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NEPQR RNTP TA Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Coretta Jenerette (she/her) UofSC
36:47
Please clarify this statement on page 31 related to funds cannot be used for: Subsidies or paid release time for project faculty.
Colleen Flewelling - Cecil College
37:29
Are associate degree nursing programs eligible to apply for this grant program?
Mary Bainbridge
38:22
Are graduate degree nursing programs eligible?
Karen Cassidy
39:08
I have the same question about faculty release time.
Emma Duer
39:29
Please clarify whether address of partnering clinical training sites only apply to request for funding preference as benefiting rural populations, but only the address of the applicant applies for benefiting MUA/MUPs. Thank you!
Sapphire Marc-Harris, GMS HRSA
40:09
Release Time…The individual may be compensated (fee for service) for working on the curriculum development; BUT may not be paid for release time.--Therefore, Release Time is not an allowable cost for this grant program.--Payment of Release Time is not allowable under the cost principles.
Dr. Cristine Eudy
40:54
I currently have a BSN completion program and will be enrolling a traditional BSN and accelerated BSN program 8/23. Are we eligible?
Janis Raje
42:59
How often is the RHTP competition generally held -- every year, every 3 years, or some other.
Christine Gonzalez
43:05
May we use grant funds to hire new faculty?
Sharon Ruthenberg sheskitt@oakland.edu (she/her)
43:17
Can this be applied to a course that is already in place? I teach NRS 4015 Nursing Care of Communities and Populations. I've attached a syllabus
Robin Lockhart (she, her, hers) Nursing
43:56
Is the Project Director's release time allowed?
Jordyn Reed - WVCFN
43:57
So educational coordinating bodies are not eligible to apply for this program? Correct?
Mary Bainbridge
44:02
I have the same question about existing courses. Do we have to develop a new course as an outcome of this project?
Shenyell Morales, DNP
44:35
How does this grant apply to FQHCs?
Rice, Manda
44:40
Is the expectation for "longitudinal" clinical training linked to a specific number of hours of training as it was with previous NEPQR grants?
Pollyanna Lee
45:46
Is there a min number of student nurses trained under this grant?
Michael Bautista
45:50
Are New Grad RNs accepted as student nurses who require acute care trainings before they can work on units? If a health care system has multiple sites (separate EINs), is it preferred to have one umbrella application for all sites or separate applications?
Tara Spencer
46:58
Eligible entities for this program includes: Accredited Schools of Nursing, Health Care Facilities including Federally Qualified Health Centers and Nurse Managed Health Clinics, or a partnership of such a school and facility
Colleen Mangold, VNAHG Grants Manager
48:05
Would a home health agency be considered eligible to apply with focus on home health nurses?
Sharon Ruthenberg sheskitt@oakland.edu (she/her)
48:43
Budget summary is confusing,
Tara Spencer
50:36
Hello Emma Duer, for the funding preference Substantially Benefiting Rural populations the applicant must use the address for the partnering clinical site. For the funding preference Substantially benefiting underserved populations, the applicant must be located in a geographical area that is serving a MUA/MUP
Karen Cassidy
50:38
Do we use DUNS or UEI?
Patricia A. Harnois-Church
50:38
What is the difference between this HRSA 22-168 grant award and the HRSA 22-170 grant award?
Virginia Allread
51:09
Please clarify, you've just stated (slide 13) that the budget is 4 years, however the NOFO states that it's 3 years "September 30, 2022 through September 29, 2025 (3 Years)". Please clarify.
Tara Spencer
51:56
Hello Janis, The RNTP is a new program and has not been funded before. Based on congressional appropriations this program may be one time funding or funded again in the future
Tara Spencer
53:24
Hello Patricia A. Harnois-Church, The two programs are different. Each program has different goals, objectives, funding, and requirements and expectations. Both NOFOs are available on grants.gov.
Rebecca Trotta - UPENN
54:10
are the student nurses participating in the grant program considered trainees?
Tara Spencer
54:18
Hello Virginia Allread, NEPQR-RNTP is a 3 year program
Virginia Allread
54:35
Are there any requirement around minimum trainee stipends, i.e., as was done in the BHWET grants?
Tara Spencer
55:13
Hello Sharon Ruthenberg, do you have a specific question to follow up with your statement regarding the budget summary being confusing?
Michele Davis - Davenport University
56:17
Will funding be awarded to an institution that meets a funding preference, but does NOT meet either of the two priorities (public and in one of the selected states in the NOFO)?
Michael Bautista
56:33
Are trainee salaries during the training period allowed and are those calculated in the direct or indirect cost of budget?
Sharon Ruthenberg sheskitt@oakland.edu (she/her)
56:43
Confusion lies in the description on the second page. I don't have the slide to point to my specific question
Phyllis Ann Solari-Twadell
56:51
The budget is based on $350,000 per year for three years which equals a total of $1, 050,000.00 Correct??
Tara Spencer
56:53
Hello Again Virginia Allread, there is no minimum requirement for trainee stipends
Phyllis Ann Solari-Twadell
57:01
Thank you !
Mary Bainbridge
57:36
Can we fund scholarships rather than stipends using this grant?
daleyk3@sacredheart.edu
58:06
Do to funds support hiring of 1 or 2 personnel 100% dedicated to the grant as a grant team?
Phyllis Ann Solari-Twadell
58:34
Sorry part of my original message got lost. The grant is based on $350,000 per year for three years which equals $1.050.000 Correct??
Tara Spencer
59:06
Hello Michele Davis-funding an application is not dependent in funding preferences and priorities alone. A funding priority is the favorable adjustment of combined review scores of individually approved applications when applications meet specified criteria. HRSA staff adjusts the score by a pre-determined number of points. A funding preference allows an application to be placed in a more competitive position among applications that can be funded.
Sharon Ruthenberg sheskitt@oakland.edu (she/her)
59:30
Will this be recorded so I can review it?
Carl Yonder
01:00:12
Yes this webinar is being recording, a link to the recording will be posted to the website next week.
Michelle Osborne-Program
01:00:12
Sharon Ruthenberg - this will be recorded and available for review in the next week
Marcy Ainslie
01:00:22
Please clarify this statement on page 31 related to funds cannot be used for: Subsidies or paid release time for project faculty.
Tara Spencer
01:00:26
Hello Phyllis Ann Solari-Twadell. That is correct, applicants may request up to $350,000 per year for 3 years totaling $1,050,000.
Dr. DeBose
01:00:39
When is the grant due?
pnord
01:00:43
Is there a planning period anticipated for the program?
Christine Gonzalez
01:00:57
It does not seem like we would be able to hire new additional faculty with this grant. Is that a correct interpretation?
Marcy Ainslie
01:01:00
If faculty are PD, they cannot be paid release time?
Dr. Cristine Eudy
01:01:05
We are enrolling our first ABSN and TBSN cohorts 8/23 and currently have a BSN completion. Are we eligible?
Michele Davis - Davenport University
01:01:07
Restating my question for clarification: Is an institution who is neither public nor in one of the required stated to be considered a priority still be awarded funding if all else in the proposal receives high scoring and the university successfully meets a funding preference?
Michelle Osborne-Program
01:01:09
Application Due Date: August 19, 202
Tara Spencer
01:01:30
Hello Mary Bainbridge-Yes, financial support may be provided in stipends and/or scholarships
Dr. DeBose
01:01:39
Thank you Michelle
Marcy Ainslie
01:02:49
If a faculty member is the PD, pgl 31 suggests they cannot have release time. Please clarify this statement on page 31 related to funds cannot be used for: Subsidies or paid release time for project faculty.
Dawn Wright
01:03:05
Where will we find the recorded session and/or slides for reference?
