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Rural Health Information Hub

Formerly the
Rural Assistance Center

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.

Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP)
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
NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Offers loan repayment assistance to registered nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, and nursing school faculty who agree to work in underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 23, 2017
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Inactive
Awards funding to plan, develop, and operate predoctoral training programs in dentistry and dental hygiene for dental and dental hygiene students that address enhancing pediatric training to support improved access to oral health care for vulnerable, underserved, or rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2017
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program Inactive
Grants to support innovative academic-practice partnerships to prepare primary care advanced practice registered nursing students to practice in rural and underserved settings through academic and clinical training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2017
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Program (NAT) Inactive
Provides funding to accredited institutions to support traineeships for licensed nurses who are enrolled in a nurse anesthesia program, with preference given to projects that will benefit rural and underserved populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 5, 2016
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program Inactive
Grants to establish and/or operate scholarship or stipend programs aimed at increasing nursing education opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 18, 2016
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Inactive
Offers funding to states to develop and implement programs that address the dental workforce needs of designated dental health professional shortage areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2016
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration