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Rural Residency Planning and Development 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.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.155
Bureau of Health Workforce, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 30, 2020

For programmatic or technical questions:
Sheena Johnson, MPH

For grants management or budget questions:
Nancy Gaines


The Rural Residency Planning and Development Program provides grants to develop newly accredited, sustainable rural residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, public health, general preventive medicine, psychiatry, general surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology. The overall goal of the program is to support expansion of the physician workforce in rural communities.

New rural residency programs are expected to:

  • Achieve accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • Ensure sustainability through public or private funding beyond the period of performance
  • Track residents' career outcomes post-graduation, including retention in rural communities.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Rural hospitals
  • Rural community-based ambulatory patient care centers including Federally Qualified Health Centers, community mental health centers, and Rural Health Clinics
  • Health centers operated by the Indian Health service, an Indian tribe or tribal organization, or an urban Indian organization
  • Graduate medical education consortiums
  • Faith-based and community-based organizations that are capable of carrying out the grant activities

Either the applicant or the consortium's primary training partner must be located in a rural area.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $750,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 11
Estimated total program funding: $8,250,000

Application process

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

Applicant webinar recording
Playback number: 866.360.3307
Passcode: 51520

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Graduate medical education · Health workforce education and training · Hospitals · Maternal health and prenatal care · Physicians · Primary care · Public health · Rural Health Clinics · Surgery · Sustainability of programs

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