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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.

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
MAT Waiver Eligibility Training
A free online and computer-based training series for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants that satisfies some of the requirements to obtain a waiver for prescribing buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS), The American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine
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 Integrated Behavioral Health Training
Training for healthcare providers in Montana that are interested in integrated behavioral health and medication assisted treatment for substance use disorders.
Geographic coverage: Montana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Montana Primary Care Association
Nebraska Loan Repayment Program for Rural Health Professionals
Loan repayment assistance for certain healthcare professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Nebraska.
Geographic coverage: Nebraska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
Nevada Health Service Corps
Loan repayment assistance for certain healthcare professionals who agree to practice in an underserved area of Nevada.
Geographic coverage: Nevada
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Nevada State Office of Rural Health
New Mexico Rural Clinical Internships and Rotations
Coordinates graduate level rural rotation experiences for family medicine residency, medical students, dental students, nurse practitioner students, and physician assistant students in New Mexico.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Center for Health Innovation
New Mexico Rural Health Care Practitioner Tax Credit
A tax credit for certain healthcare professionals who provide care in rural, underserved areas of New Mexico.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: New Mexico Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
North Carolina Community Practitioner Program
Loan repayment assistance for primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of North Carolina.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: North Carolina Medical Society Foundation
North Dakota AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in North Dakota that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: North Dakota Area Health Education Center