The 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, created new grant programs to support graduate medical education (GME) through two separate statutes, House Bill 2550 and House Bill 1025. In combination, the statutes establish six new grant programs intended to expand availability of medical and graduate medical education in Texas
In 2015, the 84th Legislature (Regular Session), through Senate Bill 18, expanded eligibility for Planning and Partnership Grants. Release of a Request for Applications for Planning and Partnership Grants in Fiscal Years (FY) 2016 - 2017 is planned for spring 2016.
Senate Bill 18 also consolidated the GME Expansion initiative under a single statute. The GME Expansion Grants are available to support the maintenance and creation of residency positions at existing and new GME programs. The program will continue support for positions previously funded in FY 2014 and 2015 under Unfilled Position Grants, Grants for New and Expanded Programs, and the Resident Physician Expansion Program.
THECB is currently accepting applications for grants to residency programs to support an increase in the number of first-year residency positions available in the state. The 2016 - 2018 Request for Applications (RFA) relates to applications from GME programs and sponsoring institutions intending to accomplish one or more of the following:
By the established deadline, each applicant must submit electronically a completed application to THECB via email. Every application must be submitted on the application forms provided below by THECB. Submit grant applications to: GME-Expansion@THECB.state.tx.us
A Forum on State Grant Opportunities for Expanding Graduate Medical Education was held at the Texas Hospital Association on November 5, 2015. The forum was also sponsored by the Texas Medical Association, Teaching Hospitals of Texas, and the Coordinating Board. The presentation by Coordinating Board staff included information on GME Expansion awards for FY 2014 - FY 2015 and application requirements for FY 2016.
|2016-2017 Grant Cycle|
Grant Application Deadline: November 19, 2015
GME Expansion Request for Applications - October 2015
Grant Application Forms - 2015 (Now Available)
|2014-2015 Grant Cycle|