In 2013, the 83rd Texas Legislature created several new grant programs to support expansion of graduate medical education (GME) in the state. The Planning Grants Program was intended to promote an increase in available first-year residency positions by increasing the number of hospitals engaged in training residents. In 2015, the program was expanded, as the Planning and Partnership Grant Program, to provide support for hospitals, medical schools, and community-based health centers interested in creating new residency programs. The program also encourages the creation of partnerships between applicants and existing GME programs for the purpose of developing new residency programs.
The grants are funded from a General Revenue appropriation. For Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017, funding of $3,500,000 is available to support maximum of 13 applicants funded up to $250,000 each for one-time, two-year awards.
In April 2016, the Coordinating Board released a Request for Applications (RFA); 23 applicants responded. Through a competitive process based on the Selection Criteria specified in the RFA, 14 applications were selected for an award.
|2016-2018 Grant Cycle|
|Grant Awards in Fiscal Year 2016|
|Request for Applications 2016|
|Selection Criteria (RFA Section 10.2)|
|2014-2015 Grant Cycle|