Workplace Violence Grant Program

House Bill 280 (H.B. 280), 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, added Section 105.011 to include a workplace violence prevention grant program. The Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies will administer a grant program to fund innovative approaches for reducing verbal and physical violence against nurses in hospitals, freestanding emergency medical care facilities, nursing facilities, and home health agencies. The legislation requires grant recipients to submit periodic reports describing the outcome of the activities funded through the grant. Award funding for this program will be contingent upon funds being made available by the Texas Board of Nursing through an increase of nurse licensure fees.

Request for Applications

The request for applications is currently open through November 29, 2021.

Visit the following link for more information: https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/PCS/HHS0010240/

All questions or communications about this RFA must be sent to Amy.Pearson@hhs.texas.gov.

Grant Program Reports

Data and reports from the workplace violence studies conducted by the TCNWS can be found on the Workplace Violence Against Nurses reports page by clicking here or selecting >Data and Reports >Workplace Violence from the navigation menu on the left side of the page.

Last updated September 10, 2021