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Deadline: November 16, 2015

Department of Health and Human Services: Nursing Workforce Diversity Program

The Nursing Workforce Diversity program seeks to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities that are underrepresented among registered nurses. The program supports projects that provide student stipends or scholarships, stipends for diploma or associate degree nurses to enter a bridge or degree completion program, student scholarships or stipends for accelerated nursing degree programs, pre-entry preparation, advanced education preparation, and retention activities.

Amount: A total of $4,000,000 will be available to fund 12 awardees. Grants will range up to $350,000. The project period is one year.

Eligibility: Accredited schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, state or local governments, and other private or public entities that the Secretary determines are appropriate, including faith-based and community-based organizations, and tribes and tribal organizations. Preference will be given to applicants with projects that benefit rural or underserved populations, or help meet public health nursing needs in state or local health departments.

Link: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/grants/nwd.html

Note: A technical assistance webinar will be held on October 1, 2015.

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