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Rural Health
Funding by Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Regional Public Health Training Centers Program
Grants to support Regional Public Health Training Centers designed to increase the number of individuals in the public health workforce; enhance the quality of the workforce; and improve the ability of the workforce to meet national, state, and local healthcare needs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Preventive Medicine Residency Program
Grants to provide graduate medical education training to preventive medicine residents for the purpose of increasing the number and quality of preventive medicine residents and physicians to support access to preventive medicine and to improve the health of communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) – Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) Training Program
Funding for partnerships between nurse training programs and community-based primary care facilities to recruit and train nursing students and current registered nurses to practice at the full scope of their license. Programs should emphasize chronic disease prevention and control, to include mental health and substance abuse conditions. Priority will be given to applicants that benefit rural and underserved populations or that meet state and local public health department needs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Training Primary Care Champions
Grants to strengthen primary care and the workforce by establishing fellowship programs to train community-based practicing primary care physician and/or physician assistant champions to lead healthcare transformation and enhance teaching in community-based settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) Inactive
Funding to accredited schools of nursing for a loan forgiveness program designed to prepare and train qualified nurse educators to fill faculty vacancies and increase the number of trained nurses entering the workforce.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 28, 2017
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education (LPHSWE) Inactive
Grants to provide training, education, faculty development, and curriculum enhancement to prepare students for leadership roles in public health social work through enrollment in a dual master’s degree program in both social work and public health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 7, 2017
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) Inactive
Offers loan repayment to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who agree to serve as faculty at eligible health professions schools for a minimum of 2 years.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2017
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals and Professionals Inactive
Awards funding to colleges and universities to support pre-degree internships and field placements for students pursuing careers in certain behavioral health careers. Special consideration will be given to programs that provide information and education dissemination to rural and medically underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 12, 2017
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program Inactive
Provides scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a 2-year, full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent), at an eligible healthcare facility with a critical shortage of nurses.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 11, 2017
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Area Health Education Centers Inactive
Grants to develop and enhance education and training networks within communities, academic institutions, and community-based organizations. The networks support the Bureau of Health Workforce’s strategic priorities to increase diversity among health professionals, broaden the distribution of the health workforce, enhance healthcare quality, and improve healthcare delivery to rural and underserved areas and populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 29, 2017
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration