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Policy Snapshot

February 23, 2024

The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) aims to maximize patient and family engagement to address care gaps and improve health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care and other appropriate specialties using the Age-Friendly Health Systems Framework.  

Eligible applicants include: 

  • Schools of Allopathic Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Public Health, Optometry, Chiropractic, Veterinary Medicine, or Podiatric Medicine
  • Physician Assistant Education Programs
  • Graduate programs for Health Administration or Behavioral Health and Mental Health Practice, including Clinical Psychology, Clinical Social Work, Professional Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Health-care facilities
  • Programs leading to certification as a certified nurse assistant
  • Partnership of a school of nursing and health-care facility
  • Partnership of a program leading to certification as a certified nurse assistant, and a health care facility
  • Community-based organizations, if otherwise eligible
  • Tribes and tribal organizations, if otherwise eligible

Awards: The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) anticipates awarding approximately $43 million to approximately 43 recipients through this funding opportunity.

View the grant opportunity for complete eligibility information.