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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

Mary Ann Watson


The Community Incentive Program provides funding for rural and underserved healthcare practices to offer incentives that will bring qualified physicians, dentists, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners into areas of need. Funds also contribute to the retention of rural providers 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 and/or other benefit enhancements
  • Locum tenens
  • Tuition or loan repayment

Eligible sites include facilities in medically underserved Tennessee communities, including:

  • Critical Access Hospitals (CAH)
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
  • Rural Health Clinics (RHC)
  • Health departments providing primary care
  • Faith-based clinics
  • Private practices
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $50,000 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
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Community and faith-based initiatives · Critical Access Hospitals · Dental workforce · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Healthcare facilities · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Oral health · Physicians · Primary care · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Rural Health Clinics · Tennessee

Organizations (1)

  • Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development, view details

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