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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


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, stipends for diploma or associate degree nurses to enter a bridge or degree completion program, student scholarships or stipends for accelerated nursing degree programs, pre-entry preparation, advanced education preparation, and retention activities.

Funding obligations:

(Project Grants) FY 09 $14,851,245; FY 10 est $15,561,880; FY 11 est $15,561,880

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. 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. The maximum annual (12-month) amount for stipends is $3000 per eligible student. Scholarships are limited to a maximum of $7,000 per eligible student per year for upper division nursing students. 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:


Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Range: $99,536 – 564,103; Average first year award: $337,536.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Competing and competing continuation grant applications are submitted for three (3) years of support. 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:

Eligible applicants are accredited schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, State or local governments, an Indian Tribe or Tribal organization, other public or private non-profit entities including faith-based and community organizations, and for-profit entities capable of carrying out the legislative purpose. Schools of nursing providing formal degree programs must be accredited by a national nurse education accrediting agency or State approval agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Accredited public and nonprofit private schools of nursing and other public or nonprofit private entities.

Award Procedure:

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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