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Health Professional Clinical Training Expansion Grant Program

Grants to Minnesota Educational
Programs to Train Health Professionals

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Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC)

Deadline Date:

04/19/19 3:00 PM CST Receipt


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Grants to Minnesota educational programs to provide health professionals with clinical training. Funding is intended for the planning and creation of new programs or for the expansion and implementation of existing training programs. Qualifying programs include the following specialties: mental health professionals, physician assistants; pharmacists; advanced practice registered nurses, and dental therapists and advanced dental therapists. Applicants are encouraged to focus on shorter-term, targeted planning and training projects with clear goals and objectives, rather than longer-term projects.

The Health Professionals Clinical Training Expansion Grant seeks to expand Minnesota’s health care workforce by establishing and expanding clinical training opportunities for students throughout Minnesota. Clinical training is a necessary component of health professional education, but capacity for clinical training is limited, and barriers to expansion exist.

Grant funds awarded may only be spent to cover the cost of:
- Establishing or expanding clinical training for physician assistants, advanced practice registered nurses, pharmacists, dental therapists, advanced dental therapists, and mental health professionals in Minnesota;
- Recruitment, training, and retention of students and faculty;
- Connecting students with appropriate clinical training sites, internships, practicums, or externship activities;
- Travel and lodging for students;
- Faculty, student, and preceptor salaries, incentives, or other financial support;
- Development and implementation of cultural competency training;
- Evaluations;
- Training site improvements, fees, equipment, and supplies required to establish, maintain, or expand a physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, pharmacy, dental therapy, or mental health professional training program; and
- Supporting clinical education in which trainees are part of a primary care team model.

For information on program and health equity priorities, see the RFP:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182314

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Four to eight awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible clinical training programs may receive up to $75,000 for planning projects and up to $300,000 for training projects over a period of up to three-years.

The maximum possible award for each grant will be $150,000 in year 1, $100,000 in year 2, and $50,000 in year 3.

However, due to limited available funds, it is unlikely any program will receive the maximum amount available for training projects.

Term of Contract:

Grants may be awarded for up to three years. For selected grantees, the anticipated date of the contract is June 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are programs that are located in Minnesota; and

Provide clinical training for students in the following health professions:
- Advanced practice registered nurses;
- Dental therapists and advanced dental therapists;
- Mental health professionals, as defined under Minnesota Statute 245.462, Subdivision 18;
- Pharmacists, or;
- Physician assistants, and

Train or propose to train students primarily within Minnesota; and

Can demonstrate accreditation and compliance with the following accrediting bodies:
- For advanced practice nurse programs, current accreditation as a master's, doctoral, or postgraduate level advanced practice registered nurse program by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, or evidence that the program is a candidate for accreditation;
- For dental therapy and advanced dental therapy programs, Commission on Dental Accreditation, or approval by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry;
- For mental health professional programs, current accreditation by the appropriate accrediting body for clinical social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, or licensed professional clinical counseling, or evidence that the program is a candidate for accreditation;
- For pharmacy programs, current accreditation as a doctor of pharmacy program by the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education;
- For physician assistant programs, current accreditation as a physician assistant program by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, or is a candidate for accreditation.

Ineligible expenses include but are not limited to:
- Fundraising;
- Taxes, except sales tax on goods and services;
- Lobbyists, political contributions;
- Bad debts, late payment fees, finance charges, or contingency funds;
- Supplanting existing program funds;
- Funding activities supported by other state grants, such as Medical Education and
Research Costs (MERC) funding;
- Supporting administrative costs not directly related to clinical training, or obtaining accreditation.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be received by MDH no later than 3:00 p.m. Central Time, on April 19, 2019.

Please submit questions no later than 12:00 p.m. Central Time, on April 5, 2019. Answers will be posted within five business days.

Grand distribution will be announced May 17, 2019. Grant agreements begin (estimated) June 1, 2019.

Programs are eligible to receive only one grant at a time.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be submitted in person, mail, or email to:

Courier Address:
Golden Rule Building
85 E. 7th Place, Suite 220
St. Paul, MN 55101

Mailing Address:
Minnesota Department of Health
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

Will Wilson

phone: 651-201-3842

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota