Program Description

The purpose of the THCGME Payment Program is for the expansion of primary care and dental residency training programs in community based settings. These community-based settings include, but are not limited to, federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) and FQHC Look-Alikes, community mental health centers, rural health clinics and health centers operated by the Indian Health Service or an Indian tribe or tribal organization, and entities receiving funds under title X of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act.

General Program Requirements

Eligible entities include community-based ambulatory patient care centers that operate a primary care residency program. Specific examples of eligible entities include, but are not limited to:

  • Federally qualified health centers, as defined in section 1905(l)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act
  • Community mental health centers, as defined in section 1861(ff)(3)(B) of the Social Security Act
  • Rural health clinics, as defined in section 1861(aa) of the Social Security Act
  • Health centers operated by the Indian Health service, an Indian tribe, or tribal organization, or an urban Indian organization, as defined in section 4 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act
  • An entity receiving funds under Title X of the Public Health Service Act.
In addition, the eligible entity must be listed as the institutional sponsor by the relevant accrediting body, including the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if they are otherwise eligible.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

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Program Contact Information

Marshala Lee
Branch Chief, Children Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Training Branch

Additional Information

Length of Program3 years
Tribes Funded by this ProgramTHCGME supports family medicine and physician residency training programs sponsored by two Tribal Health Authorities: Choctaw National Health Services Authority in Talihina, Oklahoma and the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority in Tacoma, Washington.
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)600
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 TypeMandatory
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.53
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo

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