Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). The purpose of the GWEP is to educate and train the health care and supportive care workforces to care for older adults by collaborating with community partners. Applicants must maximize patient and family engagement to address care gaps and improve health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care and other appropriate specialties using the Age-Friendly Health Systems Framework.

The goal of the GWEP is to educate and train the primary care and geriatrics workforces and other appropriate specialties to provide age-friendly and dementia-friendly care for older adults in integrated geriatrics and primary care sites/delivery systems.

Multiple applications from an institution will be accepted; however, only one application will have the potential for being funded. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact Wendy Conklin ( at the Duke University School of Nursing.

Deadline: Feb. 26, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The following domestic entities are eligible applicants:
• Schools of Allopathic Medicine
• Schools of Osteopathic Medicine
• Schools of Nursing
• Schools of Allied Health
• Schools of Pharmacy
• Schools of Dentistry
• Schools of Public Health
• Schools of Optometry
• Schools of Chiropractic
• Schools of Veterinary Medicine
• Schools of Podiatric Medicine
• Physician Assistant Education Programs

The following accredited graduate programs are also eligible applicants:
• Health Administration
• Behavioral Health and Mental Health Practice including:
o Clinical Psychology
o Clinical Social Work
o Professional Counseling
o Marriage and Family Therapy

• Additional eligible applicants include:
o a health care facility
o a program leading to certification as a certified nurse assistant,

o a partnership of a program leading to certification as a certified nurse assistant, and a health care facility.
o a partnership of a school of nursing and health care facility, or

Amount Description

We estimate $43,000,000 will be available each year to fund 43 recipients. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $1,000,000 annually (reflecting direct and indirect costs). Your request for each subsequent year of the period of performance cannot exceed your year 1 request.
The actual amount available will not be determined until the enactment of the final FY 2024 federal appropriation.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 26, 2024