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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.

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)
Awards funding to health professions schools to increase diversity in the health professions workforce by providing scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Priority is given to institutions that seek to place graduates in medically underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 3, 2020
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Program (NAT)
Funding for 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: Mar 6, 2020
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, and nursing school faculty who agree to work in underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2020
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for primary healthcare professionals who agree to serve in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Apr 23, 2020
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Training and Mentoring/DATA 2000 Waiver
Training to provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for clinicians in high-need communities. Clinicians who complete the training may be priority applicants for some NHSC loan repayment programs, and qualified disciplines can become eligible for the Loan Repayment Program Continuation Contract MAT Award Enhancement.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention - Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Program: Behavioral Health Integration Inactive
Grants for projects designed to increase the access and quality of behavioral health services through behavioral health integrated team-based care models; and train the future nursing workforce to provide integrated behavioral health services in primary care settings through academic-practice partnerships.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 19, 2020
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry Inactive
Grants to plan, develop, operate, or participate in, postdoctoral training programs in the fields of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and dental public health. Programs should prepare postdoctoral trained dentists to improve access to and delivery of oral healthcare delivery to low income, underserved, uninsured, underrepresented minority, health disparity, and rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 12, 2020
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 for accredited schools of nursing to establish and/or operate a student loan fund. Grantees will loan money to students, and up to 85% of each loan may be forgiven upon completion of up to 4 years of full-time employment as a faculty member in an accredited school of nursing.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Residency Training in Primary Care (PCTE-RTPC) Program Inactive
To increase the distribution of primary care physicians in rural and underserved areas, this grant is designed to enhance accredited residency training programs in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or combined internal medicine and pediatrics (med-peds) in rural and/or underserved areas. Funds can also support the development of rural and/or underserved residency tracks within existing accredited residency programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 24, 2020
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program Inactive
Funding to support the training of residents in new or expanded primary care residency training programs in community-based ambulatory patient care centers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services