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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.

Colorado Rural and Frontier Health Care Preceptor Tax Credit
An annual $1,000 individual income tax credit for primary care preceptors in rural 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
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
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Delaware Health Care Commission
E-learning Program: Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals
A 5-hour on demand e-learning program to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency. The program is accredited for contact hours for many behavioral health professionals.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
Florida Project ECHO: Palliative Care in the Primary Care Clinic
A virtual-learning platform for health professionals in Florida to learn about best practices and evidence-based care for rural patients with serious and life threatening illness through didactic and case presentations.
Geographic coverage: Florida
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Florida Rural Health Association
Hawaii State Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for certain health professionals who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Hawaii.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers
Illinois National Health Service Corps State Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, dentists, and psychiatrists who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Illinois Center for Rural Health
Illinois Veterans' Home Medical Provider Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for certain medical professionals to pursue or continue careers at Illinois veterans' homes.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Maine Care for the Underserved Pathways AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate and honors distinction program for health professions students in Maine that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Maine Area Health Education Center Network, University of New England Center for Excellence in Health Innovation
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
Montana Board of Nursing Online Training
Free online training that focuses on the Montana Board of Nursing administrative rules, statutes, complaint and discipline process, and delegation.
Geographic coverage: Montana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Montana Area Health Education Center, Montana Office of Rural Health