Competitive Institutional Grants

Competitive Institutional Grants are awarded to eligible applicants consisting of 1) individual Maryland higher education institutions with nursing degree programs, 2) consortia of Maryland institutions of higher education with nursing degree programs and Maryland hospitals, or 3) partnerships of Maryland higher education institutions with nursing degree programs through a competitive Request for Applications process. The size of each Competitive Institutional Grant award will depend upon the grant project’s ability to impact the nursing shortage in a timely manner, the depth and breadth of the initiative, and the feasibility of the budget.

The Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) contracted with the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to administer the Nurse Support Program II. As the coordinating board for all Maryland institutions of higher education, MHEC contributes its extensive experience and expertise with the (1) development of applications and guidelines, (2) management of the review process and selection of applicants, (3) ongoing monitoring and evaluation of NSP II funded programs and (4) the receipt and distribution of NSP II funds submitted by Maryland hospitals in accordance with the HSCRC’s schedule of payments.

With this FY 2019 Request for Applications, NSP II requests that applicants consider innovative opportunities to integrate proven statewide programs and develop strategic partnerships. The time line for proposals is shorter and the final outcomes will need to be measured in qualified nursing professionals and well-credentialed nursing educators. An emphasis will be placed on how the proposal supports national and state initiatives, as outlined in The Future of Nursing Report (2010) and Health Care 2020 (2011), two important blueprints for action.

Request for Application Documents

FY 2019

FY 2019 RFA Competitive Institutional Grants
FY 2019 Application Annual Budget Request
FY 2019 Application Budget Summary
FY 2019 Appendix A

FY 2018

FY 2018 RFA Competitive Institutional Grants
FY 2018 Application Annual Budget Request
FY 2018 Application Budget Summary
FY 2018 Appendix A

FY 2017

FY 2017 RFA Competitive Institutional Grants
FY 2017 Application Annual Budget Request
FY 2017 Application Budget Summary
FY 2017 Appendix A

FY 2016

FY 2016 RFA Competitive Institutional Grants
FY 2016 Application Annual Budget Request
FY 2016 Application Budget Summary

Technical Assistance Meeting Presentations

FY 2019 NSP II Technical Assistance Presentation
FY 2018 NSP II Technical Assistance Presentation
FY 2017 NSP II Technical Assistance Presentation
FY 2016 NSP II Technical Assistance Presentation
FY 2015 NSP II Technical Assistance Presentation
FY 2014 NSP II Technical Assistance Presentation

Funded Proposal Abstracts

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