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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.

3RNet Recruiting for Retention Academy
Online educational opportunity to learn about tools and resources that can assist in recruiting qualified providers to rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 7, 2019
Sponsor: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
Louisiana Small Town Health Professionals Tax Credit
Offers a tax credit for certain healthcare professionals who practice in a rural or shortage area in Louisiana.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2019
Sponsor: Louisiana Department of Health
Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
Grants to promote the planning and development of rural healthcare networks in order to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential healthcare services; and strengthen the rural healthcare system as a whole.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 29, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Arkansas Community Match Rural Physician Recruitment Program
A financial incentive for physicians who agree to practice primary care in rural areas of Arkansas.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Dec 25, 2019
Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Oregon Rural Medical Practitioner Insurance Subsidy Program
Reimbursement for medical malpractice insurance policy premiums for physicians and nurse practitioners who practice in rural Oregon.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
Sponsors: Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Office of Rural Health
Louisiana Healthcare Workforce Collective Impact Grants
Grants to organizations working to implement educational, recruitment, retention, and related programs to meet pressing needs in Louisiana's healthcare workforce.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2020
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
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: 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
Funding to assist rural and underserved practice sites in recruiting and retaining qualified physicians in Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development
Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program Technical Assistance
Technical assistance for selected hospitals, clinics and their communities in the Delta Region to make in-depth health system enhancements.
Geographic coverage: Counties in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee that are served by the Delta Regional Authority.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Delta Regional Authority, National Rural Health Resource Center