Geriatric Education Centers

The summary for the Geriatric Education Centers grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Health Resources and Services Administration, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Geriatric Education Centers: Grants are available to support the development of Geriatric Education Centers (GECs) collaborative arrangements involving several health professions schools and health care facilities to train health professional faculty, students, and practitioners in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention of disease, disability, and other health problems of the elderly. Applicants must propose to carry out all of the following statutory purposes: (1) improve the training of health professionals in geriatrics, including geriatric residencies, traineeships or fellowships; (2) develop and disseminate curricula relating to the treatment of the health problems of elderly individuals; (3) support the training and retraining of faculty to provide instruction in geriatrics; (4) support continuing education of health professionals who provide geriatric care; and (5) provide students with clinical training in geriatrics in nursing homes, chronic and acute disease hospitals, ambulatory care centers, and senior centers. This training must involve four or more health profession disciplines, one of which must be allopathic or osteopathic medicine. Other health professions may include allopathic physicians, osteopathic physicians, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, chiropractors, clinical psychologists, health administrators, and allied health professionals including professional counselors and social workers. *This program is not included in the Presidents budget for FY 2005. Potential applicants for funds should consider this announcement provisional until final Congressional action on appropriations is taken. Updated information on Congressional action on appropriations will be available on the HRSA website.
Federal Grant Title: Geriatric Education Centers
Federal Agency Name: Health Resources and Services Administration
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-05-077
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.969
CFDA Descriptions: Geriatric Education Centers
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2005
Posted Date: Jan 14, 2005
Creation Date: Jan 14, 2005
Archive Date: Apr 01, 2005
Total Program Funding: $52,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 13
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Grants may be made to entities as defined by sections 799B(1), (3) and (4) and section 801(2) of the Public Health Service Act. These include, among others: schools of medicine; schools of dentistry, schools of osteopathic medicine, schools of pharmacy, schools of optometry; schools of podiatric medicine; schools of veterinary medicine; schools of public health; schools of chiropractic; graduate programs in clinical psychology, clinical social work, health administration, and behavioral health and mental health practice; programs for the training of physician assistants; schools of allied health; and schools of nursing. Applicants must be located in the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Federated States of Micronesia. In selecting from among the most highly ranked applications, efforts! will be made to balance awards to achieve broad geographical distribution.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Contact HRSA Call Center at 877-Go4-HRSA/877-464-4772;301-998-7373 or email CallCenter@HRSA.GOV CallCenter@HRSA.GOV
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