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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Recruitment and retention of health professionals

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

Maine Rural Medical Access Program
Financial incentives, in the form of reimbursement of insurance premiums, to ensure the availability of doctors who provide prenatal care and deliver babies in rural and underserved communities in Maine.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: May 3, 2019
Sponsors: Maine Bureau of Insurance, Maine Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Telligen Community Initiative Grants
Grants for programs and nonprofit organizations that address social determinants that impact health and enhance equity, that are making healthcare education more accessible, and that are fostering healthcare innovation in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma
Application Deadline: May 28, 2019
Sponsor: Telligen Community Initiative
National Health Service Corps Site Application
Apply to be a National Health Service Corps Site to receive recruitment and retention assistance, networking opportunities, and other benefits.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 30, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alliant Energy Partnership Programs
Funding for communities in Iowa and Wisconsin for projects and programs working in the areas of community development; professional and workforce development; retention, marketing, and recruitment; and building/site development.
Geographic coverage: Iowa and Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Sponsor: Alliant Energy
3RNet Recruitment and Retention Assistance
Helps health professionals find jobs in rural and underserved areas and assists employers in recruiting and retaining health professionals to rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
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
Community Incentive for Rural and Underserved Areas of Tennessee
Provides funding to assist rural and underserved practice sites to recruit and retain qualified physicians in Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development
Louisiana Small Town Health Professionals Tax Credit
Offers a tax credit for physicians, dentists, and primary care nurse practitioners who practice in a rural or shortage area in Louisiana.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Louisiana Department of Health
New Mexico Rural Health Care Practitioner Tax Credit
Offers a tax credit to 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
Oklahoma Volunteer Charitable Healthcare Provider Program
Offers state tort liability insurance to healthcare providers who provide care to medically indigent persons at a free clinic, or specialty providers providing care as a result of a referral from a free clinic.
Geographic coverage: Oklahoma
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oklahoma Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Development