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DATA 2000 Waiver Training Payment Program


Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before December 31, 2021.

Health Resources and Services Administration
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

The DATA 2000 Waiver Training Payment Program will provide one-time direct payments of $3,000 to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Rural Health Clinics (RHC) for each eligible provider who possesses a DATA 2000 Waiver (also called a MAT Waiver), which allows a provider to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). The program seeks to increase access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorder for underserved rural populations.


Applications may only be submitted by Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Rural Health Clinics (RHC) on behalf of their eligible providers. Eligible health centers must be certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an active FQHC or RHC.

FQHCs include:

  • Community health centers
  • Health center program look-alikes
  • Migrant health centers
  • Health care for the homeless health centers
  • Public housing primary care centers
  • Outpatient health programs or facilities operated by a tribe or tribal organization or by an urban Indian organization

Eligible providers are physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, or certified registered nurse anesthetists who meet the following criteria:

  • First obtained a DATA 2000 waiver on or after January 1, 2019
  • Are employed by or working under contract for the applying FQHC or RHC
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

A payment of $3,000 will be made for each eligible provider submitted on the application.

Application process

Applications must be submitted through HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB)

Application instructions and additional guidance are available on the program website.

Applicants will need a System for Award Management (SAM) and a HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB) account in order to apply.

There is no deadline to apply. Payments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, until all available funds have been disbursed.

Applicant assistance:

Tagged as
Access · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Illicit drug use · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Physician assistants · Physicians · Prescription drug misuse · Rural Health Clinics · Substance use and misuse

Organizations (1)

  • Health Resources and Services Administration, view details

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.