Program Description

The overarching purpose of the PCTE program is to strengthen the primary care workforce by supporting enhanced clinical training for primary care trainees. The focus of this grant is to produce primary care providers who will be well prepared to practice in and lead transforming health care systems aimed at improving access, quality of care, and cost effectiveness.

General Program Requirements

Applicants for the PCTE program must focus on training for transforming healthcare systems, particularly enhancing the clinical training experience of trainees. Some of the characteristics identified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that are closely associated with transformed healthcare delivery systems include:

  • Providers across the care continuum participate in integrated or virtually integrated delivery models,
  • Care is coordinated across all providers and settings,
  • There is a high level of patient engagement and quantifiable results on patient experience,
  • Providers leverage the use of health information technology to improve quality,
  • Providers perform at the top of their license and board certification,
  • Population health measures are integrated into the delivery system, and
  • Data is used to drive health system processes.

In addition, projects that address the social determinants of health while addressing health care delivery transformation are encouraged. And 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

Anthony Anyanwu
Project Officer

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.884
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Non-Tribal Entities
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)23,467
Length of Program5 years
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes

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