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ARRA - Nursing Workforce Diversity

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This federal aid program is managed by:

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


As funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), these funds will be used to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds (including racial and ethnic minorities under-represented among registered nurses) by providing student stipends and scholarships, pre-entry preparation and retention activities. To support projects focused on creating registered nurses.

Funding obligations:

(Project Grants) FY 09 $2,617,845; FY 10 est $0; FY 11 est $0

Uses and Use Restrictions:

Funds may be used for salaries of personnel specifically employed for the project; consultant fees; supplies and equipment necessary to conduct the project; essential travel expenses and student stipends or scholarships; and other expenses related to the project. Restricted Uses: Indirect costs are allowed for administrative costs incurred as a result of the project, limited to 8 percent of direct costs exclusive of equipment and tuition and fees. Stipends are $250 per month to qualifying students who participate full time in structured project activities The maximum annual (12-month) amount for stipends is $3000 per student. Scholarships are limited to a maximum of $7,000 per student per year for qualifying full or part time nursing majors. The maximum amount that can be requested for scholarships in a grant is $40,000 per year.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

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:

Range: $791,491 to $1,002,550; Average: $872,615.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Competing and competing continuation grant applications are submitted for three (3) years of support. Budget periods are for 1 year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantee drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.

Applicant Eligibility:

See funding opportunity announcement.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

See funding opportunity announcement.

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:

Aisha K. Mix 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9B-45, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone: (301) 443-6193

Website Address:

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