HRSA eNews: March 2023, Volume 2

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March 16, 2023

FY 2024 HRSA Budget

FY 2024 Budget Rollout HHS Press Conference featuring Secretary Becerra and leaders

Last week, the Biden-Harris Administration released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2024. HRSA’s budget request includes $15.9 billion to support the Agency’s vital work to expand access to health care services in the communities that need them most; grow, diversify, and promote the well-being of the health workforce; reduce maternal mortality; invest in rural health; and increase access to behavioral health care.

HRSA Awards Emergency Funding for Community Health Center Supporting East Palestine, Ohio Residents

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HRSA awarded $250,000 in emergency funding to Community Action Agency of Columbiana County, a HRSA-funded health center in Lisbon, Ohio, helping to support emergency response efforts and follow-up care for people affected by the East Palestine train derailment. This funding will support key response activities, including direct health care services, patient screenings, outreach, and enrollment.

Read the release.

HRSA Announces the Availability of $25 Million to Expand Primary Care Services – Including Mental Health – in Schools

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HRSA announced the availability of approximately $25 million to expand primary health care, including mental health services, in schools. For the first time, applicants will be required to add or expand mental health services to receive school-based funding. HRSA-funded health centers currently operate more than 3,400 school-based service sites in schools across the country.

Read the release.

White House’s Cancer Moonshot Colorectal Cancer Forum


Associate Administrator for the Bureau of Primary Health Care Jim Macrae participated in a White House event marking Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month on addressing health disparities. The Bureau’s Advancing Cancer Screening program provides grants to health centers to increase access to cancer screening and referrals for care for underserved populations in close partnership or coordination with National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Centers. These activities include deploying outreach specialists and patient navigators for populations served by health centers.

Watch the recording.        

NHSC Scholarship Program Application Open

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Our 2023 National Health Service Corps Scholarship (NHSC) Program application cycle is now open! Eligible primary care medical, dental, nursing and behavioral health students interested in practicing in high-need communities can receive payment for tuition, fees, and other reasonable educational costs as well as a monthly stipend for living expenses. After completion of their health professions’ program and any approved postgraduate training, providers serve at least two years at NHSC-approved sites in underserved rural, urban, and tribal communities. Funding is available for up to four years. Applications are due Thursday, April 27, 7:30 p.m. ET.

Learn more about the NHSC Scholarship Program and how to apply.

A Healthy Mouth for Every Body


HRSA’s new oral health literacy and education campaign, A Healthy Mouth for Every Body, highlights the importance of taking care of one’s oral health at home and seeing a dentist regularly for checkups. From quick tips to patient education tools, the campaign has resources to help everyone protect their mouths and live well at any age. Explore the oral health resources today.

Advancing Health Equity Among Hispanic/Latino Populations


HRSA’s Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs invites you to the 2nd session in the Advancing Health Equity among Hispanic/Latino Populations webinar series. The webinar, Overcoming Adversity and Fostering the Mental Health of Hispanic/Latino Youth and their Families, will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 1-2:30 p.m. ET.

Presenters will discuss the importance of integrated care, trauma-informed care, and cultural competence when providing mental health services to this population.

Register for the webinar. The webinar will be broadcast in Spanish with live language interpretation in English.

Patient-Centered Medical Home Health Equity Technical Assistance Symposium

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Our Bureau of Primary Health Care invites you to register for its upcoming symposium on Wednesday, March 29, and Thursday, March 30, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ET. Participants will hear about and discuss best practices and lessons learned from health centers and experts in the fields of health equity, quality improvement, and accreditation/recognition.

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  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Poison Prevention Week (19-25)
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (10)
  • National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (20)
  • National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (20-26)

Funding Opportunities

Health Workforce

Integrated Substance Use Disorder Training Program (ISTP) - apply by March 21

Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program - apply by April 7

Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship (ANE-NPRF) Program - apply by April 11

National Health Service Corps Three Loan Repayment Programs - apply by April 25

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR)-Pathway to Registered Nurse Program (PRNP) - apply by April 27

Nurse Faculty Loan Program - apply by May 1

Health Centers

Fiscal Year 2023 Early Childhood Development - apply by March 17

Fiscal Year 2023 School-Based Service Expansion - apply by March 31

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Delta States Rural Development Network Program - apply by March 22

Office of Federal Assistance Management

Community Project Funding / Congressionally Directed Spending (CPF/CDS): Non-Construction Projects - apply by June 1

Community Project Funding / Congressionally Directed Spending (CPF/CDS): Facilities and/or Equipment (“Construction”) Projects - apply by June 1


Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Early Intervention Services Program: New Geographic Service Areas - apply by April 3

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B States/Territories Supplemental Grant Program - apply by April 20

Maternal and Child Health

Life Course Translational Research Network (LCT-RN) - apply by April 10

Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) - apply by April 11

Comprehensive Systems Integration for Adolescent and Young Adult Health - apply by April 11

Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Technical Assistance Center - apply by May 9

Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Capacity - apply by May 9

Integrated Maternal Health Services  -apply by May 24

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