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Details of the changes posted in this announcement:
Estimated project period is 3 years and NOT 5 years.

Announcement Information
Announcement Number HRSA-07-108 Announcement Code GECS
CFDA Number 93.969 Provisional Yes
Activity Code D31 Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2007

Grants are available to support the development of Geriatric Education Centers.  Collaborative arrangements involving several health professions schools and health care facilities to train health professional faculty, students, and practitioners in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention of disease, disability, and other health problems of the elderly.

Applicants must propose to carry out all of the following statutory purposes: improve the training of health professionals in geriatrics, including geriatric residencies, traineeships or fellowships; develop and disseminate curricula relating to the treatment of the health problems of elderly individuals; support the training and retraining of faculty to provide instruction in geriatrics; support continuing education of health professionals who provide geriatric care; and provide students with clinical training in geriatrics in nursing homes, chronic and acute disease hospitals, ambulatory care centers, and senior centers.

This training must involve four or more health profession disciplines, one of which must be allopathic or osteopathic medicine.  Other health professions may include allopathic physicians, osteopathic physicians, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, chiropractors, clinical psychologists, health administrators, and allied health professionals including professional counselors and social workers.

Legislative Information
Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Section 753(a)

Application Information
Application Available Apr 09, 2007 Application Deadline May 14, 2007 8:00 PM ET
Explanation for Deadline Not Available Archive Date Jul 14, 2007
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 not available for this funding opportunity.

General Information
Projected Award Date Sep 01, 2007
Estimated Project Period 3 years 
Estimated Project Start Date Sep 01, 2007 Estimated Project End Date Aug 31, 2010
Estimated Amount of this Competition $17,200,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards 50
Estimated Average size of Awards $200,000 for a single applicant and $400,000 for consortia application.
Cost Sharing No Cooperative Agreement No

Review Criteria
The final review criteria are included in the application materials.

Funding Priority
Administrative Funding Priority: Training and Retraining of Faculty in Geriatrics. An administrative funding priority of ten (10) points is available to qualified applicants who devote significant resources to the statutory purpose to support the training and retraining of faculty to provide instruction in geriatrics.
Topics should include, but are not limited to, clinical services, research,teaching,experiential learning, administration and policy. Partial credit will not be given. Year One may be devoted to planning activities. In order to meet the funding priority,the applicant must address all of the Guidelines to Support the Training and Retraining of Faculty in Geriatrics. Note that this priority will be applied to only those applicants that rank above the 20th percentile of applications recommended for approval.

Funding Preference
As provided in section 791(a) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, preference will be given to any approved applicant that: (A) has a high rate for placing graduates in practice settings having the focus of serving residents of medically underserved communities or (B) during the two-year period preceding the fiscal year for which such an award is sought, has achieved a significant increase in the rate of placing graduates in such settings. This statutory general preference will be applied to only those applications that rank above the 20th percentile of the applications recommended for approval by the objective review committee (ORC). So that new applicants may compete equitably, a preference will be given to those new programs that meet at least four of the criteria described in Section 791(c)(3) of the Public Health Service Act concerning medically underserved communities and populations.

Contact Information
Lou Coccodrilli

Eligible Applicants
Additional Information on Eligibility:
 Grants may be made to entities as defined by sections 799B(1), (3) and (4) and section 801(2) of the Public Health Service Act. These include, among others: schools of medicine; schools of dentistry, schools of osteopathic medicine, schools of pharmacy, schools of optometry; schools of podiatric medicine; schools of veterinary medicine; schools of public health; schools of chiropractic; graduate programs in clinical psychology, clinical social work, health administration, and behavioral health and mental health practice; programs for the training of physician assistants; schools of allied health; and schools of nursing. Applicants must be located in the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Federated States of Micronesia. In selecting from among the most highly ranked applications, efforts will be made to balance awards to achieve broad geographical distribution.

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Modification History
Modification 1 published on Apr 16, 2007
Estimated project period is 3 years and NOT 5 years.
Original announcement posted on Apr 06, 2007 (View Announcement)

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