The purpose of this program is to prepare new primary care or behavioral health nurse practitioners (NPs)1 to work in integrated, community-based settings.
Eligible applicants are accredited schools of nursing, nurse managed health clinics/centers, academic health centers, state or local governments and other private or public nonprofit entities determined appropriate by the HHS Secretary. For the purposes of this NOFO, FQHCs are eligible applicants.
The NP residency program must be accredited by a recognized, professional NP accreditation organization, or be in the process of accreditation.21 At minimum, the applicant has completed the NP residency program self-assessment and has submitted either a notice of intent to apply or an application to a NP residency accrediting organization. The most successful applicants will have either an accredited NP residency program, or have had the initial on site full assessment by the NP residency accrediting organization. The NP residency program must maintain its accreditation throughout the period of performance. Loss of active accreditation status may be cause for HRSA to cease or reduce recipient funding levels beyond the first project period year.
Consortiums may apply for these funds, if otherwise eligible. Each entity must meet the eligibility requirements for this NOFO. HRSA will make one award per consortium to the applicant of the consortium provided it is an eligible entity and has the legal authority to apply for and to receive the award on behalf of the other consortium members. An entity can be a partner to multiple ANE-NPRIP NOFO applications, but can only be an applicant on one application.
Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations may apply for these funds, if otherwise eligible.
In addition to the 50 states, only eligible applicants in the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau may apply.
Individuals and for-profit entities are not eligible applicants under this NOFO. Individuals should consult directly with the academic institution where they receive their training (not HRSA) regarding components of or experiences at that training program.