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Texas Rural Nursing Recruitment and Retention Program (RNRR)

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Texas Department of Agriculture
Jun 27, 2024

The Texas Rural Nursing Recruitment and Retention Program (RNRR) offers funding for qualified rural healthcare facilities in Texas to assist with recruitment and retention of nurses.

Awarded facilities will provide stipend assistance to a selected nurse who is currently employed, or will be employed, by the facility and who agrees to work full-time for a minimum of 36 consecutive months.

Recruited nurses should:

  • Be recruited, hired, and working at the facility after the grant award date but no later than September 1, 2024
  • Agree to work full-time at the facility for 36 consecutive months from their start date to receive the stipend
  • Have most recently practiced in another state, or in a Texas county with more than 500,000 people, before accepting the role at the facility
  • Cannot have been a recipient of a Rural Communities Healthcare Investment Program (RCHIP) award within the past 2 years
  • Not currently be fulfilling another service obligation associated with another scholarship agreement, student loan agreement, or student loan repayment program

Eligible applicants are any healthcare facility that:

  • Employs nurses (Registered Nurses and/or Licensed Vocational Nurses)
  • Provides direct patient care to its community as a whole
  • Accepts Medicare/Medicaid patients
  • Is located within a rural Texas county with a population of 68,000 or less

Examples of eligible healthcare facilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Hospitals
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Nursing homes/assisted living facilities
  • Public health departments
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Each awarded facility will receive $15,000.

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Submit completed applications through the online grants portal.

Tagged as
Clinics · Hospitals · Long-term care · Nurses · Public health · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Rural Health Clinics · Texas

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