Michele Davis - Davenport University
01:04:07
Third time's a charm … Is an institution who is neither public nor in one of the priority states able to be awarded funding if all else in the proposal receives high scoring and the university successfully meets a funding preference?
Tara Spencer
01:04:17
Hello Michele Davis-I cannot answer that question as it will be based on the score of all of the applications. All that go to review are considered for funding until scoring is done in objective review and the number of applicants that apply for funding preferences and priorities. There is not a direct answer that can be given based on the different variables included with funding
Virginia Allread
01:05:08
would you be so kind to describe what you mean by innovative experiential training/sites?
Michele Davis - Davenport University
01:05:15
So, being a private non-profit institution in say, Michigan, will not make us ineligible, correct?
gclifford
01:05:25
Is this only related to nursing services in acute care settings (as opposed to long-term care settings)?
Amy Rosen
01:05:37
Can the acute care setting be a home health care setting where care is delivered at the patient's home, as opposed to a brick and mortar facility?
Barbara Todd
01:06:00
how is acute care setting being defined?
Sharon Ruthenberg sheskitt@oakland.edu (she/her)
01:06:12
Thank you for your questions and your time. I believe more is needed in the community setting to address health disparities and inequities
Colleen Flewelling - Cecil College
01:06:23
Page 3 of the NOFO refers to a priority to expand enrollment in baccalaureate programs. Are accredited associate degree programs eligible to apply?
Tara Spencer
01:06:40
Hello Michele Davis-Funding preference and priorities do not determine eligibility for applying for the program, it just makes you not able to receive the funding priority
Candace Schuler
01:07:27
How is acute care setting being defined?
Sapphire Marc-Harris, GMS HRSA
01:08:21
@Robin Lockhart, No Release Time for anyone is allowed for this grant program.
Sapphire Marc-Harris, GMS HRSA
01:08:49
Release Time…The individual may be compensated (fee for service) for working on the curriculum development; BUT may not be paid for release time.--Therefore, Release Time is not an allowable cost for this grant program.--Payment of Release Time is not allowable under the cost principles.
Tara Spencer
01:09:53
Hello gclifford- Yes, this program is specifically focused on acute care settings
Karen Cassidy
01:09:55
@Sapphire Marc-Harris: How can we pay the ProjectDirector then if release time is not allowed?
stevan.vanhook
01:10:07
Are accredited associate degree programs eligible?
Michele Davis - Davenport University
01:11:07
Can we hire a Coordinator to work under the PD for implementing the program?
Erin Viereck
01:11:08
are health systems with a school of nursing allowed to apply
Marcy Ainslie
01:11:15
Karen, I have the same question.
Tara Spencer
01:11:31
Hello Colleen Flewelling- Page 3 are the statutory priorities for overall NEPQR programs, for this program associate degree programs are eligible if they meet the eligibility criteria (accredited school of nursing, health care facility, or a partnership of such a school and facility)
Sapphire Marc-Harris, GMS HRSA
01:12:22
@Sharon Ruthenburg, do you have a question about the Budget Summary section?Those sections appeared how the SF 424 would look like, and it was discussed in detail to help individuals get a better understanding. Please let me know if you have a question, thank you.
Coretta Jenerette (she/her) UofSC
01:13:29
The sample budget slide (#16) gives the impression that faculty can be compensated for effort. Please clarify.
Tara Spencer
01:13:29
Hello Erin Viereck-The health system school of nursing is eligible if they are accredited by a national nurse education accrediting agency or state approval agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the purposes of nursing education
Tara Spencer
01:14:43
Hello Michele Davis-You can hire any staff under the PD that you feel are beneficial in fulfilling the goals of the proposed project and the goals and requirements of the NOFO
Sapphire Marc-Harris, GMS HRSA
01:15:21
@Karen Cassidy, when completing the application it may ask for both the Data Universal Number System and the Unique Entity Identifier, so please have them available, thank you that was a good question.....
Sapphire Marc-Harris, GMS HRSA
01:16:18
@Dr. DeBose, the application is due Application Due Date: August 19, 2022, as stated in the NOFO.
