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Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
93.969 Geriatric Education Centers

AUTHORIZATION:

Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Section 753(a), Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998, Public Law 105-392 as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Public Law 111-148.
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Grants are awarded to establish or operate Geriatric Education Centers. to provide interdisciplinary training of health professional faculty, students, and practitioners in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, disability, and other health problems of the elderly. Health professionals include allopathic physicians, osteopathic physicians, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, chiropractors, clinical psychologists, health administrators, and other allied health professionals. Projects supported under these grants must offer training involving four or more health professions, one of which must be allopathic or osteopathic medicine, and must address all of the following statutory purposes: (a) improve the training of health professionals in geriatrics; (b) develop and disseminate curricula relating to the treatment of the health problems of elderly individuals; (c) support training and retraining of faculty to provide instruction in geriatrics; (d) support continuing education of health professionals who provide geriatric care; and (e) provide students with clinical training in geriatrics in nursing homes, chronic and acute disease hospitals, ambulatory care centers, and senior centers.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Assistance can potentially be used to establish and operate a Geriatric Education Center (GEC). Funds may not be used for trainee costs, the constructions of buildings or the acquisition of land.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Grants may be made to accredited health professions schools as defined by Section 799B(1) of the Public Health Service Act, or programs for the training of physicians assistants as defined by Section 799B(3), or schools of allied health as defined in Section 799B(4), or schools of nursing as defined by Section 801(2).

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Health professions schools.

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 not applicable. 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 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:   

At the end of the project period, competing continuation applications may be submitted.

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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:   

Grants are awarded as cooperative agreements for a project period of five (5) years. 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.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Annual progress reports, in the form of HRSA�s performance reporting system, are required. Electronic reporting requirements can be viewed at www.HRSA.gov. No cash reports are required. Annual progress reports, in the form of HRSA�s performance reporting system, are required. Electronic reporting requirements can be viewed at www.HRSA.gov. Financial reports are required within 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. See the funding opportunity announcement for further information.

Audits:   No audits are required for this program.

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:   (Salaries) FY 09 $16,251,552; FY 10 est $19,597,542; FY 11 est $19,597,542

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  

FY 15 Award Range: actual $83,398 - $850,000, Average Award: actual $440,888

FY 16 Award Range: actual $83,518 - $842,833 , Average Award: actual $448,400

FY 17 Award Range: est $83,518 - $842,833 Average Award: est $448,400.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Fiscal Year 2009: Range: $215,756 to $432,248; Average: $338,574. Fiscal Year 2010: Est, range: $300,000 to $500,000; Average: $498,938. Fiscal Year 2011: Est, range: $300,000 to $500,000; Average: $498,938.

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:   None.

Headquarters Office:   Nina Tumosa, PhD, Medical Training and Geriatrics Branch, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Workforce 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15N194B, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: ntumosa@hrsa.gov Phone: 301-443-5626

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

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fiscal Year 2009: See www.hrsa.gov for additional information on funded projects. Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

All applications will be evaluated by and Objective Review Committee to determine the extent to which the applicant documents the following criteria: (1) Need; (2) Response; (3) Evaluative Measures; (4) Impact; (5) Resources/Capabilities; (6) Support Requested; and Interprofessional Collaboration, Education, and Training. See GEC program guidance at www.grants.gov.

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