South Dakota Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program
South Dakota Office of Rural Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
The Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance
Program offers a financial incentive to certain healthcare professionals who complete a 3 year service
agreement at a rural facility in South Dakota. Facilities apply for matching funding to help with their recruitment efforts.
Eligible professions include:
- Dietitian or nutritionist
- Nurse (LPN or RN)
- Occupational therapist
- Respiratory therapist
- Medical/Laboratory technologist
- Physical therapist
- Medical/Clinical laboratory scientist
- Radiology technologist
- Speech therapist
- Healthcare social worker
The health professional must be a new employee at an
eligible facility. New employee is defined as one who has
been employed for no longer than 9 months prior to the
date the SD Office of Rural Health receives the
application. The eligible facility must be located in a
community with a population of 10,000 or less.
Eligible facility types include:
- Licensed hospitals
- Nursing homes
- Federally certified home health agencies
- Chemical dependency treatment facilities
- Intermediate care facilities for individuals with
- Community mental health centers
- Community support providers
- End stage renal dialysis facilities
- Ambulance services
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
Amount of funding
A $10,000 payment is made to each participating health professional.
Facilities in communities with a population under 2,500
must contribute 25%, and those with a population over
2,500 must pay 50% of the award amount.
The community portion of the payment can be made to the
health professional at any time. The state payment occurs
only after completion of the 3-year service obligation.
Health professionals cannot submit applications. South
Dakota eligible facilities must submit applications on
behalf of health professionals.
A link to the
application is available on the
Completed applications may be submitted by:
Office of Rural Health
600 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Recipients are selected on a first-come, first-served
basis through the last business day in December or until
the annual quota has been met, whichever comes first.
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