Sarah E. Patel
01:16:49
How can PD and key personnel have adequate time devoted to the project without release time to devote to the project?
Sapphire Marc-Harris, GMS HRSA
01:17:29
@Virginia Allread, as noted in the NOFO, this is a three (3) years grant program.
Julie Peters
01:18:41
Are you able to provide a link to further information on the release time issue. I've reviewed federal regs on personnel compensation and I can't locate the reference. Thank you. https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-45/subtitle-A/subchapter-A/part-75/subpart-E/subject-group-ECFR5d90ba314caea08/section-75.430
Tara Spencer
01:19:21
Hello Michael Bautista-The paying of trainee salaries are not allowed under this program. Trainees may receive financial support in the form of stipends and/or scholarships
Katie Freeman
01:19:28
Could you clarify whether we should include documentation for Funding Preference/Priority in Attachment 9 or 10. Attachment 9 is the request for these preference/priorities to be considered, and attachment 10 is other relevant documents but the priorities reference attachment 10
Ana Sanchez-Birkhead
01:19:36
who is considered a “public entity”?
Janis Raje
01:19:55
RNTP is a great opportunity. The requirements and expectations for successful proposals, however, are very extensive. Why is such a short time given between the announcement and the due date?
Sapphire Marc-Harris, GMS HRSA
01:20:17
@Michail Bautista, there is no Trainee salary, Only Stipend and Scholarship.
Susan Decker
01:20:34
Can you explain a Public Entity? Does this include a non-profit organization?
Sapphire Marc-Harris, GMS HRSA
01:21:34
@Phyllis Ann, Up to $350,000 per year subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
Sapphire Marc-Harris, GMS HRSA
01:22:03
Release Time…The individual may be compensated (fee for service) for working on the curriculum development; BUT may not be paid for release time.--Therefore, Release Time is not an allowable cost for this grant program.--Payment of Release Time is not allowable under the cost principles.
Kara Luckey (she/her), Seattle Univ.
01:22:11
Can you please define and clarify the difference between "fee for service" and "release time"? I remain confused by the distinction, and it appears from the chat above that many others are confused as well.
Norma Martinez Rogers
01:22:15
Can project directors have released time.
Kellie Dalton
01:22:17
I'm sorry, still unclear. Release time for program director is not allowed? On the powerpoint it shows where to put their salary and mentions salary cap.
Rebecca Trotta - UPENN
01:22:47
if our proposal includes paying student nurses in an employment opportunity to support their ability sustain themselves while in school, is that an allowable cost?
Tara Spencer
01:23:09
Hello Katie Freeman-Request for funding preference and priority documentation should be included in attachment 9
Shelley Johnson
01:23:16
Thank you!! This was very helpful.
Tom Kelly
01:23:47
Since the indirect rate is limited to 8%, are we required to submit a copy of our Federal indirect rate agreement under Attachment 10? Thank you.
Tara Spencer
01:24:07
Hello Rebecca Trotta-The paying of trainee salaries is not an allowable cost. Financial support may be provided in the form of stipends and/or scholarships
Karen Cassidy
01:24:11
If I have a full-time faculty member who is going to become the Project Director, how can I, under MOE, pay this faculty member?
Norma Martinez Rogers
01:24:35
In other words the faculty needs to stay as a faculty member to be paid as a project director.
Steven Bennett
01:24:43
Your explanation is very confusing.
Katie Freeman
01:25:23
I.e. course buyout is not allowed, but salary/wage pay above their contract months is allowed. Is how I would interpret it?
HD
01:26:06
Is Attachment 1: Accreditation required for a health facility?
Catherine Cox (she/her/hers)
01:26:06
Release time - just a clarification: it's not that we get time off to work on this and get paid for it. The release time decreases our teaching load so that we can spend time on the project. Hence, it allows us to work within a normal work week. But understand that this is not allowed. Thank you.
