Program Description

The GPE program supports training of doctoral-level psychologists to provide behavioral health care, including substance abuse prevention and treatment services, in a setting that provides integrated and interprofessional primary care and behavioral health services to underserved and/or rural populations. Grant funds will assist eligible entities in meeting the costs to develop, operate, and maintain graduate psychology doctoral programs, internships, and post-doctoral residency programs in health psychology.

General Program Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Establish or leverage existing partnerships between academic institutions and primary care practice sites that serve underserved and/or rural populations;
  • State the health disciplines that are collaborating in the project and the nature and extent of the collaboration;
  • Increase the number of experiential training slots for doctoral-level psychology students, doctoral-level psychology interns, and/or post-doctoral psychology residents that serve underserved and/or rural populations beyond the program's current capacity;
  • Demonstrate enhanced didactic and experiential training activities to develop competencies of program trainees in integrated and team-based care (in collaboration with two or more health disciplines); and
  • Ensure a culturally competent workforce by recruiting and providing stipend support to doctoral-level psychology students, doctoral-level psychology interns, and/or post-doctoral psychology residents for experiential training in integrated behavioral and primary health care settings who are (1) committed to serving underserved and/or rural populations and/or (2) represent the diversity of the population being served.
  • See other requirements specified in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Stipend Eligibility:
Doctoral students, doctoral interns, and post-doctoral residents receiving a stipend in the GPE Program must be in an APA-accredited program, a citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible participants.

There is no support within the GPE Program for tuition, liability insurance, unemployment insurance, life insurance, taxes, fees, retirement plans, or other fringe benefits, for doctoral level psychology students, doctoral-level psychology interns, and post-doctoral psychology residents who receive GPE stipend support.

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 go to the HRSA Grants page.

Program Contact Information

Cynthia Harne
Public Health Analyst
charne@hrsa.gov
301-443-7661

Additional Information

Length of Program3 years
Tribes Funded by this ProgramIndian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa, Inc. (OK) and Cherokee Health Systems (TN)
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)179
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) Number93.191
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo

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