Nurse Faculty Loan Program
V. Application Review Information
1. Review Criteria
Staff in the Division of Nursing will review NFLP
applications for eligibility, completeness, accuracy,
and responsiveness to the application guidance.
Cultural and Linguistic Competence Language
HRSA is committed to ensuring access to quality health
care for all. Quality care means access to services,
information, materials delivered by competent providers
in a manner that factors in the language needs, cultural
richness, and diversity of populations served. Quality
also means that, where appropriate, data collection
instruments used should adhere to culturally competent
and linguistically appropriate norms. For additional
information and guidance, refer to the National Standards
for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services
in Health Care published by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services. This document is available
online at The
Office of Minority Health Web site.
Wherever appropriate, describe the school’s
strategic plan, policies, and initiatives that demonstrate
a commitment to developing culturally and linguistically
competent health care providers, faculty, and students.
Additional resource information can be found on the
cultural competence web page .
2. Review and Selection Process
All eligible and complete applications will be funded
pending availability of funds. Incomplete applications
may be deemed non-responsive to the program guidance
and the application will not be considered for funding.
- Funding Priorities – Not applicable to
- Funding Preferences – Not applicable to
- Funding Special Considerations – Not applicable
to the NFLP
3. Anticipated Announcement and Award Dates
All eligible NFLP applications that are received
by the application deadline will be reviewed for funding.
The anticipated announcement and award date is mid-July
VI. Award Administration Information
1. Award Notices
The HRSA, acting on behalf of HHS, will send a Notice
of Award (NOA) to the school indicating the amount
of the Federal Capital Contribution (FCC) and a copy
of the NFLP agreement. This NFLP agreement will have
the signatures of the HRSA representative and the
Authorized Official of the applicant institution.
The Notice of Award sets forth the FCC awarded, the
expected Institutional Capital Contribution (ICC),
the effective date of the award, the project period
for which support is contemplated, the terms and conditions
of the award, and other relevant award information.
Receipt of NFLP Award
The school will receive the FCC award via electronic
funds transfer. The HHS Payment Management System
(PMS) will establish an account for new schools receiving
an award. For general information on how to access
funds through the drawdown process, please contact
the PMS Application Support Group at (877) 614-5533
or (301) 443-1660; or visit the Payment
Management System Web Site.
Schools are encouraged to draw down the full
amount of the award (in whole dollars) by
March 31, 2009. The award must be deposited into a
distinct NFLP loan fund. Schools are expected to expend
the full amount of the fiscal year 2008 award during
the 2008/2009 academic year.
2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements
Successful applicants must comply with the administrative
requirements outlined in 45 CFR Part 74 (non-governmental)
or 45 CFR Part 92 (governmental) as appropriate.
Awards issued under this guidance are subject to
the requirements of Section 106(g) of the Trafficking
Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended (22 U.S.C.
7104). View the full text of the award term at HRSA
Grants. If you are unable to access this link,
please contact the Grants Management Specialist identified
in this guidance to obtain a copy of the Term.
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUANCE
HEALTHY PEOPLE 2010
Healthy People 2010 is a national initiative led
by HHS that sets priorities for all HRSA programs.
The initiative has two major goals: (1) to increase
the quality and years of a healthy life; and (2) to
eliminate our country’s health disparities.
The program consists of 28 focus areas and 467 objectives.
HRSA has actively participated in the work groups
of all the focus areas, and is committed to the achievement
of the Healthy People 2010 goals.
Applicants are not required to address Healthy People
2010 in this application.
The successful applicant under this guidance must
comply with the following audit and reporting requirements:
a. Comply with audit requirements
of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular
A-133. Information on the scope, frequency, and other
aspects of the audits can be found at the Office
of Management and Budget Web site.
b. Submit a quarterly electronic
PSC-272 via the Payment Management System. The report
identifies cash expenditures against the authorized
funds for the award. Failure to submit the report
may result in the inability to access funds. The PSC-272
Certification page should be faxed to the PMS contact
at the fax number listed on the PSC-272 form, or it
may be submitted to the:
Division of Payment Management
PO Box 6021
Rockville, MD 20852
Telephone: (877) 614-5533
c. The NFLP Annual Operating Report
(AOR) , OMB Form #0915-0314, EXHIBIT B-1,
is used to monitor and evaluate institutional performance.
Schools must complete and submit the AOR annually.
The AOR is used to report expenditures for the NFLP
fund annually and covers the period from July 1 through
June 30 each year. The AOR must be completed and submitted
to the Division of Nursing by July 31st
Instructions for completing the AOR are provided
in EXHIBIT B-2. The AOR should be
mailed to the address under Section VII of this guidance.
d. Performance Review
HRSA’s Office of Performance Review (OPR) serves
as the agency’s focal point for reviewing and
enhancing the performance of HRSA funded programs
within communities and States. As part of this agency-wide
effort, HRSA awardees will be required to participate,
where appropriate, in an on-site performance review
of their HRSA funded program(s) by a review team from
one of the ten OPR regional divisions. Awardees should
expect to participate in a performance review at some
point during their project period. When an awardee
receives more than one HRSA award, each of the HRSA
funded programs will be reviewed during the same performance
The purpose of performance review is to improve the
performance of HRSA funded programs. Through systematic
pre-site and on-site analysis, OPR works collaboratively
with awardees and HRSA Bureaus/Offices to measure
program performance, analyze the factors impacting
performance, and identify effective strategies and
partnerships to improve program performance, with
a particular focus on outcomes. Upon completion of
the performance review, awardees will be required
to prepare an Action Plan that identifies key actions
to improve program performance as well as addresses
any identified program requirement issues. In addition,
performance reviews also provide an opportunity for
grantees to offer direct feedback to the agency about
the impact of HRSA policies on program implementation
and performance within communities and States.
VII. Agency Contacts
Program technical assistance regarding this funding
announcement may be obtained by contacting the following
Division of Nursing Staff at 301-443-6333. Address,
E-mail addresses and fax number are listed below:
- Ms. Denise Thompson, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms. Nancy Douglas-Kersellius, Email: email@example.com
- HHS/HRSA/Bureau of Health Professions
Division of Nursing
Advanced Nurse Education Branch
5600 Fishers Lane Room 9-36
Rockville, MD 20857