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Teaching Health Center Planning and Development Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.530
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dec 12, 2022

For programmatic or technical questions:
Crystal Waters, DNP, FNP-BC

For grants management or budget questions:
Kim Ross, CPA


The Teaching Health Center Planning and Development Program (THCPD) will provide planning and development grants to establish new accredited or expanded community-based primary care residency programs. The program is designed to support the expansion of the primary care physician and dental workforce in rural and underserved communities.

Program objectives include:

  • Residency Program Development - Develop a new accredited community-based residency program in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine-pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or geriatrics that is ready to begin training its first class of residents no later than the academic year (AY) immediately following the end of the period of performance. In addition, programs should:
    • Provide interprofessional training specific to the needs of their community which may include training with behavioral health professionals and paraprofessionals, nutrition specialists, and pharmacists
    • Aim to decrease healthcare disparities by identifying and immersing trainees in the care of special populations that will be served by the training program such as members of tribal communities, veterans, people living with HIV, patients who are uninsured or underinsured, patients with substance use disorder, or other populations served by HRSA programs
    • Address other known challenges specific to Teaching Health Center residency programs including, but not limited to, having sufficient specialty and subspecialty preceptors and ensuring residents will encounter a high enough volume of patients
  • Program Sustainability - Have a clearly defined, factual, and validated sustainability plan that includes ongoing funding stream(s) to sustain long-term resident training once the program is established through the following options:
    • State or other public and/or private support
    • A combination of multiple federal funding streams

Eligible applicants are community-based ambulatory patient care centers which include, but are not limited to:

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Community mental health centers
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Health centers operated by the Indian Health Service, an Indian tribe or tribal organization, or an urban Indian organization
  • An entity receiving funds under Title X of the PHS Act
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000
Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 47
Estimated total program funding: $23,500,000

Application process

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

Applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Children and youth · Dental workforce · Elderly population · Families · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Graduate medical education · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Maternal health and prenatal care · Maternal health workforce · Oral health · Physicians · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Primary care · Rural Health Clinics · Sexual and reproductive health · Sustainability of programs · Uninsured and underinsured · Veterans

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