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93.117 Grants for Preventive Medicine

AUTHORIZATION:

Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Section 768, 42 U.S.C. 295(c), as amended; Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998, Public Law 105-392.
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To promote the post-graduate education of physicians in preventive medicine and public health.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Grants are intended to assist in meeting the costs of planning and developing new preventive medicine programs; maintaining or improving existing residency training programs in preventive medicine; and providing financial assistance to residents enrolled in such programs. Grants may not be used for construction or for the provision of direct patient services.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Eligible applicants are schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine and public health. An applicant must demonstrate to the Secretary that it has or will have available full-time faculty members with training and experience in the fields of preventive medicine and support from other faculty members trained in public health and other relevant specialties and disciplines.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, and those foreign nationals who possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States may receive a stipend under this program.

Credentials/Documentation:   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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   Preapplication coordination is required. 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 Grants.gov.

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.

Award Procedure:   Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Grant Award.

Deadlines:   Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   

From 4 to 6 months after receipt of applications.

Appeals:   

Not Applicable.

Renewals:   

Competitive continuation applications may be submitted during the final budget period of the approved project period. Applications must be submitted in accordance with instructions and deadlines for competitive applications.

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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:   

Project periods are for 3 years. 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.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   A Uniform Summary Progress Report must be submitted for a second or subsequent budget period within the approved project period. No cash reports are required. Annual Financial status reports are required 90 days after the end of each budget period. A final progress report and final financial status report must be submitted within 90 days after the end of the project period. No expenditure reports are required. No performance monitoring is required.

Audits:   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.

Records:   Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the date they submit the FSR. 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.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:  

75-0353-0-1-552.

Obligations:   (Cooperative Agreements) FY 15 $329,413; FY 16 est $0; and FY 17 est $0 - National Center for Integrative Primary Health Care. (Project Grants) FY 15 $9,228,779; FY 16 est $10,505,644; and FY 17 est $6,750,000 - Preventive Medicine Residency Grants.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  

Preventive Medicine Residency:
FY 2015 Range: $147,492 to $601,838; Average award: $369,151
FY 2016 Range: $340,000 to $600,000; Average award: $421,000
FY 2017 Range (est): $200,000 to $400,000; Average award (est): $270,000

National Center for Integrative Primary Care:
FY 2015 Range: $329,413; Average award: $329,413
FY 2016 Range: $0; Average award: $0
FY 2017 Range: $0; Average award: $0.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Fiscal Year 2015: In Academic Year 2014-2015 the Preventive Medicine Residency Program supported 54 trainees and graduated 18 preventive medicine physicians. Grantees partnered with more than 160 sites to provide clinical training experiences for residents (e.g., local and state health departments, community-based organizations). They also supported residents in a variety of training programs, including general preventive medicine and public health or aerospace medicine, as well as specialized dual-focus programs combining preventive medicine with internal medicine, family medicine, or pediatrics. Fifty-four courses and training activities were developed, enhanced, and implemented during the academic year, providing training on emerging topics in preventive medicine for more than 590 health professions students, residents, fellows, and practicing professionals. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available

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.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:  

None.

Headquarters Office:   Irene Sandvold, Project Officer, Medical Training and Geriatrics Branch, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Workforce Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15N-152,, Rockville , Maryland 20857 Email: isandvold@hrsa.gov Phone: 301-443-6950

Web Site Address:   http://www.hrsa.gov

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Competing applications are reviewed by consultants for technical merit recommendations based on the potential effectiveness of the proposed project in carrying out the training purposes of section 768 of the PHS Act. Approval of any application will be based on an analysis of the following factors: PREVENTIVE MEDICINE - purpose, need and rationale, project plan, project management, fiscal plan, trainee diversity, and project effectiveness. For applicants who are currently funded grantees or applicants who are not currently funded, but have received funding within the previous four years, reviewers will examine the progress report summary to determine the current or prior project's: impact on preventive medicine education both locally and nationally; ability to carry out grant-specific objectives and BHPr performance objectives; and dissemination activities.

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