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Minnesota Health Professional Clinical Training Expansion Grant Program

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
May 28, 2021

Paia Vang


The Minnesota Health Professional Clinical Training Expansion Grant Program provides funding to support educational programs that provide clinical training for health professionals that include training sites for rural areas and underserved populations.

Funds may be used for:

  • Establishing or expanding clinical training for physician assistants, advanced practice registered nurses, pharmacists, dental therapists, advanced dental therapists, and mental health professionals
  • Recruitment, training, and retention of students and faculty
  • Connecting students with appropriate clinical training sites, internships, practicums, or externship activities
  • Travel and lodging for students
  • Faculty, student, and preceptor salaries, incentives, or other financial support
  • Development and implementation of cultural competency training
  • Evaluations
  • Training site improvements, fees, equipment, and supplies required to establish, maintain, or expand a training program
  • Supporting clinical education in which trainees are part of a primary care team model

Applicants must fulfill all of the eligibility criteria.

  1. Located in Minnesota
  2. Provide clinical training for students in any or all of the following professions:
    • Advanced practice registered nurses
    • Dental therapists and advanced dental therapists
    • Mental health professionals, as defined under Minnesota Statute 245.462, Subdivision 18
    • Pharmacists
    • Physician assistants
  3. Train or propose to train students primarily in Minnesota
  4. Can demonstrate accreditation and compliance with the accrediting bodies for the professions listed above
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Programs may receive up to $75,000 for planning projects, and up to $300,000 for training projects over 3 years. The maximum award for each new grant will be $150,000 in year 1, $100,000 in year 2, and $50,000 in year 3.

Estimated number of awards: 3-6

Due to limited funding, it is unlikely that any program will receive the full amount for training projects.

Application process

Links to applications instructions and required forms are available on the program website.

Completed applications may be submitted by:

Minnesota Department of Health
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

Minnesota Department of Health
625 Robert St. N
St. Paul, MN 55155-2538


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Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Capital funding · Dental workforce · Health workforce education and training · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Primary care · Minnesota

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