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Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.530
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sep 21, 2021

For business, administrative, or fiscal questions:
Kim Ross
Grants Management Specialist

For program or technical assistance questions:
Kristin Gordon
Project Officer


The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program provides funding to support the training of residents in new or expanded primary care residency training programs in community-based ambulatory patient care centers. The purpose of the THCGME program is to strengthen the primary care workforce by supporting medical and dental training programs in primary care, community-based settings with an emphasis on improving the distribution of this health workforce in rural and underserved communities.

Awards will be made for:

  1. An expanded number of resident positions at existing HRSA THCGME Programs
  2. New resident positions at new Teaching Health Centers (THCs) that have never received payment under the HRSA THCGME Program for the applicable residency program

Priority will be given to applicants with a principal training site located in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), a medically underserved community (MUC), or a rural community, as defined in section 1886(d)(2)(D) of the Social Security Act.


Eligible applicants are community-based ambulatory patient care centers that sponsor the training of an accredited primary care residency program in the following specialties/disciplines:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Psychiatry
  • General Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Geriatrics
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Total funding available: $45,920,000
Number of awards: 85
Project period: 4 years

Award amounts are formula based, calculated from the number of awarded resident full-time equivalents.

35 will be expansion awards, and up to 50 new awards will be funded.

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Graduate medical education · Healthcare facilities · Maternal health and prenatal care · Oral health · Physicians · Primary care

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