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Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency (ANE-NPR) Program


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (


Application Deadline: Mar 4, 2019

Sponsoring Organization

Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)


Supports new and existing Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency (ANE-NPR) programs to prepare nurse practitioners (NPs) through community-based, postgraduate training that includes interprofessional, team-centered, clinical, and didactic training experiences in primary care. Funds the use and implementation of telehealth and other related technology to train and prepare advanced NPs to offer high-quality healthcare to high-need areas. Addresses health professional shortages by helping program participants secure and retain employment in rural and underserved communities.

Applicants may apply for funding under one of the following tracks, depending on applicant readiness:

  • Track 1 - Development and Start-Up: Helps applicants develop and implement a new ANE-NPR program over a period of 12 months
  • Track 2 - Enhancement and/or Expansion: Assists applicants ready to launch an active ANE-NPR program with participants, or to enhance and/or expand an existing nurse practitioner residency (NPR) program, especially in rural or underserved settings

Applicants are encouraged to address one of the following program priorities:

  • Combating opioid use disorder and mental health issues
  • Initiatives for improved care quality and delivery of value-based care
  • Workforce transformation centered on targeting needs
  • Telehealth
  • Childhood obesity
  • Maternal mortality

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling:

  • Track 1: Up to $500,000 in year 1 and up to $1,000,000 in years 2, 3, and 4
  • Track 2: Up to $1,000,000 per year

Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards:

  • Track 1: Up to 8 awards
  • Track 2: Up to 20 awards

Estimated total program funding: $20,000,000

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • Schools of nursing
  • Nurse managed health clinics/centers
  • Academic health centers
  • State or local governments
  • Other private or public nonprofit entities
  • Consortiums
  • Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations
  • Tribes and tribal organizations

Individuals and for-profit entities are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

Eligible ANE-NPR program resident must:

  • Be a licensed registered nurse within 18 months of graduate school completion from a primary care NP program and NP certification
  • Be a citizen of the U.S., a non-citizen national, or a foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.
  • Agree to be a full-time participant in the ANE-NPR program

Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible to receive ANE-NPR Program support.

Funding preference will be given to projects that will substantially benefit rural or underserved populations, or help meet public health nursing needs in state or local health departments.

Applicants should indicate in the project abstract and Attachment 7 their request for statutory funding preference based on rural, underserved, or public health nursing needs in state or local health departments.

Applicants interested in a rural funding preference can use the Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer to determine whether a county or specific address is designated as rural for this funding opportunity.

Applicants interested in an underserved funding preference can use the Find Shortage Areas by Address tool to determine whether a specific address is located in a shortage area for this funding opportunity.

Applicants interested in a public health nursing needs in state or local health departments funding preference must complete ANE Table 1, in Appendix A of the funding announcement, referring to the program's academic partner's past performance in this area.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing • Training Providers

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other relevant information can be found in the funding announcement.

Applicant frequently asked questions
Applicant technical assistance webinar recording


For additional information or technical assistance regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues:
Barbara Ellis

For programmatic or technical questions:
Debra A. Parchen, MSN, RN

Topics This Program Addresses

Education and Training • Healthcare Workforce • Mental Health • Opioids • Substance Use Disorder • Teleservices and Technology