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Health Professions Recruitment Program for Indians
HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Health Care Improvement Act, Title I, Sections 102, 112, 114, and
122, Public Law 94-437, as amended, Public Laws 96-537, 100-713,
To identify American Indians and Alaska Natives with a potential
for education or training in the health professions, and to encourage
and assist them to enroll in health or allied health professional
schools; (2) to increase the number of nurses, nurse midwives, nurse
practitioners and nurse anesthetists who deliver health care services
to American Indians and Alaska Natives; and (3) to place health
professional residents for short-term assignments at Indian Health
Service (IHS) facilities as a recruitment aid.
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
and operating programs designed to recruit American Indians and
Alaska Natives into health and allied health professional schools.
Eligibility: Public or private nonprofit health
or educational entities or Indian tribes or tribal organizations
as specifically provided in legislative authority.
AND AWARD PROCESS:
Eligibility: Preference is given to applicants
in the following order of priority: (1) Indian tribes; (2) tribal
organizations; (3) urban Indian organizations and other Indian
health organizations; or (4) other public or nonprofit health
or educational entities.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87
for State and local governments. Costs for other institutions
will be determined by HHS Regulations 45 CFR, Part 74, Subpart
Coordination: Not applicable. This program is
excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Procedure: The standard application forms
as furnished by DHHS and required by 45 CFR, Part 92 for State
and local governments must be used for this program. Applicants
must prepare Form PHS 5161-1, application for Federal Assistance
(Non-construction Programs) Instruction and forms are available
from the Indian Health Service. This program is subject to the
provisions of 45 CFR, Part 92 for State and local governments
and OMB Circular No. A-110 for nonprofit organizations.
Procedure: Grants are made directly by the
Indian Health Service to applicant agency, based on results of
competitive review process.
Contact Headquarters Office for application deadlines.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: Within 90 days
of IHS deadline.
Continuation applications must be submitted annually. Continued
funding is subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
and Matching Requirements: This program has
no statutory formula or matching requirements.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: Payments of
grant funds are made through the DHHS Payment Management System
(PMS) or DHHS Electronic Transfer System. Information will be
forwarded to new grantees regarding the process of obtaining funds.
Projects must have data systems to support administration and evaluation
of the project. The funding agency will provide forms for the uniform
reporting of data on case management, fiscal management and project
activities, in accordance with 45 CFR, Part 92 or OMB Circular No.
A-110, depending on the type of grantee organization.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised,
June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit
Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance
of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a
program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities
that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt
from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted
in Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements
are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal
HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of
their authorized representatives, shall have the right of access
to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee,
subgrantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent
to the HHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts
and transcripts. Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting
records 3 years after the end of a budget period. If any litigation,
claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records
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.
(Grants) FY 01 $2,881,321; FY 02 est $2,881,321; and FY 03 est
and Average of Financial Assistance:
No Data Available.
In fiscal year 2001, 12 continuing projects were awarded. In fiscal
years 2002 and 2003, 12 continuing projects are expected to be funded.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
42 CFR 36.310 - 36.319. Final rules and regulations, the Indian
Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 94-437, amended by Public
Law 100-713, enacted November 23, 1988; and Public Law 102-573,
enacted October 29, 1992; PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication
No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994.
or Local Office:
None. American Indians Into Psychology Contact: Damion Killsback, PharmD, MPH, Office of Human Resources, Division of Health Professions Support, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 11E53A, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-2472.
American Indians Into Medicine Contact: Ms. Jackie Santiago, Office of Public Health Support, Division of Health Professions Support, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 11E65B, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-3396.
American Indians into Nursing Contact: Ms. Naomi Aspaas, Office of Public Health Support, Division of Health Professions Support, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 11E21C, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-2362.
Medical Professionals Recruitment and Continuing Education Program Contact: Nannette Bellini, Health Professions Recruiter, Office of Human Resources, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane Mail Stop 11E21B, Rockville, MD 20857 Telephone: 301-443-0049.
Grants Management Contact: Mr. Robert Tarwater, Director, Division of Grants Management, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 09E70, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-5204, Fax (301) 594-0899.
Grants Policy Office 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 09E70, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-443-5204
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OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
(1) The University of North Dakota recruited Indians into its medical
and health care programs; (2) the Salish-Kootenai College recruited
students for nursing careers, and provided scholarship support through
the grant; and (3) University of South Dakota places medical residents
at IHS facilities as recruitment aid.
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
(1) Potential effectiveness of the proposed project in carrying
out such purposes, (2) the demonstrated capability of the applicants
to successfully conduct this type of project, (3) accessibility
of the applicant to the target population, (4) relationship of project
objectives and known or anticipated Indian health manpower objectives,
(5) soundness of the fiscal plan, (6) cost reasonableness, and (7)
completeness of the application.