Release Date:  October 30, 1998

PA NUMBER:  PA-99-005


Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

The purpose of this notice is to inform potential applicants for PA-99-005,
released October 16, 1998, of an addition to  the end of the Award Criteria
section.  The addition should read as shown below:

Tuition and Fees: For competing awards submitted in response to this
solicitation tuition and fees are limited to specific courses required by the
sponsoring institution and must receive approval from AHCPR, prior to award. 
Applicable tuition and fees (excluding health insurance) will be reimbursed at
the following rate: 100% of all costs up to $2,000 and 60% of costs above
$2,000.  Future years provide no escalation.  Tuition costs (both adjusted and
unadjusted in accordance with this policy), need to be clearly identified by
the applicant and certified by the sponsoring institution.  This information
needs to be included at the time of submission with the application materials.


Written and telephone inquires are encouraged.  AHCPR welcomes the opportunity
to clarify any issues or questions from potential applicants.

Direct inquiries regarding programmatic issues, including information on the
policies of inclusion of women, minorities, and children to:

Research Education Division
Office of Research Review, Education and Policy
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
2101 East Jefferson Street, Suite 400
Rockville, MD  20852
Telephone: (301) 594-1452
Email:   Training@AHCPR.Gov

Direct inquiries regarding fiscal and administrative matters to:

Al Deal
Grants Management Specialist
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
2101 East Jefferson Street, Suite 601
Rockville, MD  20852
Telephone:  (301) 594-1447
Email:  Adeal@AHCPR.Gov

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