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Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Mobile Health Training Program (NEPQR-MHTP)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.359
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 22, 2022

For programmatic or technical questions:
Michelle U. Osborne, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

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


This program provides funding to expand experiential training opportunities for nurses by establishing nurse-led mobile health training sites. The purpose of the program is to enhance the capacity of nursing students to address social determinants of health and improve health equity and literacy for vulnerable populations in rural and underserved areas.

Program goals include:

  • Establish or expand nurse-led mobile units to provide care to the target populations
  • Expand the nursing workforce by creating experiential learning opportunities emphasizing nursing skills and care delivery in rural and underserved communities
  • Provide didactic nursing education geared toward delivery of culturally competent care, addressing social determinants of health, and development of leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills in a technologically innovative and collaborative practice environment
  • Foster a community-based learning environment which mentors nursing students to identify and implement evidence-based best practices in rural and medically underserved communities
  • Increase the diversity of the nursing workforce by recruiting and supporting students and faculty from diverse populations, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities

Additional information regarding program objectives, requirements, and expectations can be found in the program guidance.

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

  • COVID-19
  • Environment/climate change related health disparities/equity
  • Equity in HHS service delivery (racial, LGBTQ)
  • Reproductive health/family planning/teen pregnancy initiatives
  • Refugee/immigration/unaccompanied children
  • Maternal Health
  • Mental Health
  • Substance use disorders/Opioids

Eligible applicants are accredited schools of nursing, health care facilities, including Federally Qualified Health Centers or nurse-managed health clinics, or a partnership of such schools and facilities. Tribes and tribal organizations may apply if otherwise eligible.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000 per year
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 35
Estimated total program funding: $35,000,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Access · Culture and cultural competency · Environmental health · Health disparities · Health literacy · Health workforce education and training · Infectious diseases · Maternal health and prenatal care · Mental health · Mobile and episodic healthcare delivery · Nurses · Sexual and reproductive health · Social determinants of health · Substance use and misuse · Telehealth

Organizations (3)

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