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Access the Bureau of Health Workforce's FY2016 Grants Bulletin to determine your eligibility for upcoming grant opportunities.

Health Professions grants improve access to health care by helping health professions training programs address some of the most pressing needs across the U.S. health workforce.

  • Distribution--encouraging clinicians to practice in underserved areas and care for underserved people
  • Diversity--increasing the number of racial and ethnic minority clinicians to mirror the U.S. population
  • Development--preparing clinicians to meet the growing need for primary health care generally, and specifically primary health care for underserved populations, including the young, the old, people with disabilities, and other high-risk groups.

Most health professions grants are made to colleges and universities which use the funds to build programs that enroll diverse students, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and produce graduates who make careers in primary care.

Each grant program has specific eligibility requirements, but generally, public or nonprofit private hospitals, accredited health professions schools, and other public or private nonprofit organizations that meet the requirements are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Health professions grant programs that receive appropriated funds from the U.S. Congress hold competitions during the Federal fiscal year (October 1 through September 30) the appropriation is made. Applications are due no less than 30 days after the grant competition is announced.

Grant Application Technical Assistance

Report on Your Grant

Grant resources

Grant Application Technical Assistance webcasts

Open Funding Opportunities

HRSA-17-063 Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program

HRSA-17-066 Nurse Faculty Loan Program

HRSA-17-064 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program

HRSA-17-065 Centers of Excellence (COE)

HRSA-17-067 Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program

All Open Opportunities