.

NAT grantees are no longer required to submit the annual Federal Financial Report SF-425 to HRSA. For the purpose of this grant program, the quarterly Federal Cash Transaction Report submitted to the Payment Management System (PMS) will be used to fulfill the financial reporting requirement. Timely and accurate information provided to the PMS will be used in lieu of the Financial Status Report /Federal Financial Report. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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.
Recipients are required to maintain grant accounting records three years after the date they submit the Federal Financial Report. 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
Statutory Formula: Formula-Based Program.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. The recipient must agree to maintain non-federal funding for award activities at a level which is not less than expenditures for such activities during the fiscal year prior to receiving this award.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
This funding opportunity provides support for a one-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
Headquarters Office
Karen Breeden, MPA, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce, Office of Workforce Development and Analysis, Division of Nursing and Public Health, Parklawn Building 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9-89, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: Phone: (301) 443-5787
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $2,250,000; FY 15 est $2,250,000; and FY 16 est $2,250,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY15: Est. average $33,536

FY14: Range is $6,078 - $125,087; average $33,536.
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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