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Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program(CGEP) - (CGEP) - #93.265

Grants to develop and implement, in coordination with programs under section 753, programs and initiatives to train and educate individuals in providing geriatric care for the elderly. Grants may be used to: Provide training to individuals who will provide geriatric care for the elderly; develop and disseminate curricula relating to the treatment of the health problems of elderly individuals; train faculty members in geriatrics; or provide continuing education to individuals who provide geriatric care; or establish traineeships for individuals who are preparing for advanced education nursing degrees in geriatric nursing, long-term care, gero-psychiatric nursing or other nursing areas that specialize in the care for the elderly population. Funds may be used for salaries of personnel specifically employed for the project; consultant fees; supplies and equipment necessary to conduct the project; essential personnel travel expenses and other expenses related to the project. Restricted uses: Indirect costs are allowed for administrative costs incurred as a result of the project, limited to eight percent of direct costs. Trainee expenses are not allowed.

Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of peer reviewers using the following criteria: A clearly stated project purpose; a documented need for the proposed project; the potential effectiveness of the proposed project; a clearly articulated project plan including evaluation of project objectives; a plan for addressing diversity and cultural competence; a comprehensive plan for project management; the reasonableness of the budget and fiscal plan; the presence of established and/or planned linkages with relevant entities.

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