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Nebraska field office partners with federal Health and Human Services division to provide Grants 101 workshops aimed at improving health, affordable housing access
['Amaya HRSA Grants 101': Nebraska Field Office Director Kitty A. Amaya hosted a training on HUD programs and understanding how to apply for and access various federal assistance programs at a joint session held along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in Kearney, Nebraska on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. (Photo credit: HUD Great Plains)]
“Amaya HRSA Grants 101”: Nebraska Field Office Director Kitty A. Amaya hosted a training on HUD programs and understanding how to apply for and access various federal assistance programs at a joint session held along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in Kearney, Nebraska on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.
(Photo credit: HUD Great Plains)
['HRSA Grants 101': Workshop attendees representing various Nebraska-area local, state, and non-profit health professionals learning about how to apply and manage federal grant programs, in Kearney, Nebraska on Tuesday, February 27, 2027. (Photo credit: HUD Great Plains)]
“HRSA Grants 101”: Workshop attendees representing various Nebraska-area local, state, and non-profit health professionals learning about how to apply and manage federal grant programs, in Kearney, Nebraska on Tuesday, February 27, 2027.
(Photo Credit: HUD Great Plains)

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - Nebraska Field Office Director Kitty A. Amaya partnered to present training in Kearney, Nebraska with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on how to access federal health and housing grant funds. The “Grants 101” event was an all-day workshop on how to navigate, apply, and administer federal grants. The audience was largely comprised of community and faith-based organizations, hospitals, health centers, universities, community colleges, and public health departments. Workshop topics included the grant application process, grant writing, philanthropic foundation engagement strategies, and current funding opportunities available from the federal government for health and housing programs. In addition to HUD and HRSA, the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) joined the workshop, also sharing each’s available funding opportunities.

During her presentation, Amaya shared best practices for ensuring more successful outcomes for participants upon applying for and carrying out grant awards, if awarded. Amaya also made sure that attendees received the grant resource leaflet normally distributed by the HUD Nebraska field office in Omaha. That leaflet includes information about options to sign up for distribution lists with agencies that have potential funding opportunities and discusses the fiscal importance of reviewing and being familiar with uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for federal awards referenced in 2 C.F.R. Part 200.

On Thursday, February 29, Amaya and HRSA also provided the same Grants 101 Workshop in Omaha, Nebraska.

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