Area Health Education Centers Grants

Federal Agency: Department of Health and Human Service CFDA 93.107

 

Area Health Education Centers Program Objectives

The Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program enhances access to high quality, culturally competent health care through academic-community partnerships. The goal of the AHEC Program is threefold: (1) to prepare a diverse, culturally-competent primary care workforce representative of the communities served; (2) to improve health workforce distribution through the nation, particularly among rural and underserved areas and population; and (3) to develop and maintain a healthcare workforce that is prepared to deliver high-quality care in a transforming healthcare delivery system with emphasis on rural and underserved areas and communities.

Area Health Education Centers Financial Assistance

Cooperative Agreements Total Awards:

FY 2018 est. – $36,121,238

FY 2017 est. – $28,465,186

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY 2018 Est. $206,000-$1,662,000; Average Award: $596,323. FY 2017 actual $206,000-$1,411,968; Average Award: $587,474. FY 2016 actual $105,438-$1,265,256 ; Average Award: $542,928.

Who Can Apply for Area Health Education Centers Grants?

  • State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals),
  • Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals),
  • U.S. Territories and possessions (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals),
  • Private nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals).

Who Can Benefit from Area Health Education Centers Program?

Private nonprofit institution/organization, Public nonprofit institution/organization. 

Beneficiaries include a full range of trainees: high school students from underrepresented minority populations or from disadvantaged or rural backgrounds, health professions students, faculty, and practitioners.

Area Health Education Centers – 93.107

Contact Information

Lorener Brayboy, Project Officer, Health Careers Pipeline Branch,
Division of Health Careers and Financial Support, Bureau of Health Workforce,
Health Resources and Services Administration,
Department of Health and Human Services,
5600 Fishers Lane, Parklawn Building,
Rockville , MD 20857
LBrayboy@hrsa.gov
(301) 945-9383
Full info on Area Health Education Centers Program:
https://bhw.hrsa.gov/grants/healthcareers

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