HRSA eNews: March 2024, Volume 2

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March 21, 2024

Biden-Harris Administration Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Tackles Youth Mental Health Crisis, Maternity Care Deserts, Gaps in Access to Primary Care

Administrator Johnson and HRSA leaders 2025 budget panel youth mental health crisis etc

Budget also supports rural opioid treatment and recovery initiative, growing the health care workforce, and modernizing the organ transplant system

The President’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget proposal for the Health Resources and Services Administration addresses head-on many of the most pressing health care challenges facing American families. Read the full press release.

Review the FY 2025 Congressional Budget Justification

Match Day at Meharry Medical School


HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson joined students and faculty at the Meharry Medical School, a historic HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), for their National Resident Matching Program Match Day Ceremony to highlight how HRSA’s programs support new physicians and expand the health care workforce.

In her remarks to the new residents, Administrator Johnson emphasized how HRSA grants and programs play a vital role in expanding the health care workforce and ensuring all communities have access to quality care.

National Health Service Corps Provides More in 2024


Are you a clinician looking for ways to pay off your student loans? Now is the time to apply for one of our National Health Service Corps (NHSC) loan repayment programs

This year’s programs are offering increased funding for eligible clinicians, including an increase of 50% in the two-year NHSC Loan Repayment Program award amount (increased to $75,000) for full-time primary care participants.

HRSA is also addressing language-access barriers to health care with a $5,000 award enhancement to providers who provide Spanish-speaking services in direct care to patients with limited English-speaking skills. The award is available to eligible applicants in all three loan repayment programs and is in addition to the maximum award amounts.

The application closes on Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET.  

Now Available: New Analysis of School Readiness Among U.S. Children


HRSA invites you to review a newly published study that looks at the factors impacting children’s readiness for school. Using revised measures from the HRSA National Survey of Children’s Health 2022 data set, authors concluded that over two-thirds of young children are healthy and ready to learn, but there were significant differences across the areas measured.

We encourage our partners to check out the new analysis published by HRSA colleagues in Academic Pediatrics and use the data to understand the strengths, needs, and gaps in services for our nation's children.

HRSA Funding in the Community

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  • National Nutrition Month  
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 
  • National Poison Prevention Week (17-23) 
  • National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (18-24)

Funding Opportunities


Bureau of Health Workforce

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act Program - apply by May 2

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program - apply by April 16

Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program – Emergency Medical Services Supplement - apply by April 26

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Impact - apply by May 6


Supporting People with HIV as Leaders in HIV Systems of Care - apply by April 1

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Capacity Development Program - apply by April 16

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

State Maternal Health Innovation - apply by April 2

Autism Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (Autism FIRST) - apply by April 3

Office for the Advancement of Telehealth

Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Evidence Based Telehealth Network Program (EB-TNP) - apply by March 22

Licensure Portability Grant Program - apply by April 8

Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs

National Organizations of State and Local Officials (NOSLO): State Health Services and Financing - apply by May 23

View All Funding Opportunities