The GME Planning and Partnership Grants Program was established in 2013 by the Texas Legislature to assist in increasing the number of entities with first-year residency positions. The program provides support for hospitals, medical schools, and community-based health centers in the state interested in creating a new residency program with first-year residency positions. The program encourages new partnerships between applicants and existing GME programs. From 2014-2019, the program has helped establish 19 new residency programs, creating 154 new first-year residency positions.
The GME Planning and Partnership Grants Program received an appropriation for the FY 2022-2023 biennium of $478,690. A request for applications for the next planning grant awards will be released in spring 2023.