Funding

Grant Opportunity: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care

December 5, 2018

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for a grant competition under the Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE): Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Program (IBHPC).

The purpose of the PCTE: IBHPC program is “to fund innovative training programs that integrate behavioral health care into primary care, particularly in rural and underserved settings with a special emphasis on the treatment of opioid use disorder.”

HRSA anticipates awarding up to 10 grants annually with $4 million total being awarded each year for five years. HRSA estimates that single projects will be funded at a level of up to $250,000 annually, while collaborative projects will be funded at a level of up to $400,000 annually.

In addition to PA programs, eligible lead applicants for this opportunity include schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine, accredited public or nonprofit private hospitals, and public or nonprofit private entities determined by HRSA to be capable of carrying out the grants.

Applications for this funding opportunity are due to HRSA by January 28. To aid interested programs in the application process, HRSA will be hosting a technical assistance webinar on Tuesday, December 11 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET. Members with questions about applying for this funding opportunity should contact Tyler Smith at tsmith@PAEAonline.org or Nancy Douglas Kersellius at ndouglas@hrsa.gov.