Graduate Psychology Education

The Graduate Psychology Education Program supports training of doctoral-level psychologists to provide behavioral health care, including substance abuse prevention and treatment services, in a setting that provides integrated primary and behavioral health services to underserved and/or rural populations.

must emphasize the integration of behavioral and primary healthcare into clinical practice.

The program is designed to foster an integrated and interprofessional approach to addressing access to behavioral healthcare for underserved and/or rural populations.

Grants will be awarded to assist eligible entities in meeting the costs to develop, operate, and maintain graduate psychology doctoral programs, internships, and post-doctoral residency programs in health psychology.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.
Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Psychiatric $ 75,948   2022-07-012025-06-30
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska $ 220,857   2022-07-012025-06-30
University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston, The $ 173,566   2022-07-012025-06-30
Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey $ 450,000   2022-07-012025-06-30
The University Of South Dakota $ 449,660   2022-07-012025-06-30
Wayne State University $ 353,806   2022-07-012025-06-30
Regents Of The University Of California, San Francisco, The $ 450,000   2022-07-012025-06-30
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill $ 449,740   2022-07-012025-06-30
University Of North Dakota $ 444,605   2022-07-012025-06-30
Arizona State University $ 435,199   2022-07-012025-06-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Eligible entities are required to provide a budget, with narrative, that includes no less than sixty (60) percent of a recipient?s overall requested budget (direct and indirect costs) dedicated and distributed as stipends to trainees in practice, internships, and residencies.

Up to forty (40) percent of funding may be dedicated to (1) development or enhancement of didactic and experiential training activities in integrated and team-based care; (2) financial support for the supervision of students, interns, residents and other allowable trainee-related expenses; (3) program administration and management; and (4) data collection. Restricted Uses: Indirect costs under training awards to organizations other than State, local or American Indian tribal governments will be budgeted and reimbursed at 8 percent of modified total direct costs rather than on the basis of a negotiated rate agreement, and are not subject to upward or downward adjustment.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public or private nonprofit schools, universities, or other educational entities which provide for graduate psychology education and training or other public or private nonprofit entities capable, as determined by the Secretary, of carrying out the objectives of the project.

Eligible entities are American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited doctoral-level schools and programs of health service psychology, APA-accredited doctoral internships in professional psychology, and APA-accredited post-doctoral residency programs in practice psychology.

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if otherwise eligible.

The eligible entity must demonstrate that the training within an APA accredited psychology training school or program, internship, and post-doctoral residency program will occur in collaboration with two or more health disciplines other than psychology.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Doctoral students, doctoral interns, and post-doctoral residents receiving a stipend in the GPE Program must be in an APA-accredited program, a citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible participants.


Applicants should review the individual HRSA Notice of Funding Opportunity issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted with an application package. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through All eligible, qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions. Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Award.

Award Procedures

Notification of award is made in writing (electronic) through a Notice of Award.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Sections 750 and 756 (a)(2) of the Public Health Service Act (USC 42 USC §§ 294; 294e-1).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 120-180 days after receipt of applications.


Not Applicable.


Depending on Agency priorities and availability of funding, during the final budget year of the approved project period competing continuation applications may be solicited from interested applicants.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. The recipient must agree to maintain non-federal funding for grant activities at a level which is not less than expenditures for such activities during the fiscal year prior to receiving the award.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

This funding opportunity provides support for a 3-year project period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipients draw down funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS), the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.

Post Assistance Requirements


Both program and financial reports are required.The recipient will be required to submit annual performance and progress reports.

Cash reports are not applicable.

A Federal Financial Report (SF-425) is required according to the schedule in HRSA?s Application Guide.

A final report is due within 90 days after the project period ends.

If applicable, the recipient must submit a Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428) and any related forms within 90 days after the project period ends.

New awards (?Type 1?) issued under this notice of funding opportunity are subject to the reporting requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006 (Pub.


109?282), as amended by section 6202 of Public Law 110?252, and implemented by 2 CFR Part 170.

Grant and cooperative agreement recipients must report information for each first-tier subaward of $25,000 or more in federal funds and executive total compensation for the recipient?s and subrecipient?s five most highly compensated executives as outlined in Appendix A to 2 CFR Part 170 (The FFATA details are available online at

Competing continuation recipients may be subject to this requirement and will be so notified in the Notice of Award.

No expenditure reports are required.

No performance monitoring is required.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


Recipients are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the date they submit the Federal Financial Report (FFR). If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $7,900,000; FY 17 est $7,935,343; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY 16: Range: $47,213 - $350,000. Average: $249,057 FY17: Range: $47,213 - $350,000; Average $255,507.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

All administrative and audit requirements and the cost principles that govern Federal monies associated with this activity will be subject to the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 as codified by HHS at 45 CFR 75. HRSA awards are also subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Cynthia Harne 5600 Fishers Lane Parklawn Building Room 11N138, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: Phone: 301-443-7661

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Procedures for assessing the technical merit of grant applications have been instituted to provide an objective review of applications and to assist the applicant in understanding the standards against which each application will be judged. Critical indicators have been developed for each review criterion to assist the applicant in presenting pertinent information related to that criterion and to provide the reviewer with a standard for evaluation. Competing applications are reviewed by nonfederal expert consultant(s) for technical merit recommendations. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated against the following criteria: :(1) Purpose and Need; (2) Response to Program Purpose; (3) Impact; (4) Organizational Information, Resources, and Capabilities, and (5) Support Requested. See the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity for detailed selection criteria.

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