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Grants for Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry

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This federal aid program is managed by:

Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services

Objectives:

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 .

Funding obligations:

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

Uses and Use Restrictions:

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

Examples of Funded Projects:

Not Applicable.

Program Accomplishments:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No current data available. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Types of Assistance:

PROJECT GRANTS

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

The average award for FY 2009 was $195,380 (range of $55,000 to $650,000).

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.

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.

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.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

Primary Care Medical Education Branch 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9-A20, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone: (301) 443-1467

Website Address:

http://www.hrsa.gov

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