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Community Incentive for Rural and Underserved Areas of Tennessee

Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis



The Community Incentive Program provides funding for rural and underserved healthcare practices to offer incentives that will bring qualified physicians into areas of need. Funds also contribute to the retention of rural physicians and support the workforce network of rural practice sites in their efforts to build the healthcare workforce in rural Tennessee communities.

Approved uses of funds include:

  • Signing bonuses
  • Relocation expenses
  • Acquisition of equipment necessary for improved provision of care
  • Insurance
  • Locum tenens
  • Tuition or loan repayment

Eligible sites include underserved facilities in Tennessee that can demonstrate an immediate need and see at least 30% TennCare or uninsured patients.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $30,000 per site.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed quarterly.

Tagged as
Healthcare facilities · Physicians · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Tennessee

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.