Public Health Training Centers Program

The purpose of the Regional PHTC program is to improve the Nation's public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial and leadership competencies of the current and future public health workforce through the provision of education,
training and consultation services.

The Regional PHTC Programs together comprise a national program that serves all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S.

Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the six U.S.

Pacific Jurisdictions.

Ten regions are funded to ensure that the U.S.

and its jurisdictions all have access to public health workforce education and training.

The work of the Regional PHTCs will be accomplished through the provision of education, training, and consultation to State, local, and Tribal health department staff as a primary audience, particularly frontline public health workers and middle managers.

The secondary audience includes staff from other parts of the public health system such as non-profit organizations, federally qualified health centers, accountable care organizations, and hospitals, among others.

The NCCPHT provides technical assistance and oversight to the Regional Public Health Training Centers to enhance their capacity and infrastructure.

Among other activities, the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training will develop a formal network across all regional centers, coordinate activities and enhance collaboration across the network, develop and implement a communications strategy to expand the reach of the Regional centers nationally, and lead the standardization and vetting of public health core competency continuing education courses across all regional centers.

The NCCPHT will work with the Regional PHTCs to achieve economies of scale and reduce duplication of all training, including the development of cross-cutting course content.

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.

Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Iowa, The $ 3,071,214   2018-07-012026-06-30
University Of Arizona $ 4,055,574   2018-07-012026-06-30
Trustees Of Boston University $ 3,701,204   2018-07-012026-06-30
Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York, The $ 3,071,214   2018-07-012026-06-30
Emory University $ 4,350,882   2018-07-012026-06-30
University Of Pittsburgh, The $ 3,651,273   2018-07-012026-06-30
Administrators Of The Tulane Educational Fund, The $ 3,365,895   2018-07-012026-06-30
Regents Of The University Of Colorado, The $ 3,700,570   2018-07-012026-06-30
University Of Washington $ 3,071,214   2018-07-012026-06-30
Regents Of The University Of Michigan $ 3,701,204   2018-07-012026-06-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant funds may support salaries, stipends, consultant costs, equipment, and travel as requested to develop and implement the program.

Grant funds may not be used for construction, patient services, student tuition or international activities unless associated with a recognized territorial awardee.

Grant funds may not be used to supplant training and education activities which should be provided as part of the mission of the awardee or sub-awardee institution.

In addition, grant funds are not intended to supplant funds for educational efforts which should be supported by nonprofit private industry or other public agencies.

Applicants are expected to leverage their resources to create enhanced training opportunities through partnerships and collaboration.

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

Accredited school of public health, or another public or nonprofit private institution accredited for the provision of graduate or specialized training in public health. This program also includes a statutory funding preference for accredited schools of public health. Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if they are otherwise eligible.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Each trainee receiving stipend support must be a citizen of the United States, a non-citizen U.S. national, or a foreign national having in his or her possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States.


Applicants should review the individual Notice of Funding Opportunity documents 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) by a Notice of Award.


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


Regional PHTC: Sections 765 and 766 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295 and 295a) National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training: Sections 765 and 765 (d) (9) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295 and 295a).; National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training: Sections 765 and 765 (d) (9) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295 and 295a).

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 4-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.

All recipients are required to submit annual performance and non-competing progress reports.

A Federal Financial Report (SF-425) is required for both programs 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.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


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 (FSR). 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



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $8,250,000; FY 17 est $8,250,000; and FY 18 est $0 - Regional PHTCs. (Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $845,000; FY 17 est $843,886; and FY 18 est $0 - NCCPHT.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY 16 Range: Regional PHTCs: - $705,000 to $1,005,000 (Dependent on Region) FY 16 Range: NCCPHT: - $845,000. FY 17 Range: Regional PHTCs: - $705,000 to $1,005,000 (Dependent on Region) FY 17 Range: NCCPHT: - $843,886.

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


Headquarters Office

Michael Jenkins, Project Officer, Behavioral and Public Health Branch, Division of Nursing and Public Health, Bureau of Health Workforce Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services 5600 Fishers Lane, 11N94D, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: Phone: 301-443-1057

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Procedures for assessing the technical merit of applications have been instituted to provide for 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 non-Federal 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 Funding Opportunity Announcement for detailed selection criteria.

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