<b>Upcoming HRSA Grant Opportunities</b>
Upcoming HRSA Grant Opportunities

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced its next cycle for its Advanced Nursing Education (ANE) Program, which provides funding for projects that support the enhancement of advanced nursing education and practice. ANE anticipates supporting projects that develop and test innovative academic-practice partnership models for clinical training within graduate nursing education programs that prepare graduate nursing students to provide safe, quality care within the complex practice-based environment of the nation’s evolving healthcare system. Eligible applicants may apply for up to $700,000 per year for a three-year project period (July 2015 through June 2018), with an estimated 17 awardees. Applications are due February 13, 2015. Words for Good has an extensive history in assisting clients in the preparation of ANE applications.

HRSA is also accepting applications for its Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) Grant, which will fund approximately 40 cooperative agreements to support training of individuals, including patients, families, caregivers, direct care workers, health professions providers, students, residents, fellows who will provide health care to older adults and the faculty who train these individuals. Funding may also be used to provide educational programs for patients, family members, and caregivers to increase knowledge and skills for self-management or the care delivery of older adults. Special emphasis will be on providing the primary care workforce with the knowledge and skills to care for older adults and on collaborating with community partners to address gaps in health care for older adults through individual, system, community, and population level changes. Eligible applicants include: accredited health professions schools and programs; accredited graduate programs; health care facilities; certified nurse assistant programs; partnerships between nursing schools and health care facilities; and partnerships between certified nurse assistant programs and health care facilities. Applicants may apply for up to $750,000 per year (or $850,000 per year for education and training on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias) for a three-year project period (July 2015 through June 2018). Applications are due March 5, 2015.