Cynthia Selleck
01:26:11
The Education priority for NEPQR programs is to "expand enrollment in baccalaureate nursing programs." With that in mind, are associate degree nursing programs really eligible to apply?
Coretta Jenerette (she/her) UofSC
01:26:37
That was helpful. We can request time and effort. We cannot request payment for release time.
Tara Spencer
01:26:47
Hello Susan Decker-a public entity would be a public school of nursing or public health care facility that may be non-profit, but not private
Dr. DeBose
01:26:48
Yes, your time from teaching,etc. is reduced.
daleyk3@sacredheart.edu
01:27:53
can we hire personnel and have a team paid by the grants 100% dedicated to the grant? They are temp employees only during the period of the grant only and their salaries are drawn down from the grant?
Kara Luckey (she/her), Seattle Univ.
01:28:29
I'm sorry to belabor the release time question - but perhaps addressing the question posed by @Karen Cassidy above would be helpful in order to provide an example to those of us who remain confused. The question is "If I have a full-time faculty member who is going to become the Project Director, how can I, under MOE, pay this faculty member?"
Renea Brazil
01:28:44
Can you possibly unmute me so I can ask a question on release time or one of the other people asking. This really should be a discussion not just chat box.
pnord
01:29:28
Is there a planning period or expected timeline to begin program activities with the September 30, 2022 program start date?
Rebecca Trotta - UPENN
01:30:03
you mentioned following student participants through to 1 year after graduation to track employment outcomes. for some students engaged later in the grant period, this 1 year follow-up will fall outside the 3-year grant period. should we describe this in the sustainability section? or, should our data collection plan include a section for continued data collection past the grant period?
Phyllis Ann Solari-Twadell
01:30:21
Can you define "Acute Care"? Are you intending patients who are in rural and underserved areas that have chronic illness that uses both hospital and community services to manage care? Thank you for your assistance.
Jonne Hicks
01:30:48
Is this funding mechanism renewable?
Ana Sanchez-Birkhead
01:31:12
Can you explain a Public Entity?
Robin W Wagner
01:31:42
Is this only looking at training students to work in acute care? or can it be other community agencies?
Nancy Banasiak
01:31:52
Is this grant for training RNs only? what about training APRNs?
Phyllis Ann Solari-Twadell
01:32:21
So preparing nurses to manage acute patients in either the hospital, home or community?
Phyllis Ann Solari-Twadell
01:33:44
Then FQHC's are not being considered for sites of care?
Katie Irwin
01:34:08
Does this grant apply to organizations that provide ambulatory/primary care?
Richard Meeks
01:34:09
Will these slides be available or sent out to participants?
Karen Cassidy
01:35:07
Sorry to belabor the release time issue, but here is my situation. The Assistant Dean of Student Services at the College of Nursing has an administrative role and a teaching role. She is paid at 100%. We are asking her to reduce her teaching load to oversee this grant. How can I pay her under this grant considering the Maintenance of Effort requirement?
Tom Kelly
01:35:44
If I will dedicate 4 hours per week, or 10% effort to the grant, we are permitted to budget the cost of 10% of my salary and benefits to the grant. If my college releases me an additional 2 hours per week or 5% effort to complete general grant work, that 5% would be considered “release time” and the costs related to additional 5% release time could not be charged to the grant. Is that correct?
Rebecca Trotta - UPENN
01:35:58
thank you, very helpful!
Norma Martinez Rogers
01:36:11
What do you consider innovative experiential training in acute care
Amy Rosen
01:37:33
Is acute care only considered one episode of care provided on one day?
Tennasha Gresham
01:38:55
Can the funding be used to train LPN or CMA?
Rose Fritzinger, Parkview OSP
01:40:01
How do we evidence that we are a public-serving health care institution?
Kara Luckey (she/her), Seattle Univ.
