Welcome to the Minority Colleges, Universities and Community Colleges Technical
Assistance Initiative (MCU-CC TA) Learning Management System (LMS)!
Minority Colleges, Universities, and Community Colleges play an important role in diversifying the healthcare workforce and strengthening the career pathway for the next generation of healthcare providers. The MCU-CC TA initiative promotes health equity and the development of a diverse workforce. Its goal is to increase the organizational capacity of Minority Colleges, Universities, and Community Colleges to provide services to HRSA’s underserved populations.
MCU-CC TA accomplishes this through a range of TA activities and resources tailored to help Minority Colleges, Universities, and Community Colleges understand HRSA grants, meet program goals and maintain compliance with grant requirements.
What types of TA are offered? The gateway to all MCU-CC TA activities and resources is through participation in a one-week Federal Grants Bootcamp. Bootcamps are offered on this platform quarterly beginning in Spring 2023. Once completed, participants can access additional TA activities and resources:
Eligibility: Current and future HRSA grantees at Minority Colleges, Universities, and Community Colleges, as well as partnering community-based organizations.
The one-week virtual federal grants bootcamp is the entry point for all TA activities.
When are Bootcamps held? Quarterly beginning in April 2023
What is covered? The goal of the Federal Grants Bootcamp is to help Minority Colleges, Universities and Community Colleges understand, apply for, and manage federal grants. The first bootcamp will have an emphasis on the unique needs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Sessions consider feedback from HRSA staff and MCU-CCs, as well as participants’ status and roles in the grants cycle.
Who can attend? Current and prospective HRSA grantees at Minority Colleges, Universities, and Community Colleges
What are the benefits of completing Bootcamp?
Register for an upcoming bootcamp*
*Current bootcamps are for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Future bootcamps will focus on other MCU-CCs.
Initial application for Mentor-Protégé CoP will begin on the last day of the Federal Funding Bootcamp and end two weeks before the start of each Mentor-Protégé CoP.
This year's CoP is for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Future CoPs will focus on other MSIs. There will be fifteen participant slots in each CoP group. A wait list will be established if there are more than 15 participants. Random selection will be utilized to ensure that each organization has one participant.
Join our monthly live one-hour sessions open to all HBCUs, TCUs, Community Colleges, and MSIs not enrolled in a virtual learning team or CoP group.
Topics are customized based on feedback from HRSA staff, MCU-CC staff and faculty, and Bootcamp participants. Chat 'n Chew facilitators will provide a brief presentation followed by opportunities for Q&A, coaching, and peer input. Sessions will be recorded and housed in the on-demand TA resource library.
Regional Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Roundtable workshops are opportunities for MSI and Community College faculty, staff, and students to leverage strategic partnership opportunities to promote student success and retention in health and allied health professions. Learn more about our regional roundtables held twice a year and sign-up for monthly regional resource emails.
Register for an upcoming roundtable
Take a closer look at the included features of the Mentor-Protégé CoPs. The initial application process for Mentor-Protégé CoP will begin on the last day of the Federal Funding Bootcamp.
CoPs conducted June 2023 - February 2024 will focus on HBCUs. Future CoPs will focus on other MCU-CCs.
Participate in facilitated interactive sessions and gain access to the MCU-CC TA Learning Management System.
Join topical discussion boards and engage with other CoP members.
Access and share promising and best practice resources. Receive additional resources from our listserv.
The Historically Black Colleges or Universities, Tribally Controlled Colleges or Universities, and Minority-Serving Institutions Research and Development Infrastructure Grant Program (RDI) will provide $50 million to HBCUs, TCCUs, and MSIs to implement transformational investments in research infrastructure, including research productivity, faculty expertise, graduate programs, physical infrastructure, human capital development, and partnerships leading to increases in external funding.
Assistance Listing Number: 84.116H
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-080223-001 (Grants.gov)
Notice in the Federal Register: Application for New Awards; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education-Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges or Universities (TCCUs), and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) Research and Development Infrastructure Grant Program (RDI)
Deadline: October 2, 2023, at 11:59:59PM Eastern Time
Estimate Available Funds: $49,500,000
Project Period: Up to 48 monthsInformation Contact: Jason Cottrell, Jason.Cottrell@ed.gov, 202-453-7530
Aligned with the goals in the Department’s Raise the Bar Initiative, the Postsecondary Student Success Grant (PSSG) application is now open to institutions to support underserved students. The PSSG grant aims to equitably improve postsecondary student outcomes, including retention, transfer, credit accumulation, and completion, by leveraging data and implementing, scaling, and rigorously evaluating evidence-based activities to support data-driven decisions and actions by institutional leaders committed to inclusive student success.
Assistance Listing Number: 84.116M
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-072623-001 (Grants.gov)
Deadline: September 25, 2023, at 11:59:59PM Eastern Time
Estimate Available Funds: $44,550,000
Project Period: Up to 48 months
Information Contact: PSSG@ed.gov
Through TEAM II – a competitive, high-quality, national program that supports NASA-themed STEM education – NASA seeks to enhance the ability of informal education institutions and partners to deliver and participate in NASA-based activities and to increase the capacity of institutions to utilize NASA resources and to provide students with the opportunity to contribute to NASA’s mission using innovative tools and platforms.
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The purpose of the Maternity Nursing Workforce Expansion (MatCare) Training Program is to grow and diversify the maternal and perinatal health nursing workforce through education and training support. The program will increase the number of certified nurse midwives (CNMs) and diversify the maternal and perinatal health workforce, expand maternal health training and curriculum, and strengthen community-based partnerships.
Eligibility: accredited schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, state or local governments, and other public or private nonprofit entities determined appropriate by the Secretary, such as HRSA-supported health centers or Rural Health Clinics. Domestic community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply, if otherwise eligible.Closed as of Jul 14, 2023.
The purpose of the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEQPR)-Simulation Education Training (SET) Program (HRSA-23-129) is to increase the number of nursing students trained by using simulation-based technology. This includes equipment to address complex healthcare needs, improve patient outcomes, and increase health equity and health literacy of rural or underserved populations.
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP): National HCOP Academies authorized by Section 739 of the Public Health Service Act. The purpose of this grant program is to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter and successfully complete health professional schools. The National HCOP Academies will prepare students to meet the admissions requirements for the next level of their education and receive a health professions degree or certificate.
Closed as of May 24, 2023.
HRSA is seeking subject matter experts to provide peer, virtual reviews of the agency’s grant applications. Grant reviewers are compensated for their time.
If you are interested in serving as a grant reviewer, you can learn more at hrsa.gov/grants/reviewers.