Planning Grants will provide, through a competitive process, one-time awards of $150,000 to assist entities in planning the development and establishment of new first-year graduate medical education (GME) programs. Eligibility is limited to entities that do not currently operate, and have not previously operated, a GME program and are therefore eligible for Medicare GME funding. A total $1.875 million is available for 12 two-year grants to be awarded in Fiscal Year 2014. Each grant is limited to a maximum of $150,000. Applications for Planning Grants must be submitted to the Coordinating Board by November 15, 2013, and the Coordinating Board must announce awards by December 15, 2013.