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Nursing Workforce Diversity Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.178
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 19, 2021

For programmatic or technical questions:
LT Renee Nwankwo MPH, BSN, RN

For grants management or budget questions:
G. Sapphire Marc-Harris, MEd


The Nursing Workforce Diversity Program provides funding to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds in becoming registered nurses using evidence-based strategies to support nursing students from enrollment through graduation. The approach should include an assessment of the social determinants that impede the educational success of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, identification of the needs of these students, and implementation of tailored, evidence-based strategies to address their identified social determinants and multi-faceted needs. The purpose is to expand and support a workforce to provide quality, culturally-aligned care to rural and underserved communities in need.

Applicants are encouraged to select and address one of the agency's clinical priorities:

  • Transforming the workforce by targeting the need
  • Strengthening healthcare access through telehealth
  • Preventing and reducing childhood obesity
  • Preventing and reducing maternal mortality
  • Ending the HIV epidemic

Eligible applicants include:

  • Accredited schools of nursing
  • Nursing centers
  • Academic health centers
  • State and local governments
  • Tribes and tribal organizations
  • Private and public nonprofit entities including eligible faith-based and community-based organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated award amount: $555,000 per year
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 29
Estimated total program funding: $16,100,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Culture and cultural competency · HIV and AIDS · Health workforce education and training · Maternal health and prenatal care · Nurses · Obesity and weight control · Social determinants of health · Telehealth

Organizations (3)

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