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Rural Health Information Hub

Formerly the
Rural Assistance Center


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.

South Dakota Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program
Offers a monetary incentive to health professionals who complete a 3-year service agreement at a rural facility in South Dakota.
Geographic coverage: South Dakota
Application Deadline: Dec 29, 2017
Sponsor: South Dakota Office of Rural Health
Arkansas Community Match Rural Physician Recruitment Program
Offers a financial incentive to physicians who agree to practice primary care in rural areas of Arkansas.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Jan 5, 2018
Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
South Carolina Rural Physician Incentive Grant Program
Offers cash awards to physicians and advanced practice professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of South Carolina.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2018
Sponsor: South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
3RNet Recruitment and Retention Assistance
Helps health professionals find jobs in rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
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
Ford Family Foundation Grants
Offers grants to small, rural communities for community development; technical assistance; critical needs; and programs that offer increased access to health or dental services, youth development, or child abuse prevention.
Geographic coverage: Oregon and Siskiyou County, California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Ford Family Foundation
Louisiana Tax Credit for Physicians and Dentists
Offers a tax credit for doctors and dentists who practice in a rural or shortage area of the Louisiana.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
New Mexico Rural Healthcare 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 health care 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
Oregon Rural Medical Practitioner Insurance Subsidy Program
Offers reimbursement for medical malpractice insurance policy premiums to physicians and nurse practitioners who practice in rural Oregon.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Rural Health