[Limited_submission_opps] Limited - Global Nurse Capacity Building
Program - HRSA-12-123
Rathbun, Diane Christine
diane.rathbun at wsu.edu
Thu Aug 25 16:58:38 PDT 2011
**Short turn-around time**
This limited submission funding opportunity (detail below) is posted on the Informer at: http://informer.ogrd.wsu.edu/Opportunity.aspx?ID=8199 . All instructions for this limited submission pre-proposal can be found at this site. Please pass this opportunity on to interested faculty and encourage their participation.
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Global Nurse Capacity Building Program - HRSA-12-123
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Funding will be provided in the form of a cooperative agreement. This program expects to provide funding for Federal fiscal years 2012 - 2017. Approximately $6,500,000 - $8,500,000 is expected to be available annually from 2012 - 2015 (3 years) and $500,000 annually from 2015 - 2017 (2 years) to fund one grantee. All of these funds are Central funds, which are monies that are allocated at OGAC for this cooperative agreement. In each of the first three funding years, $6-8 Million will be used towards the continuation of NEPI activities. Approximately $1,200,000 - $2,000,000 of the $6-8 Million will support the work and activities of the Program or grantee, while the remainder of the funds will be given to selected nursing and midwifery institutions. Each of the six NEPI countries will receive $700,000 - $1,000,000 annually. These amounts will be divided among the three to six nursing schools in each country. Funding of $500,000 annually from 2012 - 2017 will be used towards development and implementation of the general nursing training, retention and institutional capacity building program. The amounts noted may be supplemented through Country Operational Plan (COP) funding, and other Central funds. The total period of support is expected to be five years. Funding beyond the first year is dependent on the availability of appropriated funds for the NCBP in subsequent fiscal years, grantee satisfactory performance, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal government. Applications that exceed $8,500,000 annual budget will not be considered for funding under this announcement. No cost sharing is required.
Eligible applicants include U.S.-based public and private nonprofit entities, including nursing training institutions and nursing or other professional organizations. Tribes and tribal organizations are eligible to apply for these grants. Faith-based and community-based organizations are eligible to apply for these funds.
The applicant must demonstrate: - A history of activities and expertise in nursing and midwifery workforce development in low-resource country settings with particular attention to pre-service training, in all of the following areas:
* National and local government capacity development and reform
* Institutional capacity building that includes curricula development and faculty development
* Regulatory bodies and policy revision and development - Organizational capacity to scale up 6-12 countries over a six-month time period while attending to the Cooperative Agreement's goals and objectives, as described (six countries with the general nurse capacity building activities, six countries with NEPI). Applicants shall demonstrate organizational capacity that includes:
* An explicit, feasible plan for monitoring and evaluation that focuses on both PEPFAR indicators and internal quality improvement. The plan should be clearly tied to outcomes and targets.
* A plan for integration of activities with other ongoing USG activities. - A history of or strong capacity for partnering with Local/Regional organizations, including * An established relationship or an ability to effectively form a relationship with both the USG in-country teams as well as the Ministries of Health in countries of implementation.
* A plan involving the development of a local nursing institution's organizational capacity (Technical, Administrative and Fiscal) and shifting the responsibilities of coordination and technical assistance activities to the local partner(s).
Angola; Asia; Botswana; Cambodia; Caribbean; Central America; China; Congo, Democratic Republic of; Cote d'Ivoire; Dominican Republic; Ethiopia; Ghana; Guyana; Haiti; Indonesia; Kenya; Lesotho; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Russia; Rwanda; South Africa; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania; Thailand; Uganda; Ukraine; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe
This notice announces the availability of funds for a five-year cooperative agreement for a Nursing Capacity Building Program (NCBP) under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The NCBP aims to strengthen the quality and capacity of nursing and midwifery education systems, and develop HIV/AIDS nurse training and institutional capacity building programs in a minimum of twelve countries severely affected by HIV/AIDS. The awarded organization will work with the in-country U.S. Government officials and Ministries of Health to access additional programmatic funds through the PEPFAR Country Operational Plans (COPs).
The goals of the NCBP are to:
1) Improve the production, quality, and relevance of nurses and midwives to address essential population-based health care needs, including HIV and other life threatening conditions, in low resource settings. Activities will build capacity of government and educational institutes for the purpose of strengthening nursing systems.
2) Identify, evaluate and disseminate innovative models and practices that are generalizable for the national scale-up of nurse and midwife training programs at the national level in low resource settings. This will be achieved through the activities of the NCBP's NEPI Coordinating Center, which will facilitate country ownership and participation, analyze and communicate the effect of a diversity of interventions, and offer support to national pre-service nursing studies.
3) Develop and foster partnerships with one or more local and regional nurse/midwife affiliated institutions and organizations to assist in the provision of both technical and capacity building support as described in this FOA. The aim of this relationship will be for the (indigenous) local or regional partner(s) to be able to execute some or all of the activities in this FOA. The local partner will develop strong technical capacity and be able to provide technical assistance.
This Cooperative Agreement is made up of two sub-projects. The first is a broad, nurse capacity building project which addresses a range of nursing issues and has flexibility in addressing multi-sectoral, national and local nursing issues. There will be a minimum of six countries of implementation for the first, general nurse capacity building program. For this first sub-project, start up in a country may be supported by Central funds, but ongoing activities will be funded through PEPFAR Country Operational Plans, and negotiated between the Implementing Partner/NCBP grantee, HRSA, in-country USG, and national stakeholders. The second sub-project is NEPI, which focuses on improving the quality and quantity of nurse graduates in six countries through the strengthening of nursing educational institutions. For this sub-project, non-pre-service interventions must have a clear link to supporting key objectives and are part of the MOH/NEPI operational plan. NEPI activities will be centrally funded, with additional support from the USG's Country Operational Plan. Applications should integrate the activities and funding request of both sub-projects and demonstrate technical and organizational capacity to expertly and efficiently execute both.
Countries of Implementation: The NCBP will be implemented in a minimum of 12 countries. The first six of the 12 countries will be part of the general nurse capacity building sub-project, and may occur in any PEPFAR country. Applications will describe and propose a minimum of six countries for general HIV/AIDS nurse capacity building program implementation, describing a rationale for the selection, and demonstrating a history of capacity building in five of the six. It is important to note that applications will propose countries of implementation. The implementing countries are not finalized until the cooperative agreement award has been made, and all involved USG agencies, including OGAC, approve the implementing countries and proposed activities. Applications may propose more than six countries, with a final six to be determined after the award, but should ensure that all are well described, and that the required support from USG in-country is met. The second six of the 12 countries will focus on pre-service nursing and/or midwifery education in: Zambia, Lesotho, Malawi, Ethiopia and the next two NEPI countries, which are currently being selected by the NEPI partners. Applicants should describe their history of experience in building human capacity in Zambia, Lesotho, Malawi and Ethiopia. The PEPFAR countries are Angola, Botswana, Cambodia, Caribbean Regional, Central America Regional, Central Asia Regional, China, C te d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. CFDA 93.266
AIDS; AIDS Therapy; HIV; HIV Prevention; Midwifery; Nursing; Nursing Education
Collaboration or Cooperative Agreement; Program or Curriculum Development or Provision
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