New HRSA Grant: Health Workforce Research Center

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) has released the 2015 Health Workforce Research Center Funding Opportunity Announcement.

BHW has partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through an interagency agreement to fund a Health Workforce Research Center that will focus on topics related to the behavioral health care workforce in the U.S., including professionals and paraprofessionals who provide substance abuse prevention, substance abuse treatment, and/or mental health services. When substantively appropriate, the HWRC will have an additional focus on the behavioral health care workforce in underserved areas and communities, diversity in the behavioral health care workforce, and team-based care in behavioral health.

Eligible applicants include states, state workforce investment boards, public health or health professions schools, and appropriate public or private nonprofit entities.

HRSA will award one cooperative agreement grant totaling $900,000 annually for a three-year project period (September 1, 2015, through August 31, 2018). The deadline for applications is July 23, 2015.

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