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Nursing Workforce Diversity-Eldercare Enhancement (NWD-E2) Program

Grants to USA Public and Private Nonprofit Entities to Provide
Nursing Training to Underserved Populations in Rural Areas

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce, Division of Nursing and Public Health

Conf. Date:

04/28/20

Deadline Date:

06/04/20

Description:

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Grants to USA public and private nonprofit entities, including government agencies, health centers, and nursing schools, to provide nursing training programs in rural regions to individuals from underserved populations. Required registrations may take up to one month to complete.

Program Purpose

The overall purpose of the NWD program is to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds (including racial and ethnic minorities underrepresented among registered nurses). The purpose of this NOFO is to strengthen the eldercare workforce in rural communities where there are health care disparities related to access and delivery of care through the expansion of these opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Program Goals

The Nursing Workforce Diversity- Eldercare Enhancement (NWD-E2) program provides enhanced eldercare education and training opportunities to nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities underrepresented among registered nurses.

Program Objectives

The objective of the NWD-E2 program is to achieve a sustainable eldercare nursing workforce by providing enhanced educational opportunities to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. The program seeks to equip the nursing students with the competencies necessary to address health care disparities related to access and delivery of care of elderly populations in rural and underserved areas.

Program Priorities

Applicants are encouraged to select and address one HHS’s and HRSA’s clinical priorities below, as applicable.

  • Improving mental health access and care
  • Transforming the healthcare system through value-based care delivery and quality improvement initiatives
  • Transforming the workforce by targeting the need
  • Strengthening health care access through telehealth

For information on program priorities and preferences, see pages 26-28 in the NOFO document in Supporting Documents below. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162493

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,000,000

Number of Grants:

Up to two grants

Estimated Size of Grant:

Estimated Award Amount: Up to $500,000 per year

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance: September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2022 (2 years)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include accredited schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, State or local governments, and other private or public non-profit entities determined appropriate by the Secretary. Eligible faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, and Tribes and Tribal Organizations can apply for these funds if otherwise eligible.

For profit entities are not eligible under this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO). Individuals are not eligible to apply for these funds.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Technical Assistance

Join the NWD-E2 TA Webinar: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/nwd-e2-funding-opportunity-ta/

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m. ET
Dial-in: 800-369-2018 | Passcode: 2915920

Pre-Application Information:

Date(s) to Apply: 04/01/2020 to 06/04/2020

Estimated Award Date: 09/01/2020

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, including SAM.gov and Grants.gov, may take up to 1 month to complete.

HRSA requires you to apply electronically. HRSA encourages you to apply through Grants.gov using the SF-424 Research and Related (R&R) workspace application package associated with this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) following the directions provided at http://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply-for-grants.html.

The Grants.gov registration process requires information in three separate systems:
• Dun and Bradstreet (http://www.dnb.com/duns-number.html)
• System for Award Management (SAM) (https://www.sam.gov)
• Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/)

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324251

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

You may request additional information and/or technical assistance regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues related to this NOFO by contacting:

G. Sapphire Marc-Harris, M. Ed.
Senior Grants Management Specialist
Division of Grants Management Operations, OFAM
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, 10NWH04
Rockville, MD 20857
Email: SMarc-Harris@hrsa.gov

You may request additional information regarding the overall program issues and/or technical assistance related to this NOFO by contacting:

Aja Williams MS, RN
Project Officer
Attn: Nursing Workforce Diversity Program
Bureau of Health Workforce
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, 11N94B
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 945-9658
Fax: (301) 443-0791
Email: Awilliams4@hrsa.gov

CFDA Number:

93.178

Funding or Pin Number:

HRSA-20-117

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