Geriatric Training for Physicians, Dentists and Behavioral/Mental Health Professionals
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on Jun 24, 2005
Purpose of this program:
Grants are given for faculty training projects in geriatric medicine, dentistry, behavioral mental health. The purpose of this grant program is to provide support, including fellowships, for geriatric training projects to train physicians, dentists and behavioral mental health professionals who plan to teach geriatric medicine, geriatric behavioral or mental health, or geriatric dentistry.
Possible uses and use restrictions...
A grant may be made to meet the cost of a project which will propose: 1) a 1-year retraining program in geriatrics for: (a) physicians who are faculty in departments of internal medicine, family medicine (including osteopathic general practice), gynecology, geriatrics, and behavioral or mental health at schools of medicine and osteopathic medicine; (b) dentists who are faculty members at schools of dentistry or at hospital departments or dentistry; and (c) behavioral or mental health professionals who are faculty members in departments of behavioral or mental health; and/or 2) a 2-year internal medicine or family medicine fellowship program providing emphasis in geriatrics which shall be designed to provide training in clinical geriatrics and geriatrics research for: (a) physicians who have completed graduate medical education programs in internal medicine, family medicine (including osteopathic general practice), behavioral or mental health, neurology, gynecology, or rehabilitation medicine; (b) dentists who have demonstrated a commitment to an academic career and who have completed postdoctoral dental training, including postdoctoral dental education programs or who have relevant advanced training or experience; and (c) behavioral or mental health professionals who have completed graduate medical education programs in behavioral or mental health; 3) be staffed by full-time teaching physicians who have experience or training in geriatric medicine or geriatric behavioral or mental health; 4) be staffed, or enter into an agreement with an institution staffed by full-time or part-time teaching dentists who have experience or training in geriatric dentistry; 5) be based in a graduate medical education program in internal medicine or family medicine or in a department of geriatrics or behavioral or mental health; 6) provide training in geriatrics and are exposed to the physical and mental disabilities of elderly individuals through a variety of service rotations, such as geriatric consultation services, acute care services, dental services, geriatric behavioral or mental health units, day and home care programs, rehabilitation services, extended care facilities, geriatric ambulatory care and comprehensive evaluation units, and community care programs for elderly mentally retarded individuals, and 7) provide training in geriatrics through one or both of the training options described in the section on "Eligible Projects."
Who is eligible to apply...
Grants may be made to accredited public or private nonprofit schools of medicine, schools of osteopathic medicine, teaching hospitals, or graduate medical education programs.
Costs will be determined by DHHS Regulations 45 CFR, Part 92 and 45 CFR 74, Subpart Q.
Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.
About this section:
This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy.
For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree,
3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible.
Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they
Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications
are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs,
the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.
How to apply...
The new URL (Uniform Resource Locator) for the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) Grants Page is http.//www.bhpr.hrsa.gov/grants. This year BHPr has decided to use Adobe Acrobat to publish the grants documents on the Web page. In order to download, view and print these grants documents, you will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. This can be obtained without charge from the Internet by going to the Adobe Web page www.adobe.com and downloading the version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is appropriate for your operating system, i.e., Windows, Unix, Macintosh, etc. A set of more detailed instructions on how to download and use the Adobe Acrobat Reader can be found on the BHPr Grants Web page.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Grant Award issued from the Headquarters Office.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.
Deadlines and process...
Application deadlines can be obtained via the Internet at: http://www.bhpr.hrsa.gov/grants.
When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will
be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received.
When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 4 to 6 months after receipt of applications.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units
prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.
In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission
of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or
applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
At the end of the initial project period, competing continuation applications may be submitted for up to five 5 years.
In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.
Who can benefit...
Any accredited schools of medicine, schools of osteopathic medicine, public or private nonprofit teaching hospitals and graduate medical education programs.
About this section:
This section lists the ultimate beneficiaries of a program, the criteria they must satisfy and who specifically is not eligible. The applicant and beneficiary will generally be the same for programs that provide assistance directly from a Federal agency. However, financial assistance that passes through State or local governments will have different applicants and beneficiaries since the assistance is transmitted to private sector beneficiaries who are not obligated to request or apply for the assistance.
What types of assistance...
The funding, for fixed or known periods, of specific projects. Project grants can include fellowships, scholarships, research grants, training grants, traineeships, experimental and demonstration grants, evaluation grants, planning grants, technical assistance grants, survey grants, and construction grants.
How much financial aid...
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$294,445 to $689,754; $486,671.
This section lists the representative range (smallest to largest) of the amount of financial assistance available. These figures are based upon funds awarded in the past fiscal year and the current fiscal year to date. Also indicated is an approximate average amount of awards which were made in the past and current fiscal years.
