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Minnesota Rural Family Medicine Residency Grant Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Letter of Intent (Required): Dec 9, 2022
Application: Dec 30, 2022

Joanne Madrid


The Family Medicine Residency Grant Program assists Family Medicine Residency programs outside the 7-county Minnesota Twin Cities metropolitan area by supporting costs associated with training eligible residents.

Grant funds may be used for:

  • Direct funding of family medicine resident, faculty, and preceptor salaries and fringe
  • Funding of training sites, for costs directly associated with the training of residents
  • Recruitment, training, and retention of residents and faculty
  • Contractual services
  • Travel and lodging for residents
  • Operation of the Family Medicine Residency Program, including education, faculty, and clinical expenses
  • Equipment purchases

Eligible applicants are family medicine residency programs that fulfill all of the following criteria:

  1. Are located in Minnesota, but outside the 7-county metropolitan area (defined by statute as Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties)
  2. Focus on training family medicine physicians to serve communities outside the 7-county metropolitan area
  3. Can demonstrate that at least 25% of graduates from the last 3 calendar years currently practice in Minnesota communities outside the 7-county metropolitan area
  4. Have current accreditation and compliance with the Institutional and Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Family Medicine, of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $400,000
Estimated number of awards: 2-4
Estimated total program funding: $1,000,000

Eligible programs seeking funding for new family medicine residency positions will receive up to $300,000 per new Family Medicine residency slot over 3 years. After the funding for new slots is awarded, eligible family medicine residency programs will receive a percentage of the remaining funding based on a ratio of the number of family medicine residents under contract in each program, as a portion of the total number of family medicine residents under contract in all eligible programs.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Step 1 applications must be submitted online by December 09, 2022. Step 2 applications must be submitted by December 30, 2022.

Tagged as
Graduate medical education · Health workforce education and training · Physicians · Minnesota

Organizations (1)

  • Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, view details

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