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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses

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

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)
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: Jan 13, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AgriSafe Nurse Scholar Program
A distance learning opportunity available to rural nurses designed to increase knowledge base in prevention, identification, and assessment of diseases related to agricultural work exposures. A 50% scholarship is available for nurses working in nonprofit organizations, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, government agencies, and educational institutions. A full scholarship is available for nurses from Missouri and Arkansas that work in Rural Health Clinics, government agencies, academia, and nonprofit organizations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2022
Sponsor: AgriSafe Network
Delaware State Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for healthcare professionals who agree to practice in a medically underserved area of Delaware for a minimum of 2 years.
Geographic coverage: Delaware
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2022
Sponsor: Delaware Health Care Commission
3RNET Recruitment and Retention Assistance
Helps health professionals find jobs in rural and underserved areas and assists employers in recruiting and retaining health professionals in rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: 3RNET
Alaska AHEC Scholars Program
Multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in Alaska that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce
Alaska Health Care Professionals Workforce Enhancement Program (SHARP – 3)
Direct incentive payments and loan repayment assistance for a wide range of healthcare professionals in exchange for working in an underserved area or with underserved populations in Alaska.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
California AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in California that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: California Area Health Education Center Program
Colorado Rural and Frontier Health Care Preceptor Tax Credit
An annual $1,000 individual income tax credit for primary care preceptors in rural and frontier Colorado to offset the costs of their voluntary mentorship of students studying to work in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Colorado Rural Health Center
Community Incentive for Rural and Underserved Areas of Tennessee
Funding to assist rural and underserved practice sites in recruiting and retaining qualified physicians, dentists, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners in Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development
CORE Concepts in Telehealth Certificate Program
Self-paced online training program for healthcare students and professionals covering CORE (Clinical, Operational, Regulatory, and Ethics) concepts for successful implementation and delivery of telehealth. Organized in 7 modules, featuring case studies and interactive content on telehealth technology, telepresence skills, licensing, and regulation.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Board of Telehealth