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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.

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals Inactive
Grants to develop and expand experiential training opportunities, such as field placements and internships, to improve the distribution and supply of the behavioral health workforce. The program emphasizes relationships with community-based partners to increase access to quality behavioral health services across the lifespan in high need and high demand areas. Special focus is placed on demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the specific concerns for children, adolescents, and transitional-aged youth who are at risk for behavioral health disorders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 21, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nursing Workforce Diversity Program Inactive
Funding to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds in becoming registered nurses using evidence-based strategies to support nursing students from enrollment through graduation. The purpose is to expand and support a workforce to provide quality, culturally-aligned care to rural and underserved communities in need.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant Program Inactive
Grants to partnerships of public and private sector entities to increase the number of individuals training in healthcare occupations that directly impact patient care and to alleviate healthcare workforce shortages by creating sustainable employment and training programs in healthcare occupations (including behavioral and mental healthcare) serving rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2020
Sponsors: Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Dental Preventive Clinical Support Program Inactive
Grants to address the challenges and opportunities associated with IHS preventive and clinical dental programs. The program goals are to provide support, guidance, training, and enhancement of dental programs within their area and to ensure that the services of the support centers and the dental programs result in measurable improvements in the oral health status of the American Indian/Alaska Native patients served.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 21, 2020
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency Integration Program Inactive
Grants to prepare new nurse practitioners for primary care or behavioral health practice in integrated, community-based settings, through expansions and/or enhancements to existing 12-month Nurse Practitioner Residency (NPR) programs. Priority is given to projects that benefit rural and underserved populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 8, 2020
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program Inactive
Grants to support training programs that expand the number of peer support specialists and other behavioral health-related paraprofessionals who are trained to work in integrated, interprofessional teams to provide services to children whose parents are impacted by opioid use disorders (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD), and their family members who are in guardianship roles.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 27, 2020
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Inactive
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
Indian Health Service Dental Externships Inactive
Externships for dental students interested in a career with the Indian Health Service Division of Oral Health or a Tribal site.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 29, 2020
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program Inactive
Grants to expand the number of fellows at accredited Addiction Medicine Fellowship and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship programs trained as addiction medicine specialists who work in underserved, community-based settings that integrate primary care with mental health disorders and substance use disorder prevention and treatment services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 6, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsors: Health Resources and 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