Program Description

The purpose of this program is to increase the number of advanced practice nurses, with an emphasis on funding applicants who are prepared to meet the primary care needs of rural and underserved communities. This goal is accomplished by providing traineeship funds to schools of nursing that prepare graduates to practice in these communities.

General Program Requirements

The AENT recipients will increase the number of primary care nurse practitioner (NP) and nurse-midwives trained in primary care settings, with an emphasis on serving rural and underserved communities. To accomplish this goal, applicants must:

  • Provide traineeship awards to NP or nurse-midwife students who are enrolled in an accredited graduate-level nurse practitioner or nurse-midwife program;
  • Recruit and match students to primary care practice sites, with a focus on underserved and/or rural settings for three to six-month clinical training intervals;
  • Track, collect and report student enrollee and graduate-level data for programmatic reporting requirements; and
  • Meet other program requirements as specified in Funding Opportunity Announcement(s).

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information about all this and other potential HRSA funding opportunities, please visit the HRSA Open Opportunities page.

Program Contact Information

Michael McCalla
Project Officer/Program Analyst
(301) 443-0856

Additional Information

Length of Program1 year
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)3008
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Non-Tribal Entities
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes
Type of Assistance ProvidedGrant
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.358
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo

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