The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) is announcing the solicitation of applications to competitively award cooperative agreements for demonstration projects that support the establishment and maintenance
of training, education, and career advancement programs to address health care professions workforce needs.
[Section 2008 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.
1397) as enacted Section 5507 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub.L.
111-148)] Cooperative agreements, awarded under this Funding Opportunity Announcement, will support demonstration projects that are designed to provide eligible individuals with the opportunity to obtain education and training for occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand.
Eligible applicants are Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, defined by Section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C.
450b), are eligible applicants under this announcement.
Tribal Colleges or universities defined by Section 316(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C.
1059 c(b), are eligible under this announcement.
Applicants are required to consult with, and implement their projects in coordination with, the entities identified in Section 2008(a)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act.