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New and Expanded Program Grants

New and Expanded Program Grants were created by House Bill 1025, 83rd Texas Legislature, codified as Texas Education Code (TEC) 58A. For fiscal years 2014 and 2015, $7,375,000 were appropriated in general revenue funds for Graduate Medical Education (GME) New and Expanded Programs Grants together with Unfilled Position Grants, which were also established by House Bill 1025. The Coordinating Board has released a separate Requests for Applications relating to the award of Unfilled Position Grants.

Grant awards for New and Expanded Programs support a) expansion of the number of accreditor-approved first-year residency positions in existing GME programs, and/or b) establishment of new GME programs with first-year residency positions. The grants are intended to provide funding for direct resident costs, including resident stipends and benefits. Statute mandates that each awarded residency position be funded at $65,000 per year.

Award Year 2014 

In August and September 2014, the Coordinating Board solicited applications for New and Expanded Program Grants to be awarded in fall 2014. The total number of New and Expanded Program Grants to be awarded in 2014 is contingent on the combined number of eligible positions applied for under Unfilled Position Grants and New and Expanded Program Grants. An estimated 64 residency positions will be funded for both grant programs.

Awarded positions must be filled as of July 1, 2015 and awarded funds must be expended by August 31, 2016.

 

The 2014 Request for Applications is now closed.

Grant awards will be announced soon.


New and Expanded Program Grants Request for Applications - 2014

Resources                

Grant Management System User Guide

For further information, contact:
Suzanne Pickens
Senior Program Director
Workforce, Academic Affairs & Research
GME-Expansion@THECB.state.tx.us
512-427-6200

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