Nursing Workforce Diversity Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-21-020

The application closes on January 19, 2021


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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program.

The NWD Program will increase nursing education opportunities for underprivileged students. Grantees will support nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds to meet the diverse and cultural needs of rural communities.

Eligible applicants are accredited:

  • Schools of nursing
  • Nursing centers
  • Academic health centers
  • State or local governments
  • Private or public non-profit entities
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Community-based organizations
  • Tribes and Tribal organizations


HRSA expects approximately $16.1 million to be available in FY 2021 to fund 32 grantees.

For a complete list of funding opportunities, visit the HRSA website.

Technical Assistance

The following technical assistance webinar has been scheduled to help applicants understand, prepare, and submit an application for this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO).

Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Link: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/fy21-nwd-fo-ta/
Call-In: 800-857-9788
Participant Code: 4886797