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Public Health Traineeships - #93.964

Grant funds may be used only to support students enrolled in grant-eligible graduate programs for severe shortage public health professions. Students pursuing joint degrees such as the MPH/MD, MPH/MSN, MPH/MSA, etc., are eligible for traineeship support for completion of their public health degree only. Funding may not be sought for courses or other expenses related to their non-public health degree curriculum. Funding may not be used to support residency requirements. Traineeship expenditures are limited to payment of stipends, tuition and fees in accordance with the institution's established rates, and a transportation allowance on an individual trainee basis when prior approval has been obtained from the Grants Management Officer. Grantees may not spend grant funds for sectarian instruction or for any religious purpose. Use of traineeship funds for indirect cost (overhead) of the trainee institution is not authorized.

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.

After staff review, funds are awarded on a formula basis among the eligible applicant schools of public health and other accredited public or private nonprofit institutions based on the number of students preparing to enter occupations for which there exist severe shortages.

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