Release Dates, Submission Due Dates, Application
Definitions, Eligibility, Budget and Use of Funds
Budget and Use of Funds
1. When is the Application due date?
The due date for applications under this funding opportunity announcement is May 29, 2012 at 8:00 P.M. ET. Applications completed online are considered formally submitted when the application has been successfully transmitted electronically by your organization’s Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) through Grants.gov and has been validated by Grants.gov on or before the deadline date and time.
3. Should the applicant respond to more than one funding preference?
There is no advantage to requesting more than one funding preference. (page 19)
6. What are the start and end dates of the project period for this program?
The project period for NEPQR-IPCP is September 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015. Please note that the first year of the project period is shortened to September 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. (page 4)
7. How can applicants receive feedback on project ideas or questions?
The Division of Nursing invites prospective applicants to call or email the NEPQR-IPCP project officers with questions, concerns or clarifications and eligible projects for this Funding Opportunity Announcement.
8. What is the focus for the FY 2012 NEPQR funding opportunity?
For FY 2012 we are seeking projects that develop interprofessional collaborative practice models that improve quality of care and patient outcomes. This is the sole focus for applications in FY 2012. Training activities in interprofessional practice for current practitioners and students, developing and testing new interprofessional practice models with multiple health professions, or expanding existing interprofessional collaborative practice models in the practice setting are examples of projects that would be responsive to this FY 2012 NEPQR funding opportunity.
9. Please define interprofessional collaborative practice.
“Interprofessional collaborative practice” (IPCP) occurs when multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds provide comprehensive services by working with patients, their families, caregivers and communities to deliver the highest quality of care across settings. IPCP includes both clinical and non-clinical health-related work, such as diagnosis, treatment, surveillance, health communications, and disease management.
10. Is the focus on increasing the number of graduates, or simply those working in IPCP?
The focus is on creating or expanding practice environments comprised of nursing and other professional disciplines where interprofessional collaborative teams provides high quality, patient care services.
11. Who are eligible applicants?
Eligible applicants are accredited schools of nursing, health care facilities, or a partnership of such a school and facility. A health care facility may include an Indian Health Service health center, Native Hawaiian health center, hospital, federally-qualified health center, rural health clinic, nursing home, continuing care center, home health agency, community health centers, hospice program, public health clinic, state or local department of public health, skilled nursing facility, ambulatory surgical center, or any other facility designated by the Secretary (see PHS Act section 801(11). The health care facility can be the lead institution for the project. (page 4)
12. If a school of nursing is the lead applicant of a partnership proposal, can that same school of nursing also partner with another applicant on their grant?
The school of nursing may participate and only be a part of one application. Schools/Universities with multiple, independent campuses’, i.e. separate and independent schools of nursing and faculty, may submit an application from each independent program.
13. Do the interprofessional partners all have to be from completely separate entities?
There is no requirement that interprofessional team members have separate organizations.
14. Who should be a Project Director?
The Project Director should be a registered nurse. Only one PD is allowed. (page 14)
15. Are there any limitations or restrictions on the types of nurses or nursing students that can be participants in an NEPQR project?
All registered nurses and nursing students in programs at all levels of education are eligible to be participants in NEPQR projects.
16. May the project include a planning period during which time the interprofessional environment is established?
The applicant should justify all timelines, interventions, and strategies that are required to meet the project’s goals and objectives.
17. What indirect cost rate should be used for this program?
The DN confirms that the indirect cost rate for the NEPQR-Interprofessional Collaborative Practice program is not to exceed eight percent (8%). Please see page 16 of the FY 2012 Funding Opportunity Announcement #12-060 for discussion of indirect costs.
18. Can funds be used for project activities that include other health professionals in addition to nurses?
Yes. The application and budget should describe and justify the activities and the participants in the
20. Is student tuition supported in this funding program?
Trainee expenses are not supported by this program.
21. What are allowable personnel cost?
Allowable costs include payment of IPCP team member participants for their activities that occur within the IPCP practice settings.
22. Is there a budget limit for equipment?
All equipment and other budget items should be justified according to the goals and objectives of the proposed project. See pages 14-16 in the FOA for further details.
23. What is considered equipment?
Please see the description for equipment documentation on page 15 of the FOA.
24. Are international projects or travel allowed?
Eligible Project participants must be U.S. Citizens, non-citizen nationals, or foreign nationals who possess visas permitting permanent residence in the United States. Individuals on temporary student visas are not eligible. International travel is not an allowable expense. (page 5).