01:40:19
Would it be possible to address the first part of @Tom Kelly's scenario, that is, is the proper way to budget for personnel effort as follows?: "Funding is requested for X personnel to dedicate X hours/week or X% effort to the grant"
Rose Fritzinger, Parkview OSP
01:40:53
Thank you.
Kara Luckey (she/her), Seattle Univ.
01:41:18
Yes, please.
Michele Davis - Davenport University
01:41:25
I think the issue lies in the fact that Uniform Guidance and CFR for Title 2 requires that funding cannot allow a person to receive more than 100% of their salary if they are full-time. For them to be paid to work on a grant, they have to show that the equivalent amount of time for which they will be paid to work on a grant is will no longer be part of their regular position during the duration of the grant. It is looking like that is not allowed in this grant?
Rice, Manda
01:41:54
I don't think this was answered: Is the expectation for "longitudinal" clinical training linked to a specific number of hours of training as it was with previous NEPQR grants?
Tara Spencer
01:42:22
Hello HD-accreditation is not required for a health facility
Norma Martinez Rogers
01:42:29
Did you anser the question about innovative experiential training in an acute setting and how you would describe that
Metheny, Tonie L (HSC)
01:43:11
Did I understand correctly that the grant money could be used to pay nursing student trainees (i.e. fund nursing students to train in an acute care setting)?
Karen Foli
01:43:26
As you prepare the FAQs, examples will be helpful so that we don't misinterpret the guidance.
Tara Spencer
01:44:34
Hello Tom Kelly-You are correct. You do not have to submit a copy of your negotiated rate agreement, since the indirect cost rate is limited to 8%
Kerry Hamm - Lakeland University Wisconsin
01:44:48
Will the recording be available online?
daleyk3@sacredheart.edu
01:44:59
Where will we find the FAQs?
Tara Spencer
01:45:18
Hello Tonie Methany-Yes, grant funds can be used to provide financial support in the form of stipends and scholarships
Metheny, Tonie L (HSC)
01:46:15
Thank you!
Kerry Hamm - Lakeland University Wisconsin
01:47:02
Thank you
Marian Smithey
01:47:07
Pages 26-27 of the NOFO speak to trainee /participant costs.
kim
01:47:14
This question may have already been asked and I know you said degree seeking programs are only eligible? What about apprenticeships that there is a partnership between a healthcare industry and a community college?
Amy Rosen
01:47:16
Is acute care only considered one episode of care provided on one day?
Martha Henn
01:47:34
Did you providethe URL for the website?
Jasmine Price
01:48:01
The recording and FAQs will be available on the NEPQR-RNTP by next week:
Charles Michelo
01:48:03
Kindly repeat eligibility issue, are LMICs specifically African Institutions eligible?
Jasmine Price
01:48:13
Link: https://www.hrsa.gov/grants/find-funding/hrsa-22-168
kim
01:49:10
OK. Thank you
Marian Smithey
01:50:04
Please read NOFO page 8 regarding eligibility.
Marian Smithey
01:51:36
Dictionary: Acute care is a level of health care in which a patient is treated for a brief but severe episode of illness, for conditions that are the result of disease or trauma, and during recovery from surgery.
Patricia A. Harnois-Church
01:51:42
What is the difference between this grant and the HRSA 22-170
Mark Siemon
01:53:50
Thank you!
Robin Lockhart (she, her, hers) Nursing
01:53:57
Thank you!
Kerry Hamm - Lakeland University Wisconsin
01:54:17
Thank you!
Marian Smithey
01:54:25
Karen Cassidy:NOFO Page 26: *Currently, the Grants.gov registration process requires information in three separate systems:• Dun and Bradstreet (https://www.dnb.com/duns-number.html)• System for Award Management (SAM) (https://sam.gov/content/home | SAM.gov Knowledge Base)• Grants.gov (https://www.grants.gov
Gloria Mattson Huerta
01:54:28
Thank you for a very informing and spirited presentation.
Lisa Dillon
01:54:28
We appreciate your time, thank you!
1173984
01:54:38
Thank you