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Rural Residency Planning and Development Program Technical Assistance

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.155
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 22, 2018

For programmatic or technical questions:
Jemima Drake

For grants management or budget questions:
Benoit Mirindi


The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy intends to enter into a cooperative agreement to establish a technical assistance (TA) center that will support HRSA's anticipated 2019 Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) program.

Program objectives include:

  • Promote the process of rural residencies-to-rural pipeline by assisting with the development of new rural family medicine, internal medicine, or psychiatry residency programs
  • Support efforts to establish or maintain new rural residency programs, including assisting new programs to successfully achieve accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • Assist with identifying, qualifying for, and securing, as applicable, Medicare graduate medical education funding and/or other sustainable pathways of funding rural residencies
  • Establish and promote a network or consortium of rural residency programs to identify successful strategies, promote promising practices, and identify policy challenges
  • Promote rural residency training to medical students

Priority for TA will be RRPD program awardees; however, if resources are available, TA may be provided to other entities that would have been eligible for the RRPD program but did not apply and applicants that were not selected for a RRPD program award.


Eligible applicants are any domestic public or private nonprofit entities including:

  • Faith-based and community-based organizations
  • State governments and their agencies
  • Public universities, colleges, and research institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Local governments or their bona fide agents
  • Federally recognized tribal governments, tribes, and tribal organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $800,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Number of awards: 1
Estimated total program funding: $2,400,000 over the entire project period

Application process

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

Applicant webinar recording:
Playback number: 888.203.1112
Passcode: 35789526

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Graduate medical education · Health workforce pipeline · Networking and collaboration · Physicians · Primary care

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