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Centers of Excellence (COE) - Historically Black Colleges and Universities

About the Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-23-005
Dates to Apply: 12/07/2022 to 02/27/2023
Bureau/Office: Bureau of Health Workforce
Status: Open
Estimated Award Date: 07/01/2023
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Centers of Excellence (COE) Program – Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). This NOFO solicits applications from the four HBCUs that are specifically designated in statute to receive COE Program awards, under Public Health Service Act section 736(c)(2). The COE Program funds innovative resource and education centers to assist health professions schools in supporting programs of excellence in health professions education for under-represented minority (URM) individuals. Specifically, the COE Program is part of a national strategy to improve the public’s access to quality, culturally appropriate health care by supporting programs that assist URM students and faculty.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants are the four HBCUs designated in statute: • Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry; • Meharry Medical College School of Medicine; • Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine; and • Xavier University of Louisiana School of Pharmacy.

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