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Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program(CGEP)

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This federal aid program is managed by:

Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services


To train and educate nursing personnel in providing geriatric care for the elderly.

Funding obligations:

(Project Grants) FY 09 $4,163,057; FY 10 est $4,567,000; FY 11 est $4,567,000

Uses and Use Restrictions:

Grants to develop and implement, in coordination with programs under section 753, programs and initiatives to train and educate individuals in providing geriatric care for the elderly. Grants may be used to: Provide training to individuals who will provide geriatric care for the elderly; develop and disseminate curricula relating to the treatment of the health problems of elderly individuals; train faculty members in geriatrics; or provide continuing education to individuals who provide geriatric care; or establish traineeships for individuals who are preparing for advanced education nursing degrees in geriatric nursing, long-term care, gero-psychiatric nursing or other nursing areas that specialize in the care for the elderly population. Funds may be used for salaries of personnel specifically employed for the project; consultant fees; supplies and equipment necessary to conduct the project; essential personnel travel expenses and other expenses related to the project. Restricted uses: Indirect costs are allowed for administrative costs incurred as a result of the project, limited to eight percent of direct costs. Trainee expenses are not allowed.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Not Applicable.

Program Accomplishments:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Types of Assistance:


Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

(FY 2009) $148,000 - $172,800.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Project periods are for 3 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantees drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.

Applicant Eligibility:

Eligible applicants are schools of nursing, academic health centers, a health care facility, a program leading to certification as a certified nurse assistant, a partnership of such a school and facility, or a partnership of such a program and facility, other appropriate public or private nonprofit entities; and for-profit entities capable of carrying out the legislative purpose.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Training is for nursing personnel who provide, or will provide, care for the elderly and faculty members.

Award Procedure:

Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Award.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

Carol Corbie 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9-36, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone: (301) 443-7762

Website Address:

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