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Apply for a Grant: Are We Eligible?

HRSA provide financial assistance in the form of grants to organizations to achieve specific purposes, such as provide primary health care to underserved people, get lifesaving medications to uninsured people living with HIV/AIDS or help families of children with special health care needs access needed services.

HRSA does not provide financial assistance to individuals except through health professions scholarship and loan repayment programs

Section III of every Funding Opportunity Announcement contains detailed eligibility information, including specialized experience and expertise, cost sharing or matching (if required) and other applicant requirements.

Types of Eligible Organizations

Eligible applicants for most HRSA funding opportunities include public, private, and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations, as well as Federally recognized Indian tribal governments and organizations.

Following is a more specific, although not all-inclusive list:

Government Organizations

  • State Governments
  • Local Governments
  • City or Township Governments
  • Special District Governments
  • Native American Tribal Governments (federally recognized)
  • Native American Tribal Organizations (other than federally recognized)

Education Organizations

  • Independent School Districts
  • Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
  • Private Institutions of Higher Education

Non-Profit Organizations

  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education