(Grants) FY 03 $5,840,050; FY 04 est $7,043,952; and FY 05 est $6,043,952.
The dollar amounts listed in this section represent obligations for the past fiscal year (PY), estimates for the current fiscal year (CY), and estimates for the budget fiscal year (BY) as reported by the Federal agencies. Obligations for non-financial assistance programs indicate the administrative expenses involved in the operation of a program.
Note: This 11-digit budget account identification code represents the account which funds a particular program.
This code should be consistent with the code given for the program area as specified in Appendix III of the Budget of the United States Government.
Examples of funded projects...
Grants are made to accredited public or private nonprofit schools of medicine, teaching hospitals, schools of osteopathic medicine and graduate medical education programs for postdoctoral training. The funded programs are with Boston University, Duke University, Harvard University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, University of Michigan, University of North Texas and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
About this section
This section indicates the different types of projects which have been funded in the past. Only projects funded under Project Grants or Direct Payments for Specified Use should be listed here. The examples give potential applicants an idea of the types of projects that may be accepted for funding. The agency should list at least five examples of the most recently funded projects.
In fiscal year 2003, nine noncompeting continuations and three new awards were made.
Criteria for selecting proposals...
All applications will be evaluated by peer reviewers to determine the extent to which the applicant documents the following criteria: 1) Background and Rationale; (2) Measurable Objectives; (3) Project Methodology; (4) Evaluation; (5) Resources; (6) Curriculum/Proposed Training; (7) Recruitment Plan; (8) Fiscal Plan (Budget) and Self-Sufficiency Plan.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project periods are for 5 years.
Formula and Matching Requirements
A formula may be based on population, per capita income, and other statistical factors. Applicants are informed whether there are any matching requirements to be met when participating in the cost of a project. In general, the matching share represents that portion of the project costs not borne by the Federal government. Attachment F of OMB Circular No. A-102 (Office of Management and Budget) sets forth the criteria and procedures for the evaluation of matching share requirements which may be cash or in-kind contributions made by State and local governments or other agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals to satisfy matching requirements of Federal grants or loans.
Cash contributions represent the grantees' cash outlay, including the outlay of money contributed to the grantee by other public agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals. When authorized by Federal regulation, Federal funds received from other grants may be considered as the grantees' cash contribution.
In-kind contributions represent the value of noncash contributions provided by the grantee, other public agencies and institutions, private organizations or individuals. In-kind contributions may consist of charges for real property and equipment, and value of goods and services directly benefiting and specifically identifiable to the grant program. When authorized by Federal legislation, property purchased with Federal funds may be considered as grantees' in-kind contribution.
Maintenance of effort (MOE) is a requirement contained in certain legislation, regulations, or administrative policies stating that a grantee must maintain a specified level of financial effort in a specific area in order to receive Federal grant funds, and that the Federal grant funds may be used only to supplement, not supplant, the level of grantee funds.
Post assistance requirements...
A Uniform summary progress report must be submitted annually. Financial Status Reports are required within 90 days after the end of each budget period. A final progress report and final Financial Status Report must be submitted within 90 days after the end of the project period.
This section indicates whether program reports, expenditure reports, cash reports or performance monitoring are required by the Federal funding agency, and specifies at what time intervals (monthly, annually, etc.) this must be accomplished.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
This section discusses audits required by the Federal agency.
The procedures and requirements for State and local governments and nonprofit entities are set forth in OMB Circular No. A-133.
These requirements pertain to awards made within the respective State's fiscal year - not the Federal fiscal year,
as some State and local governments may use the calendar year or other variation of time span designated as the fiscal year period,
rather than that commonly known as the Federal fiscal year (from October 1st through September 30th).
Financial records must be kept available for 3 years after submission of expenditure report, and 3 years after final disposition of non-expendable property. If questions remain, such as those raised as a result of audit, records must be retained until the matter is resolved.
This section indicates the record retention requirements and the type of records the Federal agency may require.
Not included are the normally imposed requirements of the General Accounting Office.
For programs falling under the purview of OMB Circular No. A-102, record retention is set forth in Attachment C.
For other programs, record retention is governed by the funding agency's requirements.
Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Section 753(b); 42 U.S.C. 294, as amended; Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998; Public Law 105-392.
This section lists the legal authority upon which a program is based (acts, amendments to acts, Public Law numbers, titles, sections, Statute Codes, citations to the U.S. Code, Executive Orders, Presidential Reorganization Plans, and Memoranda from an agency head).
Regulations, Guidelines, And Literature
Pertinent information maybe obtained by contacting the Division of Grants Management Operations, Room 11-03, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-0354.