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Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
93.884 Grants for Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry

AUTHORIZATION:

Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Section 747, 42 U.S.C. 293k as amended.
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Grants are awarded for the following purposes:

(1) Residency Training in Primary Care-- to plan, develop, and operate or participate (including provision of financial assistance to residents in such programs) in approved residency programs in family medicine, general internal medicine and/or general pediatrics;

(2) Physician Faculty Development in Primary Care-- to plan, develop, and operate (including provision of financial assistance to trainees in such programs) programs for the training of physicians who teach or plan to teach in family medicine (including geriatrics), general internal medicine and/or general pediatrics training programs;

(3) Predoctoral Training in Primary Care-- to plan, develop, and operate or participate (including provision of financial assistance to students in such programs) in predoctoral programs in family medicine, general internal medicine and/or general pediatrics;

(4) Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care-- to meet the costs of projects to establish, maintain or improve academic administrative units (which may be departments, divisions, or other units) to provide clinical instruction in family medicine, general internal medicine and/or general pediatrics;

(5) Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care-- to meet the costs of projects to plan, develop, and operate or maintain programs for the training of physician assistants and for the training of individuals who will teach in programs to provide training of physician assistants;

(6) Residency Training in General and Pediatric Dentistry -- to meet the costs of planning, developing, or operating programs and to provide financial assistance to residents in such programs as general dentistry or pediatric dentistry in dental schools, approved residency programs in the general or pediatric practice of dentistry, approved advanced education programs in the general or pediatric practice of dentistry, or approved residency programs in pediatric dentistry .

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Grants may not be used for new construction, patient services. Grants may not be used for new construction, patient services.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   The applicant organization must meet the eligibility requirements as indicated for each program area: Residency Training in Primary Care; Physician Faculty; Development in Primary Care; Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care; Public or nonprofit private hospitals, accredited schools of medicine or osteopathic medicine, or public or private nonprofit entities are eligible to apply. Faith-based and community-based organizations that meet the criteria in the preceding sentence are eligible to apply. Predoctoral Training in Primary Care; Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care; Accredited public or nonprofit private schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine are eligible to apply. Faith-based and community-based organizations that meet the criteria in the preceding sentence are eligible to apply. Residency Training in General and Pediatric Dentistry; Entities that have programs in accredited dental schools, approved residency programs in the general or pediatric practice of dentistry, approved advanced education programs in the general or pediatric practice of dentistry, or approved residency programs in pediatric dentistry are eligible to apply. Faith-based and community-based organizations that meet the criteria in the preceding sentence are eligible to apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   For the following programs: Residency Training in Primary Care; Physician Faculty Development in Primary Care; Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care; Public or nonprofit private hospitals, accredited schools of medicine or osteopathic medicine, or public or private nonprofit entities are eligible to apply. Faith-based and community-based organizations that meet the criteria in the preceding sentence are eligible to apply: Predoctoral Training in Primary Care; Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care; Accredited public or nonprofit private schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine are eligible to apply. Faith-based and community-based organizations that meet the criteria in the preceding sentence are eligible to apply. Residency Training in General and Pediatric Dentistry; Entities that have programs in accredited dental schools, approved residency programs in the general or pediatric practice of dentistry, approved advanced education programs in the general or pediatric practice of dentistry, or approved residency programs in pediatric dentistry are eligible to apply. Faith-based and community-based organizations that meet the criteria in the preceding sentence are eligible to apply.

Credentials/Documentation:   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.

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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.

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.

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 application.

Appeals:   

Not Applicable.

Renewals:   

During the last budget period of the project period, competing continuation applications may be submitted for up to three (3) years of support.

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ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   

Project periods are for up to 3 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantees 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 BPMS and CPMS reports must be submitted annually. No cash reports are required. A progress report must be submitted for the second or subsequent budget periods within the approved project period for continued funding. Financial Status Reports are required within 90 days after the end of each budget period. A final progress report and 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 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.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:  

75-0350-0-1-550.

Obligations:   (Project Grants) FY 09 $44,351,267; FY 10 est $51,181,110; FY 11 est $51,181,110

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  

Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care:
FY 2015 Range: $90,159 to $203,454; Average award: $145,530
FY 2016 Range: $150,695 to $218,694; Average award: $158,672

Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Joint Degree Program:
FY 2015 Range: $155,406 to $317,330; Average award: $277,912
FY 2016 Range: $184,635 to $317,890; Average award: $290,199

Primary Care Training and Enhancement Program:
FY 2015 Range: $126,390 to $350,000; Average award: $288,145
FY 2016 Range: $196,648 to $500,000; Average award: $370,036

Academic Units for Primary Care Training and Enhancement Program:
FY 2015 Range: $0; Average award: $0
FY 2016 Range: $703,396 to $749,897; Average award: $734,491

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Fiscal Year 2009: 227 awards were made. Fiscal Year 2010: No current data available. Fiscal Year 2011: 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.

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 http://www.hrsa.gov/grants.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   See Regional Agency Offices. For the Primary Care Training and Enhancement Awards - Anthony Anyanwu, Project Officer, Medical Training and Geriatrics Branch, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Workforce 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15N190B , Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email:aanyanwu@hrsa.gov Phone: (301) 443-8437.

Headquarters Office:   Irene Sandvold, Project Officer, Medical Training and Geriatrics Branch, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Workforce 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15N152,, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: isandvold@hrsa.gov Phone: (301) 443-2295

Web Site Address:  
http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/grants/medicine.index.html

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not Applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Competing applications are reviewed by nonfederal review panels for technical merit recommendations. Approval of an application will be based on an analysis of the factors set forth in the application. See the section on Application Procedures in the application guidance.

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