Program Description

The purpose of the PHTC Program is to improve the Nation's public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competence of the current and future public health workforce. Emphasis is placed on developing the existing public health workforce as a foundation for improving the infrastructure of the public health system. This program uses the cooperative agreement grant mechanism, which is an award instrument requiring substantial Federal involvement.

General Program Requirements

Funds may support salaries, stipends, consultant costs, equipment, and travel as requested to develop and implement the program. Funds may not be used for construction, patient services, student tuition or international activities unless associated with a recognized territorial awardee. Funds may not be used to supplant training and education activities which should be provided as part of the mission of the awardee or sub-awardee institution. In addition, funds are not intended to supplant funds for educational efforts which should be supported by nonprofit private industry or other public agencies. Applicants are expected to leverage their resources to create enhanced training opportunities through partnerships and collaboration.

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

Kellie Gilchrist
Project Officer
kgilchrist@hrsa.gov
301-443-1077

Additional Information

Length of Program4 years
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)199
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 ProvidedCooperative Agreement
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo

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