Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety

The summary for the Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety 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 Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety: The partnerships in implementing patient safety grants are to assist health care institutions in implementing safe practice interventions that show evidence of eliminating or reducing medical errors, risks, hazards, and harms associated with the process of care. These implementation projects will inform AHRQ, providers, patients, payers, policy makers, and the public about how safe practice interventions can be successfully implemented in diverse health care settings and lead to safer and better health care for all Americans. The RFA will use the Cooperative Agreement U18 award mechanism. In FY 05, AHRQ intends to commit up to $3 million in total costs to fund up to 10-15 new grants. Because the nature and scope of the projects will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. Applications can be up to 24 months in duration with a budget supported by AHRQ not to exceed $300,000 per year in total costs to the government. Awards are granted to institutions; therefore, individuals are not eligible applicants under this RFA. One application may be submitted by each institution. Applications may be submitted if the institution has any of the following characteristics: for-profit or non-profit organizations; domestic; eligible federal agencies; public and private non-profit institutions, such as universities, clinics, colleges, and hospitals; units of State and local governments; faith-based or community-based organizations; and tribes and tribal organizations. Because this RFA is principally intended to increase the implementation of safe practice interventions in the U.S., foreign institutions are not eligible to apply for grants. However, foreign organizations may participate in projects as members of consortia or as subcontractors. The PI should be an experienced senior level individual familiar with implementing change in health care settings. This individual should devote a considerable portion of his/her time to the project (at least 15% through the project duration). Any individual with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the implementation of safe practices is invited to work with their colleagues and institution to develop an application for support. Further description regarding AHRQs authorizing statute and the regulations under which these grants fall is described in Section VIII below. Applications must be prepared using the PHS 398 research grant application instructions and forms (rev. 5/2001). The PHS 398 is available at in an interactive format. For further assistance contact GrantsInfo, Telephone 301-435-0714, Email:
Federal Grant Title: Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety
Federal Agency Name: Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-HS-05-012
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.226
CFDA Descriptions: Research on Healthcare Costs, Quality and Outcomes
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2005
Posted Date: Sep 29, 2004
Creation Date: Sep 29, 2004
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education For profit organizations other than small businesses Small businesses Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Private institutions of higher education State governments County governments City or township governments Special district governments Independent school districts Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible agencies of the Federal Government are eligible to apply. Foreign institutions are not eligible to apply.
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