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Maternity Care Nursing Workforce Expansion (MatCare) Program

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: 93.247
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jul 14, 2023

For programmatic or technical questions:

Courtney McRae

Tolu Apaloo

For grants management or budget questions:
Timothy P. Coyle
301.443.4243 contact center:
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This program (MatCare) offers grants to provide support to accredited nurse midwifery programs to train nurse midwives through trainee scholarships, stipends, curriculum enhancement, and community-based training. The program is designed to grow and diversify the maternal and perinatal health nursing workforce that are prepared to address and reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in rural, tribal, and underserved urban communities.

Program goals:

  • Increase the number of Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) and diversify the maternal and perinatal health nursing workforce
  • Enhance maternal health training to better address maternal mental health, maternal mortality, and morbidity risk factors
  • Strengthen community-based training partnerships

Eligible applicants include:

  • Accredited schools of nursing
  • Nursing centers
  • Academic health centers
  • State and local governments
  • Other public and private nonprofit entities determined appropriate by the Secretary, such as HRSA- supported health centers and Rural Health Clinics
  • Domestic community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations, if otherwise eligible
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 8
Estimated total program funding: $8,000,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Health workforce education and training · Maternal health and prenatal care · Mortality · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses

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