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Electronic submission of application is/will be available on Grants.Gov for this funding opportunity. Please visit to register and apply. Please refer to the guidance for more information.

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Announcement Information
Announcement Number HRSA-09-204 Announcement Code COES
CFDA Number 93.157 Provisional Yes
Activity Code D34 Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2009

The goal of the Centers of Excellence (COE) is to assist eligible schools in supporting programs of excellence in health professions education for underrepresented minority individuals. The grantee is required to use the funds awarded: (1) to establish, strengthen, or expand programs to enhance the academic performance of the underrepresented minority students attending the school; (2) to improve the capacity of such schools to train, recruit, and retain underrepresented minority faculty including the payment of stipends and fellowships; (3) to carry out activities to improve the information resources, clinical education, curricula, and cultural competence of the graduates of the schools as it relates to minority health issues; (4) to facilitate faculty and student research on health issues, particularly affecting underrepresented minority groups; including research on issues relating to the delivery of health care; (5) to carry out a program to train students of the school in providing health services to a significant number of underrepresented minority individuals through training provided to such students at community based health facilities that provide such health services and are located at a site remote from the main site of the teaching facilities of the school; (6) to provide stipends as appropriate; and (7) to develop a large competitive applicant pool through linkages with institutions of higher education, local school districts, and other community based entities and establish an educational pipeline for health professions careers.
*This program is not included in the President's budget for 2006. Potential applicants for funds should consider this announcement provisional until final Congressional action is taken. Updated information will be available on the HRSA website.

Legislative Information
Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Section 736

Application Information
Application Available Dec 18, 2008 Application Deadline Feb 18, 2009 8:00 PM ET
Explanation for Deadline Not Available Archive Date Mar 27, 2009
Letter of Intent Deadline Not Available. Letter of Intent is not required.
Application Package SF424 R&R Guidance Availability Yes
Allow Electronic Submission Yes
Electronic Submission Instruction Electronic submission is/will be available in Grants.Gov.

General Information
Projected Award Date Sep 01, 2009
Estimated Project Period Not Available 
Estimated Project Start Date Not Available Estimated Project End Date Not Available
Estimated Amount of this Competition $12,036,127.00
Estimated Number of Awards 4
Estimated Average size of Awards Not Available
Cost Sharing No Cooperative Agreement No

Review Criteria
Final review criteria are included in the application materials.

Contact Information
Sara Rue, MPH
(301) 443-3043

Eligible Applicants
Others. See text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification
Additional Information on Eligibility:
 Eligible applicants are accredited allopathic scholls of medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or graduate programs in behavioraal or mental health, or other public and nonprofit health or educational entities including faith-based organizations and community based organizations that meet the requirements of section 736(c) of the PHS Act, as amended. See minimum student enrollment requirements under "Designations of Centers of Excellence."

 Schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, graduate programs in behavioral or mental health, or other public and non profit health or educational entities, including faith based organizations, and community based organizations, that meet the requirements of section 736(c) of the Public Health Service Act. Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as described in section 736(c)(2)(A) of the Public Health Service Act and which received contracts under former section 788B of the Public Health Service Act (Advanced Financial Distress Assistance) for fiscal year 1987 may apply for Centers of Excellence (COE) grants under section 736(c)(2) of the Public Health Service Act.

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Modification History
Modification 1 published on Dec 22, 2008
Removed track changes from document. Added contact email:
Original announcement posted on Dec 18, 2008 (View Announcement)

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