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Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Technical Assistance 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: 93.912
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 8, 2022

For programmatic or technical questions:
Aitebureme Aigbe, DrPH

For grants management or budget questions:
Nancy Gaines
301.443.5382 contact center:

HRSA contact center:


The Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Technical Assistance Program (Short Title: RPHWTN-TAP) will provide funding for a single entity to provide technical assistance (TA) to rural healthcare networks engaging in workforce training activities who are addressing the critical need for more trained health professionals, which has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Program goals include:

  • Provide technical assistance to Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network (RPHWTN) program award recipients and other rural stakeholders seeking guidance on how to expand clinical and operational workforce capacity in 4 specific workforce training tracks within their rural healthcare networks. Tracks include:
    1. Community health support
    2. Health IT and/or telehealth technical support
    3. Community paramedicine
    4. Case management staff and/or respiratory therapists
  • Identify and/or develop, promote, and maintain tools and resources that can be widely adopted to support rural healthcare networks' ability to expand public health capacity by supporting healthcare job development, training and placement in rural and tribal communities
  • Facilitate relationships between rural healthcare networks and relevant stakeholders at the local, state, regional, and national level to promote the exchange of information and promising practices that increase training and certification programs in specified workforce training tracks
  • Identify and strengthen rural healthcare networks capacity to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to emerging clinical and operational workforce challenges related to COVID-19 and long COVID
  • Provide technical assistance that supports rural healthcare networks in their efforts to connect academia with healthcare service delivery to address growing rural health workforce disparities

Eligible applicants include domestic public or private, nonprofit and for-profit, entities

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 1

Application process

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

Applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
COVID-19 · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Infectious diseases · Networking and collaboration · Public health

Organizations (3)

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