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Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency Integration Program (ANE-NPRIP)


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Application Deadline: Jun 8, 2020

Sponsoring Organization

Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)


Awards funding to expand or enhance accredited 12-month nurse practitioner (NP) residency programs that prepare new primary care or behavioral health NPs to work in integrated, community-based settings. Aims to increase the number of practicing NPs, with a specific focus on placing qualified NPs in rural and underserved areas. Funding supports the following NP education and training specialties:

  • Family
  • Adult-gerontology
  • Pediatric
  • Women's healthcare
  • Nurse midwife
  • Psychiatric-mental health

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

  • Ending the opioid addiction and overdose crisis
  • Mental healthcare access and quality
  • Initiatives to improve the quality and delivery of value-based healthcare services
  • Workforce transformation centered on targeting needs
  • Telehealth
  • Childhood obesity
  • Maternal mortality
  • Ending the HIV epidemic

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $5,000,000

Award amounts are based on the number of NPs supported in the residency program. A maximum of $100,000 per NP resident per year may be awarded. Programs must train a minimum of 4 NPs annually but may not exceed a maximum of 10 NP residents in the program each year.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • Accredited schools of nursing
  • Nurse-managed health clinics/centers
  • Academic health centers
  • State or local governments
  • Other public or private nonprofit entities
  • Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs)
  • Federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations, if otherwise eligible
  • Community-based and faith-based organizations, if otherwise eligible
  • Consortiums of eligible entities

To be eligible, an organization's nurse practitioner (NP) residency program must be accredited by a recognized, professional NP accreditation organization, or be in the process of accreditation.

Eligible ANE-NPRIP program residents must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals or permanent residents who:

  • Are graduates from a primary care or behavioral health NP program with an NP certification
  • Have been licensed and certified no longer than 18 months before the start of the residency program
  • Agree to be a full-time participant in the ANE-NPRIP program; NPs enrolled in a master's or doctoral program at the start of the NP residency are not eligible

Funding preference will be given to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), as well as 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 10 their request for statutory funding preference based on their FQHC status or based on rural, underserved, or public health nursing needs in state or local health departments.

In order to receive a FQHC funding preference, applicants must specify their FQHC status in the application.

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 demonstrate how NP graduates will meet this need, either with a signed letter from the organization or through other forms of documentation.

Current fiscal year 2019 Advance Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency (ANE-NPR) grantees with psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNPs) as part of their current program are not eligible if they have two or more of the following attributes:

  • Behavioral health specialty rotations
  • Interdisciplinary team members that include certified and licensed psychiatric mental health providers (PMHNPs and psychiatrists) or licensed behavioral health providers
  • Education that includes certified and licensed psychiatric mental health providers (PMHNPs and psychiatrists) or licensed behavioral health providers

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • Training Providers

Application Process

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

Applicant frequently asked questions


For programmatic or technical questions:
Debra Parchen

For grants management or budget questions:
Barbara Ellis

Topics This Program Addresses

Healthcare Workforce • Mental Health • Substance Use Disorder