All USA USA Territories: American Samoa (USA); Guam (USA); Puerto Rico (USA); Virgin Islands (USA); Northern Mariana Islands (USA); USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Grants to USA and territories nursing schools, nursing centers, academic health centers, government agencies, and nonprofit entities for programs to improve nurse training programs. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete.
The purpose of this program is to prepare new Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to effectively provide primary care by supporting the establishment, expansion and/or enhancement of existing community-based Nurse Practitioner (NP) residency and fellowship training programs that are accredited or in the accreditation process. The program also focuses on the integration of behavioral health and/or maternal health into primary care by training new primary care providers (adult, family, adult gerontology, pediatric and women’s health NPs), behavioral health providers (psychiatric/mental health NPs) and/or Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) to transition from education completion to practice, in community-based settings. The applicant must train these postgraduate APRNs who will serve in primary care settings with a focus on improving access to quality healthcare for rural, urban, and tribal underserved populations.
Support expansion or enhancement of primary care NP residency programs.
Increase the number of new primary care, behavioral health and maternal health NPs serving in rural, urban, and tribal underserved community-based settings.
Integrate behavioral health and maternal health care into community-based primary care NP residency programs.
Support new primary care providers through the establishment, expansion, or enhancement of NP residency programs in community-based settings.
Strengthen the clinical competency and readiness for practice of new primary care NPs through didactic and clinical training that equips participants with the skills and knowledge to provide care for the complex co-morbidities and multilevel chronic health and social needs of communities.
Increase access to quality primary care providers through the placement of residency completers in rural, urban, and tribal underserved community-based settings.
Expand academic practice partnerships to provide learning opportunities which integrate primary care, behavioral health and maternal health domains of practice. These partnerships should promote health equity, improve diversity of the workforce to address the needs of the populations they serve, and address workforce wellness and resiliency.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible entities are accredited schools of nursing, nursing centers (nurse managed health clinics/centers), academic health centers, state or local governments and other nonprofit private or public entities determined appropriate by the HHS Secretary, such as Rural Health Clinics,
Federally Qualified Health Centers or HRSA supported health centers.
Eligible applicants located in the 50 states of the U.S., the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau, may apply for these funds.
Domestic community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply, if otherwise eligible.
Individuals and foreign entities are not eligible for this HRSA award.
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Phone Number: 833-568-8864
The application due date under this NOFO is April 11, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET. HRSA suggests you submit your application to Grants.gov at least 3 calendar days before the deadline to allow for any unforeseen circumstances.
Ensure your SAM.gov and Grants.gov registrations and passwords are current immediately.
HRSA will not approve deadline extensions for lack of registration. Registration in all systems may take up to 1 month to complete.
Multiple applications from an organization are not allowed.
For a list of relevant application documents, see the Package tab (click Preview) on the link listed above.
Additional Funding Information
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Number of Grants
Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $700,000 per award subject to the availability of appropriated funds
Term of Contract
July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2027 (4 years)
You may request additional information and/or technical assistance regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues related to this NOFO by contacting:
Grants Management Specialist
Division of Grants Management Operations, OFAM
Health Resources and Services Administration
You may request additional information regarding the overall program issues and/or technical assistance related to this NOFO by contacting:
Nurse Consultant/Project Officer, Division of Nursing and Public Health
Bureau of Health Workforce
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11N74A
Rockville, MD 20857 Phone: (301) 443-2597
Program Email: ANE-NPRF@hrsa.gov