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This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Teaching Health Center Planning and Development (THCPD) Program.
The purpose of this grant program is to make awards to establish new accredited community-based primary care medical or dental residency programs and residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine-pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or geriatrics to address shortages in the primary care physician and dental workforce shortages and challenges faced by in rural and underserved communities.
This NOFO will support the establishment of approved graduate medical and dental residency training programs for physicians and dentists.
This program aims to increase primary care physician and dental residency training in community-based patient care settings by providing funds to support the development of new programs in these settings, which are often located in underserved areas where resources may not be easily attainable. As such, THCPD funding may only be utilized to support the development of new physician and dental accredited residency programs within the disciplines listed above and throughout this NOFO.
An eligible entity is a community-based ambulatory patient care center that:
i. Will operate an accredited primary care residency program. Specific examples of eligible outpatient settings include, but are not limited to:
? Federally qualified health centers, as defined in section 1905(l)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1396d(l)(2)(B)];
? Community mental health centers, as defined in section 1861(ff)(3)(B) of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1395x(ff)(3)(B)];
? Rural health clinics, as defined in section 1861(aa)(2) of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1395x(aa)(2)];
? Health centers operated by the Indian Health Service, an Indian tribe or tribal organization, or an urban Indian organization (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act [25 U.S.C. 1603]); and
? An entity receiving funds under Title X of the PHS Act.
The list of entities above is not exhaustive, but does reflect the intent of the program to provide training in community-based settings such as those served by the institutions listed.
Crystal Waters, DNP, FNP-BC