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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.

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Program (NAT)
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: Feb 28, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program
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: Mar 8, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities
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: Mar 12, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Health Workforce Research Center Cooperative Agreement Program
Funding to support and disseminate research on trends in health workforce. In this cycle, two centers will be funded, one focused on health equity in health workforce education and training, and the other on behavioral health workforce.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 12, 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 Inactive
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 Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) – Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) Training Program Inactive
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
Preventive Medicine Residency Program Inactive
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
Regional Public Health Training Centers Program Inactive
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
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