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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Health occupations

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

First Responders - Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Cooperative Agreement
Grants to allow first responders and members of other key community sectors to administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Over half of the total funding available is set aside for recipients serving rural communities with high rates of opioid abuse.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 17, 2021
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Minnesota International Medical Graduate Career Guidance and Support Grant Program
Grants to eligible nonprofit organizations to assist immigrant international medical graduates and other foreign trained healthcare professionals who wish to integrate into the Minnesota healthcare delivery system, with the goal of increasing access to primary care in rural and underserved areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: May 17, 2021
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Community-Based Workforce for COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach
Funding to address COVID-19 related health disparities and advance health equity by mobilizing community outreach workers, including community health workers, patient navigators, and social support specialists, to educate and assist individuals in getting the COVID-19 vaccination. Projects should target resources to the most vulnerable and medically underserved communities in both rural and urban areas to ensure that challenges such as vaccine confidence and assisting with vaccine accessibility are addressed.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 18, 2021
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Massachusetts State Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for primary healthcare professionals who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area or a high need community of Massachusetts.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts
Application Deadline: May 21, 2021
Sponsors: Massachusetts Health Care Workforce Center, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
Primary Care Dental Faculty Development Program
Grant for a single entity to serve as a Primary Care Dental Faculty Development Center to support the career development of junior primary care dental faculty through training, development activities, and sub-awards. The program's goals are to support the development of future clinical educators and leaders in primary care dentistry with skills in providing community-based clinical primary care in rural and medically underserved settings, integrated primary and oral healthcare, and oral healthcare across the life span.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 21, 2021
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Residency Planning and Development Technical Assistance Program
A cooperative agreement with a single entity to provide technical assistance for HRSA Rural Residency Planning and Development Program awardees that are working to expand the number of rural residency training programs and subsequently increase the number of physicians choosing to practice in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 21, 2021
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities
Grants for training and deployment of community health workers to build and strengthen community resilience to fight COVID-19 in geographic areas and populations that experience health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 24, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
Scholarships for nursing students in exchange for a minimum 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 26, 2021
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 eligible primary healthcare professionals who agree to serve in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 27, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for medical, nursing, and behavioral/mental health clinicians with specific training and credentials to provide evidence-based substance use disorder treatment in rural communities designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 27, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services