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American Indians into Nursing

ID: HHS-2024-IHS-NU-0001 • Type: Posted

Description

Posted: March 5, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST

Purpose

Our purpose is to recruit, retain, graduate, and increase the number of registered nurses, certified nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners who deliver health care services to AI/AN communities. Our primary objectives are to:

recruit and train Indian people in nursing fields

increase the skills of, and provide continuing education to nurses and advanced practice nurses

Required activities

Recruit and train AI/AN people to become baccalaureate-prepared nurses and advanced practice nurses; nurse midwives; and nurse practitioners

Provide a scholarship program that encourages registered nurses and advanced practice nurses to provide or continue to provide health care services to AI/AN communities

Provide scholarships to AI/AN people to cover tuition, books, fees, room and board, stipend for living expenses, or other expenses related to baccalaureate-level nursing or advanced practice nursing programs

Develop and maintain nursing education programs and recruit people to become registered nurses and advanced practice nurses who will provide services to AI/AN people

Posted: July 26, 2023, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Posted: July 26, 2023, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Background
The Indian Health Service (IHS) is responsible for providing federal health services to the AI/AN people. Their mission is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of AI/ANs to the highest level. The Indian Healthcare Improvement Act authorizes the IHS to develop and maintain nursing education programs and recruit people to become registered nurses, certified nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners who will provide services to AI/AN people.

Grant Details
The purpose of the grant is to recruit, retain, graduate, and increase the number of registered nurses, certified nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners who deliver health care services to AI/AN communities.

The required activities include:
- Recruiting and training AI/AN people to become baccalaureate-prepared nurses and advanced practice nurses; nurse midwives; and nurse practitioners.
- Providing a scholarship program that encourages registered nurses and advanced practice nurses to provide or continue to provide health care services to AI/AN communities. The grant also covers scholarships for AI/AN people to cover tuition, books, fees, room and board, stipend for living expenses, or other expenses related to baccalaureate-level nursing or advanced practice nursing programs.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include accredited public or private schools of nursing, accredited Tribally controlled community colleges, accredited Tribally controlled post-secondary vocational institutions, and nurse midwife programs and nurse practitioner programs provided by any public or private institution.

Individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign organizations are not eligible. All schools of nursing must be fully accredited without restrictions at the time of application by a national nurse educational accrediting body or state approval body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education for the purposes of nursing education.

Period of Performance
The period of performance is 5 years with continuation funding depending on the availability of funds and agency budget priorities.

Grant Value
Type: Cooperative agreement;
Competition type: Competing continuation and new applications;
Expected total program funding: $1,889,986;
Expected number of awards: 5;
Funding range per awardee for the first budget year: $300,000 to $400,000

Overview

Category of Funding
Education
Health
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/5/24 Indian Health Service posted grant opportunity HHS-2024-IHS-NU-0001 for American Indians into Nursing with funding of $1.9 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 93.970 Health Professions Recruitment Program for Indians. It is expected that 5 total grants will be made worth between $300,000 and $400,000.

Timing

Posted Date
March 5, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
May 14, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 20 Days
Last Updated
March 5, 2024, 9:14 a.m. EST
Version
1
Archive Date
June 13, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
Only these types or organizations may apply: • Accredited public or private schools of nursing • Accredited Tribally controlled community colleges • Accredited Tribally controlled post-secondary vocational institutions • Nurse midwife programs and nurse practitioner programs that are provided by any public or private institution Other eligibility criteria • All schools of nursing must be fully accredited without restrictions at the time of application by a national nurse educational accrediting body or state approval body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education for the purposes of nursing education. • The schools offering a degree in nurse midwifery must provide verification of accreditation by the American College of Nurse Midwives. • Tribally controlled community colleges nursing programs and post-secondary vocational institutions must be fully accredited by an appropriate recognized nursing accrediting body without restrictions.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$400,000
Floor
$300,000
Estimated Program Funding
$1,889,986
Estimated Number of Grants
5

Contacts

Contact
Paul E Gettys Deputy Director
Contact Email
Email Description
Division of Grants Management
Contact Phone
(301) 443-2114

Documents

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