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    First Responder Counter-Terrorism Training Assistance

    *Program Description* The First Responder Counter-Terrorism Training Assistance Program provides training to enhance the capabilities of first responders in managing the consequences of terrorist acts. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be or have been either a firefighter or an emergency response worker. *Application Process* For more information, see the Program Contact Information below. ...
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    General Research Loan Repayment Program

    *Program Description* The General Research Loan Repayment Program recruits and retains health professionals performing research in fields required by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to carry out its mission by providing educational loan repayment for participants with substantial amounts of educational debt relative to income. Program participants agree by written contract to engage in laboratory or clinical research as employees ...
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    Retention Incentives

    An agency may pay a retention incentive to a current employee if the agency determines that the unusually high or unique qualifications of the employee or a special need of the agency for the employee's services makes it essential to retain the employee and that the employee would be likely to leave the Federal service in the absence of a retention ...
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    Genetics and Developmental Biology Research and Research Training

    *Program Description* The Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology supports studies directed toward gaining a better understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of inheritance and development. These studies underlie the more targeted research projects supported by other components of the National Institutes of Health. Most of the projects supported by the division make use of non-human model systems. It is expected that ...
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    Group Retention Incentives

    An agency may pay a retention incentive to a group or category of current employees if the agency determines that the unusually high or unique qualifications of the employees or a special need of the agency for the employees' services makes it essential to retain the employees in the group and that there is a high risk that a significant number ...
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    Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program

    *Program Description* The HDR-LRP is the congressionally mandated extramural loan repayment program for minority health disparities research. The objective of the HDR-LRP is the recruitment and retention of highly qualified health professionals to research careers that focus on minority health or other health disparities issues. The HDR- LRP serves as an avenue for NIH and the NCMHD to engage in, and ...
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    Retention Incentive Payment and Termination Calculations

    An agency may pay a retention incentive under 5 U.S.C. 5754 and 5 CFR part 575, subpart C, to a current employee when the agency determines that the unusually high or unique qualifications of the employee or a special need of the agency for the employee's services makes it essential to retain the employee and that the employee would be likely ...
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    Health Professions Recruitment Program for Indians

    *Program Description* The Health Professions Recruitment Programs for Indians provides grants to tribes, tribal organizations, and public or nonprofit private health or educational entities to assist in identifying American Indian/Alaskan Natives with potential for education or training in the health profession and encouraging and assisting them to enroll in a health profession or take postsecondary education or training in order to ...
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    Recruitment and Relocation Incentive Payment and Termination Calculations

    An agency may pay a recruitment incentive under 5 U.S.C. 5753 and 5 CFR part 575, subpart A, to an employee newly appointed to a position that is likely to be difficult to fill in the absence of an incentive. An agency may pay a relocation incentive under 5 U.S.C. 5753 and 5 CFR part 575, subpart B, to a current ...
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    Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project

    *Program Description* The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project provides employment and training services and support to help homeless veterans reenter the workforce. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have been in military service, not dishonorably discharged, and are now homeless or living in a shelter. *Application Process* For more information, see the Program Contact Information ...
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    Indian Employment Assistance

    *Program Description* The purpose of the program is to provide vocational training and employment opportunities to eligible American Indians. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a Native American/American Indian who is under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed, and you or a family member must be enrolled in ...
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    FEHB Eligibility

    Employees As a Federal employee, you are eligible to elect FEHB coverage, unless your position is excluded by law or regulation. Your agency applies these rules and determines your eligibility. However, there are numerous special provisions for people in part-time or intermittent employment, temporary appointments, and specifically named positions. Dependents Family members eligible for coverage under yourself and family enrollment ...
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    Indian Job Placement United Sioux Tribes Development

    *Program Description* The purpose of the program is to provide job development, counseling, social adjustment guidance, and referrals to job training programs and other assistance programs through the United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation, located in Pierre, South Dakota. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a Native American/American Indian who lives on an Indian ...
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    Indian Vocational Training-United Tribes Technical College

    *Program Description* The purpose of the program is to provide vocational training to individual American Indians through the United Tribes Technical College, located in Bismarck, North Dakota. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a Native American/American Indian who needs training or retraining to develop new job skills, and you or a family member ...
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    Ironworker Training Program

    *Program Description* The purpose of the program is provide ironwork vocational training, apprenticeships, and job placement to eligible Native Americans through the National Ironworkers Training Program, located in Broadview, Illinois. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a Native American/American Indian who needs training or retraining to develop new job skills, and you or ...
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    Fee-For-Service Plans

    Fee-For-Service (FFS) plans generally use two approaches. Fee-for-Service (FFS) Plans (non-PPO) A traditional type of insurance in which the health plan will either pay the medical provider directly or reimburse you after you have filed an insurance claim for each covered medical expense. When you need medical attention, you visit the doctor or hospital of your choice. This approach may be ...
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    Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals

    *Program Description* The purpose of the Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals (JOLI) program is to test and evaluate ways of creating employment and business opportunities for individuals receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) assistance. The program also aids other low-income individuals through self-employment, micro-enterprise, new business ventures, expansion of existing businesses through technical and financial assistance and non-traditional employment initiatives ...
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    Health Maintenance Organizations

    A health plan that provides care through a network of physicians and hospitals in particular geographic or service areas. HMOs coordinate the health care service you receive and free you from completing paperwork or being billed for covered services. Your eligibility to enroll in an HMO is determined by where you live or, for some plans, where you work. Some HMOs ...
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    Mental Health National Research Service Award

    *Program Description* The Mental Health National Research Service Awards ensure a continuing and adequate supply of well-trained personnel who are able to conduct research on mental health problems. The program provides training grants to institutions and fellowships to individuals at both the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels. There are awards to medical students proposing to become basic clinical researchers. In addition, there ...
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    Minority Access to Research Careers

    *Program Description* MARC offers special research training support to 4-year colleges, universities, and health professional schools with substantial enrollments of minorities such as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (including Alaska Natives), and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands. The branch's goals are to increase the number and competitiveness of underrepresented minorities engaged in biomedical research by strengthening the science curricula ...
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