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American Recovery & Reinvestment Act

$500 million in ARRA funding will bolster and expand the health professions workforce:

For the past several years, health professions training programs have been significantly underfunded and shortages have continued to grow. Recognizing the need to address this issue, President Obama included funding that will help to train health professionals.

 Training in Primary Care Medicine & DentistryPublic Health TraineeshipsPreventive Medicine; Dental Public Health
Type of AwardGrantGrantGrant
Non-Federal Recipients$47.267$2.985$7.463
Federal Administration and Support (0.5%)$0.238$0.015$0.037
Total Funding Amount (Million)$47.505$3.000$7.500
RecipientsEducational InstitutionsEducational InstitutionsEducational Institutions
BeneficiariesInstitutions and StudentsInstitutions and StudentsInstitutions and Students
Methodology for Award SelectionNew competitionsFund from 2009 applicationsNew competition and fund from 2009 applications
 Nursing Education Loan Repayment ProgramScholarships for Disadvantaged StudentsNurse Faculty Loan Program
Type of AwardService Agreement ContractGrantGrant
Non-Federal Recipients$26.862$39.773$11.872
Federal Administration and Support (0.5%)$0.135$0.200$0.018
Total Funding Amount (Million)$26.997$39.973$11.890
RecipientsRegistered NursesEducational InstitutionsEducational Institutions
BeneficiariesFacilities with a critical shortage of nursesStudentsStudents
Methodology for Award SelectionFund from 2009 applicationsFund from 2009 applicationsFund from 2009 applications
    
 Faculty Loan RepaymentCenters for ExcellenceHealth Careers Opportunities Program
Type of AwardService Agreement ContractGrantGrant
Non-Federal Recipients$1.169$4.899$2.504
Federal Administration and Support (0.5%)$0.006$0.025$0.013
Total Funding Amount (Million)$1.175$4.924$2.517
RecipientsHealth Professions Faculty from a disadvantaged backgroundEducational InstitutionsEducational Institutions
BeneficiariesHealth Professions schools/programsInstitutions and StudentsInstitutions and Students
Methodology for Award SelectionFund from 2009 applicationsFund from 2009 applicationsFund from qualified 2008 applications
 Nursing Workforce DiversityLicensure Portability Special InitiativeEquipment to Enhance Training of Health Professionals
Type of AwardGrantGrantGrant
Non-Federal Recipients$2.618$0.998$50.572
Federal Administration and Support (0.5%)$0.014$0.007$0.250
Total Funding Amount (Million)$2.632$1.005$50.822
RecipientsInstitutions and StudentsHealth ProfessionalsInstitutions and Students
BeneficiariesInstitutions and StudentsHealth ProfessionalsInstitutions and Students
Methodology for Award SelectionFund from 2009 applicationsNew CompetitionNew Competition
Did You Know?
  • Approximately 8,000 individuals (students and credentialed health professionals) will be assisted by ARRA-funded Health Professions programs.
  • Recipients of ARRA-funded Health Professions grants will report quarterly on the number of students trained, program completers, jobs created, funds expended and percentage of project completed.