Jun 10, 2005
The mailed application shall be received on or before June 10, 2005. or Hand deliver the original and two copies of the application by close of business 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, June 10, 2005 to the above location. To expedite the receipt of your application, you are strongly urged to send it by Federal Express or Express Mail. All applications must be postmarked and received on or before Friday, June 10, 2005. An application must show one of the following as proof of mailing: a legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark, a legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal Service or a dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial carrier. Private metered postmarks will not be acceptable as proof of timely mailing. Upon receipt of an application, the Office of Acquisition and Grants will mail a notification of receipt to the institution. If an institution fails to receive the notification of receipt within 15 days from the date of mailing the application, the institution should call the Office of Acquisition and Grants Management at 410-786-7080. Late applications: Any application that does not meet the above criteria will be deemed a "late application." Those institutions submitting a late application will be notified that the application was not considered in the competition. If the application is sent timely but is received after the deadline, an application can be accepted for review only if it is received in time for orderly processing. Letter of Intent Prospective applicants are asked to submit by May12, 2005, a letter of intent (LOI) that includes a title and description of the proposed project, address, and telephone number of the investigator(s), the identities of other key personnel, and the names of participating institutions. The letter of intent should not exceed one page. Although a letter of intent is not required, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information allows CMS's staff to estimate the potential review workload and facilitates planning for the review process. The letter of intent should be sent to the project officer listed under INQUIRIES.
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The purpose of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hispanic Grant Program is to implement Hispanic American health services research activities to meet the needs of diverse CMS beneficiary populations. The grant program is designed to: 1) encourage Hispanic health services researchers to pursue research issues which impact the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP programs, 2) assist CMS in implementing its mission focusing on health care quality and improvement for its beneficiaries, 3) assist Hispanic researchers by supporting extramural research in health care capacity development activities for the Hispanic American communities, 4) increase the pool of Hispanic American researchers available to implement the research, demonstration, and evaluation activities of CMS, 5) promote research that will be aimed at developing a better understanding of health care services issues pertaining to Hispanic Americans, and 6) foster an Hispanic network for communication and collaboration regarding health care issues. This program is consistent with President George Bush's Executive Order 13230, directing an interagency approach to developing, monitoring, and coordinating federal efforts to promote high-quality education for Hispanic Americans. The Commission works to develop ways to maximize the effectiveness of Federal education initiatives within the Hispanic community. This program is one strategy to increase the participation, promotion, and professional development of Hispanic investigators in health services research. Funding is available for grants to implement research related to health care delivery and health financing issues affecting Hispanic American communities, including issues of access to health care, utilization of health care services, health outcomes, quality of services, cost of care, health and racial disparities, socio-economic differences, cultural barriers, managed care systems, and active ties related to health screening, prevention, outreach, and education. To be eligible for grants under this program, an organization must be an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Organization, or Association and meet one of the following four requirements: 1) offer a Ph.D. or Master's Degree Program in one or more of the following disciplines Allied Health, Economics, Gerontology, Health Services Administration, Health Care Administration, Health Education, Health Management, Human Services and Consumer Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Work; or 2) be a member of Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools; or 3) be a member of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR); or 4) be a member of Hispanic serving organizations or professional associations with a health services research component; or 5) demonstrate the capacity to conduct research on health services delivery or financing issues relevant to Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP programs.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations
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