Delta Region Rural Health Workforce Training Program
The Delta Region Rural Health Workforce Training Program provides funding to develop strategic networks that will support the recruitment, formal training, certification, and placement of current and future administrative support or business operations professionals for rural healthcare facilities in the Delta Region. The program seeks to enhance healthcare delivery in Delta communities by addressing the need for trained professionals working in the following administrative support occupations: medical coding and billing, claims processing, information management, and clinical documentation.
Required activities include:
- Develop academic training programs that lead to professional certification and academic degrees for the following administrative support occupations: medical coding and billing, claims processing, information management, and clinical documentation
- Develop a strategic network of partnerships to support recruitment, formal training, certification, and placement of participants/trainees
- Establish or leverage partnerships with rural-serving DRA region community-based organizations to recruit participants from rural communities into the program
- Establish or leverage partnerships with rural DRA region healthcare facilities to place participants for hands-on training and employment upon completion of the program
- Establish or leverage partnerships with healthcare facilities participating in the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program to recruit current administrative support staff to participate in training and to recruit facilities to serve as practicum sites for hands-on learning and future employment for program participants
- Provide financial support to participants/trainees for tuition, books, software, certification testing fees, childcare support, other items to facilitate the successful completion of the program
Eligible applicants include domestic public, private, and nonprofit organizations, including tribes and tribal organizations, faith-based and community-based organizations, and the following public or private nonprofit educational entities:
- Colleges and universities
- Community colleges, technical colleges, and vocational schools
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
- Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs)
- Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)
Eligible organizations must be located in one of the eight states in the DRA region.
Applicants are required to establish a strategic network of partnerships composed of at least 4 separate organizations and must propose to serve one of four geographical service areas identified for this opportunity. Additional information regarding network and service area requirements is available in the funding announcement.
Maximum award amounts for each service area are as follows:
- Northern Service Area: $500,000 per year
- Central Service Area: $600,000 per year
- Southern Service Area: 6500,000 per year
- Eastern Service Area: $300,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 4
Estimated total program funding: $2,000,000
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